The Fire Department will use the following industry standard model to manage and abate occupational noise hazards in the workplace:

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "The Fire Department will use the following industry standard model to manage and abate occupational noise hazards in the workplace:"

Transcription

1 Disclaimer This model policy does not constitute legal advice. Fire Departments using this policy as a model should consult with your department s attorney for applicability in your state and to conform to and not conflict with existing companion policies or existing State or Federal laws. Contributor Fairfield (CT) Fire Department SUBJECT - Hearing Conservation Program Introduction An effective hearing conservation program can prevent hearing loss, improve employee morale and a general feeling of well-being, and reduce the incidence of stress-related disease. OSHA standard Occupational Noise Standard requires that the employers provide a hearing conservation program for employees who are exposed to dangerous occupational noise levels. NFPA 1500 also requires fire departments to develop hearing conservation programs. Both OSHA and NFPA recognize that hearing protection may not properly integrate with structural firefighter protective clothing or where the use of such protective equipment would create an additional hazard to the user. (NFPA 1500, 1999 edition) It is the intent of the Fire Department Hearing Conservation Program to minimize exposure to dangerous noise levels during emergency response, equipment inspections and maintenance, and station activities. The Fire Department will use the following industry standard model to manage and abate occupational noise hazards in the workplace: 1. Engineering Controls eliminate known problems through design 2. Administrative Controls SOP s 3. Personal Protective Equipment and Monitoring provide PPE for uncontrollable situations Firefighters are exposed to the following noise hazards creating a risk of hearing loss or damage Exposed Employee Group At Risk Noise Producing Activity 1. Fire Suppression Personnel Emergency Response Gas powered equipment operation Operation of pumps and vehicles Checking of apparatus (brakes, pumps)

2 2. Fire Maintenance Personnel Emergency Response Equipment maintenance activities Apparatus maintenance activities 3. Fire Prevention Personnel Emergency Response Alarm system testing Machinery/fire pump inspections 4. Fire Training Personnel Emergency Response Training activities involving gas powered tools, apparatus and other equipment 5. Administrative personnel Emergency Response These are considered hazardous activities: 1. Emergency response with lights and sirens 2. Inspection and operation of power equipment (gasoline engine type) 3. Operating apparatus and pumps 4. Training Activities involving the above 5. Apparatus Maintenance activities with excessive noise generation 6. Emergency Scene activities, power tools, high pressure gas leaks, alarms and radios Due to the known noise hazards and many uncontrollable factors, the Fire Department considers all suppression, training, prevention and administrative employees at risk. Monitoring Repeated monitoring will be performed when changes in the work environment increase the levels of noise to which employees may be exposed. This may result from the arrival of new apparatus, tools or systems or the desire to reduce the level of protection required. In the event of repeated monitoring, all affected employees or their representatives will have an opportunity to observe noise monitoring procedures. Audiometric Testing of Personnel Audiometric testing will be performed initially upon hire and annually thereafter in accordance with the OSHA standard This program will be provided at no cost to employees. All testing will meet or exceed OSHA requirements and be performed by a licensed or certified audiologist, otolaryngologist, or other physician, or by a technician

3 who is certified by the Council of Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation, or who has satisfactorily demonstrated competence in administering audiometric examinations, obtaining valid audiograms, and properly using, maintaining and checking calibration and proper functioning of the audiometers being used. Engineering Controls The Fire Department recognizes that minimizing noise production is the best way to eliminate hazardous noise exposure. As new equipment and apparatus are purchased, the department will incorporate, where practical, noise reducing technologies. Administrative Controls Supervisors will be required to comply with and support this program. OSHA considers noise exposure levels as a serious hazard. Failure to utilize hearing protection devices when required is considered a serious policy violation by the department. Personnel that refuse to wear provided protection will face disciplinary action in a progressive manner. Basic Requirements All personnel shall wear hearing protection devices in accordance with the following chart when HPD usage is required. At no time should the level of personal protection for firefighting be lowered due to the usage of hearing protection at scene of fires or other emergencies. Hearing Protection Requirements for personnel by hazardous activity Activitity HPD Usage 1. Emergency response with lights and sirens Required 2. Inspection and operation of power equipment Required (gasoline engine type) or fixed equipment. 3. Operating apparatus, compressors, and pumps Required 4. Prevention inspections with exposure to audible Required alarm systems noise (ie. testing alarms) 5. Training activities involving all of the above Required 6. Apparatus maintenance activities with excessive Required noise generation 7. Emergency scene activities, power tools, high pressure gas leaks, extrications, and alarms NOT required but Recommended - only use if it does not interfere with other PPE 8. Structural Fire Fighting activities Not Required only use if it does not interfere with other PPE

