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OSHA Hearing Conservation Training

OSHA Initial or Annual Refresher. Completed entirely online.

Overview

Who Should Take This Course?

This OSHA Online Hearing Conservation Training course is designed to be used as part of a hearing conservation program for all employees who are exposed to hazardous noise on the job.

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 1910.146(g)(1)

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.

Objectives

The objectives of this course are to meet the Federal OSHA Hearing Protection Training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.95(k). This course is also intended to meet any Hearing Conservation training requirements for State OSHA regulations as well.

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

The objectives of this course are to inform workers who may be exposed to Hydrogen Sulfide of the following:

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.

Topics

This course consists of 6 sections. It is recommended that users take each section in sequential order, although this is not required.

Module Section Course Title
Module 1 1 Introduction
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

Exams

This course has 1 final exam. The student must complete the course section before attempting the exam.

The final exam consists of 10 questions randomly selected from a large pool of questions. A 70% score or better is required to pass the exam.

If a student does not pass the exam the first time, they may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.

Additional Training

This course is designed to help workers meet the OSHA Hearing Conservation Training requirement as outlined in the OSHA regulation.

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.

This training should be combined with company specific training on the employer's hearing conservation program, including the proper use of hearing protection devices and the administration of audiometric tests.

Workers must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on the specific hazards of their job.

Training Providers should be used to ensure credibility and augment a company's training program. Therefore, in addition to the training provided by an outside party, a student should receive site-specific training that is supplied by their own company. This training should target the company's unique approach to hazard prevention, including the use of site-specific equipment, health and safety policies, and emergency procedures. As a rule, this company specific training should be well documented.

The bottom line in ALL SITUATIONS is that employers are required to ensure that their employees are adequately trained to do their job.

FAQ

Q – How long will this course take to complete?
A – Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may actually take longer to complete their training. Remember, this training should be used as an intricate tool in the context of an overall training program; it can be combined with other training throughout the year in order to meet any hour requirements needed.

Q – Do I have to finish the course in one sitting?
A – No, our courses are designed so you can start and stop as needed, allowing you to break the training up over a longer period of time. Our system will keep track of your progress, enabling you to resume where you left off upon your next login. It is important that once you start a section, you complete that section or you will need to start that section over from the beginning upon your return.

Q – Can I take the course from more than one computer?
A – Yes, you can take the online portion by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access. However, each computer does need to meet our basic system requirements for viewing our online courses.

Q – Will I receive a certificate for this course?
A – Yes, once you have completed a course, you are able to download, save or print a certificate of completion from your student account. Certificates are created in a pdf format. Users must have the latest version of Adobe Reader before attempting to download the completion certificate.