Education and Training: 29 CFR 1910.95(k)(l)
Employers must provide annual hearing conservation training to all workers exposed to noise levels at or above the Action Level (85 dBA TWA). OSHA mandates that these topics must be taught annually.
The following topics will be covered in the annual education portion of the hearing conservation program:
Effects of Noise Exposure– How noise effects hearing.
Use, Selection and Fitting of HPDs– All employees in the Hearing Conservation Program must be educated on different types of earplugs and earmuffs, how to select the most appropriate protector and how to properly fit that HPD.
Audiometric Testing Procedure– Annual training shall also include an explanation of the purpose of audiometric testing and an explanation of the test procedures.
Employee testing and sign-in documentation will be maintained anytime training is completed.
One-on-One vs. Group:
Center for Industrial Audiometrics is happy to provide training to employees. This can be provided at the time of annual testing for each individual employee or can be provided to small groups at a designated time during the year. Cost will be determined by delivery method.
Education of the hearing conservation program must be taught on an annual basis.
Training can be completed either one-on-one or in a group setting.