4 If personnel cannot safety wear hearing protection, they will not be required to wear it at emergency scenes. (i.e. pump operator working at a car fire on a limited access highway due to scene safety concerns) HPD Selection and Use The Fire Department provides a variety of hearing protection to all personnel at no cost. The department will initially offer a choice of the following hearing protectors which meet minimum noise reducing requirements (N.R.R.) of OSHA. Muff Style E.A.R Model 3000 ear muff all riding positions of apparatus David Clack Headset (integrated radio/muff) Plug Style Moldex Rockets Reusable Ear Plugs N.R.R. 26 db Fusion Reusable Corded Earplugs N.R.R. 27 db Howard Leight QB2hyg Supra-Aural N.R.R. 25 db E-A-R flex 28 N.R.R.28 db Training, selection and initial fitting of HPD s will be provided by qualified personnel on an annual basis. Due to advances in technology, the department will continue to purchase newer styles of HPD s which meet minimum OSHA requirements and offer them to personnel as requested at no cost. Training and Education The Fire Department will provide initial and annual training to all personnel as required by the standard. The training will at a minimum include the following topics: 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. The purpose of audiometric testing and an explanation of test procedures. Access to Information and Training Materials As a part of the Hearing Protection Program, the department will: Make copies of the noise standard available to affected employees or their representatives and post a copy in each station. Provide affected employees with any informational materials pertaining to the standard that are supplied to the employer by OSHA. Provide, upon request, all material relating to the employer's training and education program to OSHA.

5 Record Keeping The purpose of OSHA recordkeeping regulations is to assist employers in recognizing and correcting workplace hazards by tracking work-related injuries/illnesses and their causes. Requirements according to the noise standard are: Exposure Measurements Employers must maintain an accurate record of all employee exposure measurements. These records must be retained for two years. Audiometric Test Records The employer must retain all employee audiometric test records. These records must include: o Name and job classification of the employee. o Date of the audiogram. o The examiner's name. o Date of the last acoustic or exhaustive calibration of the audiometer. o Employee's most recent noise exposure assessment. The employer must maintain accurate records of the background sound pressure level measurements in audiometric test rooms. These records must be maintained for the duration of the affected worker's employment. Access to Records All records required by the noise standard must be provided upon request to: o employees, o former employees, o representatives designated by the individual employee, and o OSHA. Transfer of Records Employers who cease to do business must transfer to the successor employer all records required by the noise standard. The successor employer must retain these records for the remainder of the periods described previously. END

Hearing Protection Standard OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.95

Hearing Protection Standard OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.95 Hearing Protection Standard OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.95 The purpose of this standard is protect employees over exposure to noise and to prevent hearing loss. This standard also states that employees must

More information

OAK GROVE SCHOOL DISTRICT. Hearing Conservation Program

OAK GROVE SCHOOL DISTRICT. Hearing Conservation Program OAK GROVE SCHOOL DISTRICT Hearing Conservation Program CONTENTS PAGE 1.0 INTRODUCTION...1 1.1 Program Description...1 1.2 Scope...1 2.0 DEFINITIONS AND ACRONYMS...2 3.0 RESPONSIBILITIES...3 3.1 Supervisor/Department...3

More information

Stanford University. Hearing Conservation Program

Stanford University. Hearing Conservation Program Stanford University Hearing Conservation Program April 2006 Stanford University HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM CONTENTS PAGE 1.0 INTRODUCTION...1 1.1 Program Description...1 1.2 Scope...1 2.0 DEFINITIONS

