Monday, February 19, 2018

Hearing Conservation

Overview :

Noise, or unwanted sound, is one of the most pervasive occupational health problems. It is a by-product of many industrial processes. Exposure to high levels of noise causes hearing loss and may cause other harmful health effects as well. OSHAs hearing conservation program has been designed to protect workers with significant occupational noise exposures from suffering material hearing impairment.

This course teaches basic hearing conservation measures and standards for employees and managers. Main topics include OSHA regulations, types of hearing protection, monitoring/testing and calibration, training requirements, record keeping and noise level control.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the functioning of the ear, how it is affected by noise, and ways to control noise in the workplace

  • Explain the elements of OSHA Regulation 1910.95, including training, monitoring, testing, and recordkeeping requirements

  • Select and use proper hearing protection whenever excessive noise is encountered

  • Describe the elements of a noise monitoring program

  • Explain the components of audiometric testing and describe the audiogram and its uses.


This course is intended for all employees potentially exposed to harmful noise levels.


OSHA - 29 CFR 1910.95

Approximate Length

1 hour

Continuing Education Units

0.1 CEU(s)

Delivery Method



This course has these features and more:

  • Multimedia
  • Narration
  • Interactivity
  • Easy navigation
  • Supplementary material
  • Links to regulations
  • Real-world scenarios
  • Objective-based exams
  • Continuing Education Units.

IACET Continuing Education Units - American Safety Council has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102; (703) 506-3275.

In obtaining this approval, American Safety Council has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider accreditation status, American Safety Council is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.