OSHA Hearing Conservation Training

OSHA Hearing Conservation Training

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Course Overview

Our 100% online OSHA Hearing Conservation training course helps workers who are exposed to hazardous noise in the workplace to meet Federal and State OSHA Hearing Conservation requirements per OSHA standards.

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Who Should Take This Course?

The online OSHA Hearing Conservation Training course should be taken by employees who are subject to hazardous noise exposure at work. The course is designed to help employers and workers meet the Federal and State OSHA Hearing Conservation requirement outlined in OSHA regulations. Course topics include: OSHA standards and guidelines; Effects of noise exposure; Hearing protection devices (HPDs) – Selection, fit, use and care; Audiometric testing and employee monitoring; and more. View a detailed course outline below. 

Per 29 CFR 1910.95(k)(1):

The employer shall train each employee who is exposed to noise at or above an 8-hour time weighted average of 85 decibels in accordance with the requirements of this section. The employer shall institute a training program and ensure employee participation in the program.

Per 29 CFR 1910.95(k)(2):

The training program shall be repeated annually for each employee included in the hearing conservation program. Information provided in the training program shall be updated to be consistent with changes in protective equipment and work processes.

For information on OSHA Safety training requirements or the Safety training courses we offer, visit our OSHA Safety Training page. This course should be used as a training tool within a comprehensive hearing conservation program designed for employees. 


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Course Format

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This Online course includes up-to-date, high quality training provided through a state-of-the-art Online Training System (OTS). The training is fully narrated, self-paced with saved progress, and available 24/7. Interactive elements and quizzes help students retain the course material. A detailed student manual (PDF) is included with the course, providing the student with a convenient resource for referencing course material and taking notes. To ensure your complete satisfaction, we offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee*.

Once the course is completed, you will immediately be able to download, save or print your Course Completion Certificate which is provided in PDF format.


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OSHA Hearing Conservation Training $19.95
   

Course Sections

Module
Section Title
1 Introduction to OSHA Hearing Conservation
What is hearing conservation? | OSHA standards | Frequency and scope of training. 
2 The Effect of Noise on Hearing
Physics of sound | Anatomy and physiology of the ear | Noise | Effects of noise exposure | Hearing loss | OSHA guidelines. 
3 Hearing Protection Devices (HPDs)
Engineering and administrative controls | Hearing protection devices (HPDs) | Advantages and disadvantages of common HPDs | Noise reduction ratings | Dual protection. 
4 HPD Selection, Fit, Use, and Care
Hearing protection device selection | What is the best HPD? | Proper fit and HPD effectiveness | Earplug insertion technique | Fitting common HPDs | Proper use of hearing protection | HPD adequacy.
5 The Purpose and Procedures of Audiometric Testing
Employee monitoring | Audiometric Testing | Baseline audiograms | Annual audiograms | Follow-up procedures | Recordkeeping. 
6 Summary and Conclusion
Hazardous noise | Hearing protection devices | Audiometric testing | Hearing conservation program.
Course Exam

Course Objective

The objective of the OSHA Hearing Conservation Training course is to help employers and workers meet the Federal OSHA Hearing Conservation requirement outlined in OSHA regulations.  It is intended that  State OSHA Hearing Conservation training requirements be met as well.

Per 29 CFR 1910.95(k)(1) and 29 CFR 1910.95(k)(3):

The employer shall train each employee who is exposed to noise at or above an 8-hour time weighted average of 85 decibels in accordance with the requirements of this section. The employer shall institute a training program and ensure employee participation in the program.

The employer shall ensure that each employee is informed of the following:

  • The effects of noise on hearing;
  • The purpose of hearing protectors, the advantages, disadvantages, and attenuation of various types, and instructions on selection, fitting, use, and care; and
  • The purpose of audiometric testing, and an explanation of the test procedures.

 

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Course Sections

Within our Online Training System (OTS), this course consists of the 6 sections listed below.

Module
Section Title
1 Introduction to OSHA Hearing Conservation
2 The Effect of Noise on Hearing
3 Hearing Protection Devices (HPDs)
4 HPD Selection, Fit, Use, and Care
5 The Purpose and Procedures of Audiometric Testing
6 Summary and Conclusion
Course Exam

Course Exam

 
  • The final exam for this course consists of 20 questions, which are randomly compiled from a large pool of possible questions.
  • A 70% or better score is needed in order to pass the final exam. If a student does not pass, they may re-review information in the sections as necessary, and retake the test as many times as needed in order to pass.
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Accreditation

This course is designed to help employers and workers meet the Federal OSHA Hearing Conservation training requirement outlined in OSHA regulations.  It is intended that State OSHA Hearing Conservation training requirements be met as well.

Per 29 CFR 1910.95(k)(1) and 29 CFR 1910.95(k)(3):

The employer shall train each employee who is exposed to noise at or above an 8-hour time weighted average of 85 decibels in accordance with the requirements of this section. The employer shall institute a training program and ensure employee participation in the program.

The employer shall ensure that each employee is informed of the following:

  • The effects of noise on hearing;
  • The purpose of hearing protectors, the advantages, disadvantages, and attenuation of various types, and instructions on selection, fitting, use, and care; and
  • The purpose of audiometric testing, and an explanation of the test procedures.

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Once the course is completed, you will immediately be able to download, save or print your Course Completion Certificate which is provided in PDF format.


Additional Information

OSHA’s website provides a Health and Safety Topic for Occupational Noise Exposure, which offers a number of excellent resources regarding hearing protection and OSHA’s hearing conservation requirements. 


Additional Training

Please note that this OSHA Hearing Conservation training course provides valuable information on OSHA hearing protection and conservation, which applies to the general population of employees who are exposed to hazardous noise on the job. This course is not meant to replace company-specific training provided by your employer on equipment use and procedures for your particular work environment regarding hearing conservation. This training should be used as part of an overall hearing conservation program.  You must be trained by your employer on the hazards, equipment, engineering and administrative controls, safe work practices and emergency plans specific to your role and workplace.

In ALL situations, employers are required to ensure their employees are adequately trained to do their job.

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