More information

Comparison of U.S. Hearing Conservation Regulations and Recommendations

Comparison of U.S. Hearing Conservation Regulations and Recommendations Comparison of U.S. Hearing Conservation Regulations and Recommendations The table permits a quick comparison of the hearing conservation requirements of US general industry (OSHA, 1983), mining (, 1999),

More information

Program No. 7.2.1. Section Heading Page # 6.0 Monitoring 4. 7.0 Training 5. 8.0 Audiometric Testing 5. 9.0 Noise Exposure Control 6

Program No. 7.2.1. Section Heading Page # 6.0 Monitoring 4. 7.0 Training 5. 8.0 Audiometric Testing 5. 9.0 Noise Exposure Control 6 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PROGRAM MANUAL Title 1.0 INTRODUCTION As part of the Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC) Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Manual, this recognizes the existence of

More information

Hearing Conservation Program

Hearing Conservation Program Hearing Conservation Program Document Number: Effective Date: 2/2012 Revision Date: 4/2013 1.0 Purpose and Applicability 1.1 The purpose of this Hearing Conservation Program is to provide for the protection

More information

1. Program Description

1. Program Description TITLE: Hearing Conservation Program INITIATOR: Susan Robb REVISION DATE Jan 2016 1. Program Description 1.1 The purpose of the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Hearing Conservation Program (HCP)

More information

Occupational Noise Exposure

Occupational Noise Exposure DRAFT SAMPLE WRITTEN Occupational Noise Exposure For Compliance With 1910.95 NOISE PROGRAM This Instruction: 1. Applies to all personnel. 2. With the exception of requirements for reference and termination

More information

Sample Written Program. For HEARING CONSERVATION

Sample Written Program. For HEARING CONSERVATION Sample Written Program For HEARING CONSERVATION 1 HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM Co Name Prepared by Date I. PURPOSE This purpose of this hearing conservation program is to prevent occupational hearing loss

More information

SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY S WRITTEN HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM September 24, 2015

SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY S WRITTEN HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM September 24, 2015 SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY S WRITTEN HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM September 24, 2015 1.0 PURPOSE: The objective of the Southern Utah University hearing conservation program is to minimize occupational hearing

More information

SAMPSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE

SAMPSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE 1. PURPOSE SAMPSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM 1.1 The purpose of this program is to provide guidelines for employees exposed to occupational noise and to comply with the OSHA Occupational

More information

CHAPTER 11 NOISE AND HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM

CHAPTER 11 NOISE AND HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM CHAPTER 11 NOISE AND HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM INTRODUCTION This program contains information on the effects, evaluation, and control of noise. For assistance in evaluating a noise problem, contact

More information

Onsite Safety & Health Consultation Program Page 1

Onsite Safety & Health Consultation Program Page 1 This is a sample written Hearing Conservation Program. A written program is not required by law. This program is provided only as a guide to assist in compliance. It is not intended to supersede the requirements

More information

Loss Control TIPS Technical Information Paper Series

Loss Control TIPS Technical Information Paper Series Loss Control TIPS Technical Information Paper Series Innovative Safety and Health Solutions SM Introduction Occupational Noise Exposure and Hearing Conservation Noise, or unwanted sound, is one of the

More information

Best Practices in Implementing a Successful Hearing Conservation Program

Best Practices in Implementing a Successful Hearing Conservation Program in Implementing a Successful Hearing Conservation Program OSHA 29 CFR 1910.95 Though the language of OSHA s Occupational Noise Standard (29 CFR 1910.95) may appear convoluted, its dictates are rather straightforward:

More information

Hearing Conservation Program

Hearing Conservation Program Hearing Conservation Program Environmental Health & Safety 122 Grand Ave. Ct. Ph. 319-335-8501 Revised 8/2015 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 Purpose... 2 2.0 Scope... 2 3.0 Definitions... 2 4.0 Roles and Responsibilities...

