Occupational Noise Exposure (OWS09)

Have you ever had to shout to be heard at work? Or finished your shift with an irritating ringing in your ears? If so, you’re probably already familiar with the hazards of a noisy workplace. The problem is, when workers are exposed to noise levels that are too high for too long, there’s a real risk of permanent and irreversible hearing loss.

OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, sets limits on noise exposure at work. As an employer, you’re legally required to protect your workers from the hazards of noise. The good news is that occupational hearing loss is entirely preventable, and there are many ways to control exposure, whatever your industry. This course shows you how.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

• Recognize your legal responsibilities regarding occupational noise exposure and hearing conservation as an employer
• Measure exposure to noise and any health effects on your workers
• Identify noise control measures, including engineering, administrative, and personal protective equipment (PPE)

Why take this course?

This course is aimed at employers. It lays out OSHA’s regulations for occupational noise exposure, so you know exactly what measures you need to take to prevent excessive exposure to noise and keep your workers safe.

15 mins | SCORM | Infographic

  • Occupational Noise Exposure
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed