The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 22 million workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise at work each year.
OSHA requires employers to implement a hearing conservation program when noise exposure is at or above 85 decibels averaged over 8 working hours, or an 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA). Hearing conservation programs strive to prevent initial occupational hearing loss, preserve, and protect remaining hearing, and equip workers with the knowledge and hearing protection devices necessary to safeguard themselves.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 20,000 workplace hearing loss cases occur annually, many resulting in permanent hearing loss.
Life and Safety offers a “turnkey solution” for hearing conservation compliance.
Our services with help your organization implement and maintain a successful hearing conservation program that complies with OSHA 1910.95 “Hearing Conservation.”
Baseline Noise Monitoring Survey
Life and Safety will conduct a baseline noise survey to determine which areas / job tasks may be included in the hearing conservation program. The survey will outline where hearing protection is recommended and/or required and what levels of hearing protection should be offered. Conclusions and recommendations will be included in a written report.
Written Hearing Conservation Program
If employee noise exposures warrant a hearing conservation program, Life and Safety will develop a site-specific written hearing conservation program in compliance with OSHA 1910.95.
Annual Audiometric Testing Program
Life and Safety Consultants can assist your organization with implementing and maintaining an audiometric testing program which complies with OSHA 1910.95. Life and Safety will arrive to your facility to perform both baseline and annual employee audiograms. Your organization will have online access to your real-time data.
Annual Hearing Conservation Training
Life Annual Hearing Conservation Training – Life and Safety offers classroom, online, and webinar-based hearing conservation training. We can also provide online new hire training as well as annually retraining (as required by OSHA 1910.95).
An estimated 24% of hearing loss in the United States has been attributed to workplace exposure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Let us help you with your Hearing Conservation Program.