More information

Environmental Health and Safety* 2809 Daley Drive * Ames, Iowa 50011-3660 * (515) 294-5359 * www.ehs.iastate.edu

Environmental Health and Safety* 2809 Daley Drive * Ames, Iowa 50011-3660 * (515) 294-5359 * www.ehs.iastate.edu Environmental Health and Safety* 2809 Daley Drive * Ames, Iowa 50011-3660 * (515) 294-5359 * www.ehs.iastate.edu Revision 2 October 2008 University Nondiscrimination Statement Iowa State University does

More information

Table of Contents. 1. Applicability. No. T-O&M X115 Title: Hearing Conservation Revised: 11-30-2011 TERMINALS O&M PROCEDURE

Table of Contents. 1. Applicability. No. T-O&M X115 Title: Hearing Conservation Revised: 11-30-2011 TERMINALS O&M PROCEDURE Table of Contents Table of Contents... 1 1. Applicability... 1 2. Scope... 2 3. Core Information and Requirements... 2 3.1. Hearing Conservation Program Description... 2 3.2. Action Level... 2 3.3. Occupational

More information

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY Department of Environmental Health & Safety. Hearing Conservation Program Pursuant to 29 CFR 1910.95

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY Department of Environmental Health & Safety. Hearing Conservation Program Pursuant to 29 CFR 1910.95 ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY Department of Environmental Health & Safety Hearing Conservation Program Pursuant to 29 CFR 1910.95 Revision Date: Feb. 2010 Table of Contents Arizona State Univeristy Environmental

More information

29 CFR 1910 OSHA GENERAL INDUSTRY REGULATIONS

29 CFR 1910 OSHA GENERAL INDUSTRY REGULATIONS 29 CFR 1910 OSHA GENERAL INDUSTRY REGULATIONS Subpart G Occupational Health & Environmental Control 1910.95 Occupational Noise Exposure 1910.95(c) Hearing Conservation Programs I Still Can t Hear You Experience

More information

S-822. Noise and Hearing Conservation RISK MANAGEMENT

S-822. Noise and Hearing Conservation RISK MANAGEMENT RISK MANAGEMENT Noise and Hearing Conservation Resources and information for developing Patient handling programs in health care Employers with workplaces that have excessive levels of noise need to implement

More information

Occupational Noise Exposure Requirements

Occupational Noise Exposure Requirements Hearing Conservation Hearing conservation is a major issue in the construction industry and in roofing operations, as well. A wide variety of roofing equipment is capable of producing levels of noise that

More information

Fire Department Required Training Self- Assessment Guide

Fire Department Required Training Self- Assessment Guide Fire Department Required Training Self- Assessment Guide March 2015 Every fire department training officer that has been tasked with satisfying requirements of ISO, OSHA and the NFPA has faced the reality

More information

UC Santa Barbara Hearing Conservation Program Manual

UC Santa Barbara Hearing Conservation Program Manual UCSB Hearing Conservation Program Manual Page 1 of 15 UC Santa Barbara Hearing Conservation Program Manual Rev. August 2014 Program Manager: Nick Nieberding Title: Industrial Hygiene Specialist Email:

More information

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAM

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAM OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAM As stated in NFPA 1500, Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program, "Firefighting has been recognized as the most hazardous occupation in

More information

UCSC HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) August 2007

UCSC HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) August 2007 UCSC HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) August 2007 Table of Contents Purpose Applicable Regulations and Standards Responsibilities Deans and Directors Department Heads, Managers,

More information

HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAMS

HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAMS HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAMS Presented By: Roberto Sgrosso Occupational Hygienist WorkSafeNB October 8, 2015 OBJECTIVES At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to: Recognize the required

More information

HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM Prince Edward Island Government Departments

HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM Prince Edward Island Government Departments HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM Prince Edward Island Government Departments INTRODUCTION: The Government of PEI is committed to providing a healthy and safe work environment for our employees and to preventing

More information

Noise: Impact on Hearing; Regulation

Noise: Impact on Hearing; Regulation Noise: Impact on Hearing; Regulation EOH 466A Fall 2008 Mechanism of Hearing Sound waves collected, focused by the outer ear. Humans have little control over muscles in outer ear. Many animals have the

More information

Who are you? Six Components of Hearing Conservation Program. Hearing is Precious!

Who are you? Six Components of Hearing Conservation Program. Hearing is Precious! Six Components of Hearing Conservation Program Helene R. Freed, Ed.M Public Relations Specialist Industrial Hearing Testing Who are you? Are you a student? Do you work in industry in H&S? Do you work in

More information

ADMINISTRATIVE INSTRUCTION

ADMINISTRATIVE INSTRUCTION EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2, 2007 PAGE: 1 of 10 I. Purpose The purpose of the hearing conservation program is to protect City employees from occupational exposure to excessive noise levels while at work

More information

OSHA Training Guidelines (An Unofficial Summary)

OSHA Training Guidelines (An Unofficial Summary) OSHA Training Guidelines (An Unofficial Summary) Many standards promulgated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) explicitly require the employer to train employees in the safety

More information

Courses offered regularly in Anchorage, Seattle or at your site or designated location throughout United States by contract

Courses offered regularly in Anchorage, Seattle or at your site or designated location throughout United States by contract Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation Sandra MacLean Uberuaga, MA, CCC-A, F-AAA, CPS-A CAOHC Certified Course Director since 1988 CAOHC Certified Professional Supervisor/Audiometric

More information

noise induced Working Together to Prevent Hearing Loss

noise induced Working Together to Prevent Hearing Loss noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) Working Together to Prevent Hearing Loss NOISE INDUCED HEARING LOSS Noise and its Effects Noise is a serious and widespread problem in many New Brunswick workplaces. Over

More information

E-A-R/Aearo Technologies E-A-RCAL SM Laboratory 7911 Zionsville Road Indianapolis, IN 46268-1657 eberger@compuserve.com

E-A-R/Aearo Technologies E-A-RCAL SM Laboratory 7911 Zionsville Road Indianapolis, IN 46268-1657 eberger@compuserve.com Original April 24, 2007 Revised June 21, 2007 E-A-R/Aearo Technologies E-A-RCAL SM Laboratory 7911 Zionsville Road Indianapolis, IN 46268-1657 eberger@compuserve.com INTRODUCTION The E-A-RFit TM Validation

More information

NCI-Frederick Safety and Environmental Compliance Manual 03/2013

NCI-Frederick Safety and Environmental Compliance Manual 03/2013 C-6. Medical Surveillance I. Purpose The purpose of the medical surveillance of employees at the NCI-Frederick is to preserve health and prevent work related disease. The medical surveillance program will

More information

Noise at the Work Site

Noise at the Work Site Noise at the Work Site Noise is one of the most common workplace hazards. Workers in many industries and occupations in Alberta are exposed to noise levels that are so high that their hearing can be damaged.

More information

Chapter 15 Hearing Conservation Table of Contents

Chapter 15 Hearing Conservation Table of Contents Chapter 15 Hearing Conservation Table of Contents 15.1 Foreword 15.2 Introduction 15.3 Managing Noise in the Workplace Page 15.3.1 Types of Hearing Damage 15.3.2 Ways To Identify Excessive Noise 15.3.3

More information

Note you MUST be certified at the time of the class to attend the recertification

Note you MUST be certified at the time of the class to attend the recertification Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation Sandra MacLean Uberuaga, MA, CCC-A, F-AAA, CPS-A CAOHC Certified Course Director www.alaskaoccupationalaudiology.com OCCUPATIONAL HEARING

More information

Section 4. Hearing Protection and Hearing Conservation Program (WAC 296-817-200), Noise Level Survey

Section 4. Hearing Protection and Hearing Conservation Program (WAC 296-817-200), Noise Level Survey Section 4. Hearing Protection and Hearing Conservation Program (WAC 296-817-200), Noise Level Survey Contents 4.1 Hearing Conservation Program... 4-1 4.1.1 Intensity and Duration... 4-1 4.1.2 How the Ear

More information

Noise at work a guide for health and safety representatives

Noise at work a guide for health and safety representatives Noise at work a guide for health and safety representatives Hearing problems caused by noise at work are far too common. The HSE estimates that 170,000 people in the UK suffer deafness, tinnitus or other

More information

quick guide to hearing protection Oregon OSHA s What you should know and not a word more!

quick guide to hearing protection Oregon OSHA s What you should know and not a word more! Oregon OSHA s quick guide to hearing protection What you should know and not a word more! A Division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services About this guide Oregon OSHA quick guides are for

More information

What causes noise induced hearing loss (NIHL)?

What causes noise induced hearing loss (NIHL)? Hearing Safety What causes noise induced hearing loss (NIHL)? ʺNoise exposure, whether occupational or recreational, is the leading preventable cause of hearing loss.ʺ Peter M. Rabinowitz, M.D., M.P.H.,

More information

Department of Defense INSTRUCTION

Department of Defense INSTRUCTION Department of Defense INSTRUCTION NUMBER 6055.12 December 3, 2010 USD(AT&L) SUBJECT: Hearing Conservation Program (HCP) References: See Enclosure 1 1. PURPOSE. This Instruction reissues DoD Instruction

More information

Western University. Hearing Protection Program. Prepared by: Occupational Health and Safety

Western University. Hearing Protection Program. Prepared by: Occupational Health and Safety Western University Hearing Protection Program Prepared by: Occupational Health and Safety June 1, 2014 1 Table of Content Page 1.0 Purpose 3 2.0 Definitions / Abbreviations 3 3.0 Application 4 3.1 Scope

More information

OSHA Scripts. Hearing Protection CBT Script

OSHA Scripts. Hearing Protection CBT Script Hearing Protection CBT Script Welcome / Splash Screen Welcome to the Florida Department of Transportation s computer-based training series on OSHA Construction Awareness Training. This is Chapter 3 Hearing

More information

Reducing Hearing Loss in the Oilfield. Brad Witt Director of Hearing Conservation

Reducing Hearing Loss in the Oilfield. Brad Witt Director of Hearing Conservation Reducing Hearing Loss in the Oilfield Brad Witt Director of Hearing Conservation Noise & Acoustics Noise + Acoustics Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Causes no pain Causes no visible trauma Leaves no visible

More information

Noise and Hearing Protection

Noise and Hearing Protection Noise and Hearing Protection Noise and Hearing Safety Training This training module is designed to teach you about the purpose and benefits of a hearing conservation program. After completing the training,

More information

HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM

HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM TABLE OF CONTENTS I. PURPOSE... 1 II. REGULATIONS AND OTHER APPLICABLE STANDARDS... 1 III. SCOPE... 1 IV. APPLICABILITY... 1 V. DEFINITIONS... 1 VI. RESPONSIBILITIES... 3 VII.

More information

Guideline for Hearing Conservation and Noise Control

Guideline for Hearing Conservation and Noise Control EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY Guideline for Hearing Conservation and Noise Control February 2007 Guideline for Hearing Conservation and Noise Control Workplace Safety & Health Division 200 401 York Avenue

More information

Occupational Medical Monitoring Program California State University, Bakersfield Rev: 10/18/2012

Occupational Medical Monitoring Program California State University, Bakersfield Rev: 10/18/2012 Occupational Medical Monitoring Program California State University, Bakersfield Rev: 10/18/2012 Table of Contents 1.0 PURPOSE... 3 2.0 SCOPE... 3 3.0 AUTHORITY... 3 4.0 RESPONSIBILITIES... 4 4.1 Office

More information

Hearing Test Results from 2009 Audio Engineering Society Convention Testing funded by Shure

Hearing Test Results from 2009 Audio Engineering Society Convention Testing funded by Shure Page 1 of 8 Hearing Test Results from 29 Audio Engineering Society Convention Testing funded by Shure SUMMARY The 127 th Audio Engineering Society (AES) convention was held in New York, New York from October

More information

OSHA SAFETY TRAINING TABLE for more information see www.osha.gov

OSHA SAFETY TRAINING TABLE for more information see www.osha.gov OSHA SAFETY TRAINING TABLE for more information see www.osha.gov CATEGORY DESCRIPTION WHO RECEIVES HOW OFTEN AWAIR Requires employers to set up a written accident & injury reduction program based on clearly

More information

ACOUSTICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR EFFECTIVE EMERGENCY ALARM SYSTEMS IN AN INDUSTRIAL SETTING

ACOUSTICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR EFFECTIVE EMERGENCY ALARM SYSTEMS IN AN INDUSTRIAL SETTING ACOUSTICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR EFFECTIVE EMERGENCY ALARM SYSTEMS IN AN INDUSTRIAL SETTING Dennis P. Driscoll, P.E. and David C. Byrne, CCC-A Associates in Acoustics, Inc. Evergreen, Colorado Telephone (303)

More information

Safety Meeting Topic: Chemical Spills and Emergency Action Plans for General Industry

Safety Meeting Topic: Chemical Spills and Emergency Action Plans for General Industry Company Name: Safety Meeting ID: 16 Date: Grainger Safety Services Inc. 2012 Safety Meeting Topic: Chemical Spills and Emergency Action Plans for General Industry UPDATED: This safety meeting has been

More information

VeriPRO: Hearing protection fit testing has never been easier

VeriPRO: Hearing protection fit testing has never been easier VeriPRO: Hearing protection fit testing has never been easier Safety professionals have a universal challenge in protecting the hearing of their noise-exposed employees: how much protection do their employees

More information

SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAM

SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAM PROGRAM NUMBER NO. PAGES 05-005 10 REVISION ISSUE DATE Revision 2 11/1/2005 SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAM Confined Space Entry 1.0 INTRODUCTION Confined Space Entry is a serious workplace hazard, capable of

More information

Occupational Title: Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Maintenance Technician

Occupational Title: Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Maintenance Technician Occupational Title: Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Maintenance Technician Key Purpose: Treat, monitor, store, and dispose hazardous materials and conduct emergency response. Critical Work Functions 1. Comply

More information

Sample Written Program. For INDUSTRIAL SAFETY

Sample Written Program. For INDUSTRIAL SAFETY Sample Written Program For INDUSTRIAL SAFETY INDUSTRIAL SAFETY PROGRAM The following safety policy is provided only as a guide to assist employers and employees in complying with the requirements of 29

More information

OSHA Compliance Checklist ASC

OSHA Compliance Checklist ASC OSHA Compliance Checklist ASC Date Inspectors Facility OSHA is the agency responsible for establishing and enforcing standards that will make the workplace safe and healthful for the employees. The way

More information

What are the risks for employees exposed to high levels of noise?

What are the risks for employees exposed to high levels of noise? Noise at Work Introduction This section seeks to give practical guidance to employers on complying with the Control of Noise at Work Regulations, which form part of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work

More information

Some Measured Levels of Noise Produced by Logging Equipment in 1998

Some Measured Levels of Noise Produced by Logging Equipment in 1998 Some Measured Levels of Noise Produced by Logging Equipment in 1998 By Cornelis F. de Hoop and Neil J. Lalonde Associate Professor and former Student, respectively Louisiana Forest Products Development

More information

Oregon OSHA s. quick guide to. hearing protection. What you should know and not a word more!

Oregon OSHA s. quick guide to. hearing protection. What you should know and not a word more! Oregon OSHA s quick guide to hearing protection What you should know and not a word more! About this guide Oregon OSHA s quick guide to hearing protection is an Oregon OSHA Standards and Technical Resources

More information

Hearing Conservation

Hearing Conservation A Health and Safety Guide for Your Workplace Introduction The risk of noise-induced hearing loss is often ignored until too late because: hearing loss causes no pain workers may feel discomfort and pain

More information

Workplace hearing loss is preventable.

Workplace hearing loss is preventable. Workplace hearing loss is preventable. 97 db 88 db 91 db 109 db 90 db 105 db 100 db 118 db 103 db 85 db 119 db 83 db All you have to do is listen. 82 db 84 db Know precisely. Protect personally. The new

More information

Elgin Fire Department

Elgin Fire Department Elgin Fire Department Operations Safety Initial Rapid Intervention Crew (IRIC) Policy # 2023.01 Issued: 12/16/05 Subject: Purpose: Scope: Safety Initial Rapid Intervention Crew (IRIC) This policy establishes

More information

NOISE CONTROL AND HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM. University of Toronto

NOISE CONTROL AND HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM. University of Toronto NOISE CONTROL AND HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM 1.0 INTRODUCTION AND SCOPE... 1 2.0 DEFINITIONS... 1 3.0 CRITERIA FOR NOISE EXPOSURE... 2 3.1 Individual Exposure... 2 3.2 Area Noise Levels... 3 4.0 RESPONSIBILITIES...

More information

Management Essentials for an Effective Hearing Conservation Program

Management Essentials for an Effective Hearing Conservation Program Management Essentials for an Effective Hearing Conservation Program Table of Contents Executive Summary... 2 Background... 3 The Cost of Loss... 3 Quality of Life... 4 Dealing with Noise in the Workplace...

More information

National Institutes of Health

National Institutes of Health National Institutes of Health Hearing Conservation Program Division of Occupational Health & Safety May 2013 In compliance with 29CFR1910.95, this document provides information and services for the effective

More information

NFPA Fire Fighter II

NFPA Fire Fighter II State of Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training NFPA Fire Fighter II Task Book Task Book Assigned To: Name DPSST Fire Service # Department Name Date Initiated Signature of Department

More information

10. Matters referred from the Fire Fighter Advisory Committee (FFAC), including but not limited to:

10. Matters referred from the Fire Fighter Advisory Committee (FFAC), including but not limited to: 89 10. Matters referred from the Fire Fighter Advisory Committee (FFAC), including but not limited to: A. Discussion and possible final adoption of proposed amendments, new sections, and repeals as follows:

More information

CLASSIFICATION SERIES: Mine Safety Inspector MAJOR AGENCIES: Natural Resources

CLASSIFICATION SERIES: Mine Safety Inspector MAJOR AGENCIES: Natural Resources STATE OF OHIO (DAS) CLASSIFICATION SPECIFICATION CLASSIFICATION SERIES: Mine Safety Inspector MAJOR AGENCIES: Natural Resources SERIES NO.: 2471 02/26/2012 SERIES PURPOSE: The purpose of the mine safety

More information

OSHA Recordkeeping Policy #: OGP 600

OSHA Recordkeeping Policy #: OGP 600 OSHA Recordkeeping Policy #: OGP 600 APPROVED BY: Anthony Dallas, MD, CMO SUPERCEDES POLICY: 03/2006 ADOPTED: 03/2006 REVISED: 09/09/2015 REVIEWED: OBJECTIVE: To recognize, report, and record work-related

More information

Subj: INTERIM NAVY MEDICINE HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM GUIDANCE

Subj: INTERIM NAVY MEDICINE HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY 7700 ARLINGTON BOULEVARD FALLS CHURCH, VA 22042 Canc: Dec 2013 IN REPLY REFER TO BUMEDNOTE 6260 BUMED-M44 BUMED NOTICE 6260 From: Chief, Bureau of

More information

This instruction supersedes CPL 2-1.037, Emergency Action Plans and Fire Prevention Plans, dated 11/19/2007

This instruction supersedes CPL 2-1.037, Emergency Action Plans and Fire Prevention Plans, dated 11/19/2007 SUBJECT: Purpose. Scope: Cancellation: Emergency Action Plans and Fire Prevention Plans To provide a consolidated compliance policy for the application of emergency action plans (EAPs) and fire prevention

More information

PERSONNEL WORK PLACE SAFETY PROGRAM

PERSONNEL WORK PLACE SAFETY PROGRAM 5440 PERSONNEL WORK PLACE SAFETY PROGRAM Accidents are undesirable, unplanned occurrences which can be prevented and which often result in bodily harm, loss of school time, property damage, expensive legal

More information

KUMC. Medical Surveillance Program

KUMC. Medical Surveillance Program KUMC Medical Surveillance Program INTRODUCTION Employees at KUMC could potentially be exposed to safety hazards such as chemical, biological, and physical hazards. These hazards are most likely to occur

More information

OSHA S REVISED RECORDKEEPING RULE AND THE OSHA FORM 300

OSHA S REVISED RECORDKEEPING RULE AND THE OSHA FORM 300 OSHA S REVISED RECORDKEEPING RULE AND THE OSHA FORM 300 29 CFR 1904 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard on Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (29

More information

This program is listed as a mandatory inspection item on the MnOSHA Investigation Checklist, Item 7D.

This program is listed as a mandatory inspection item on the MnOSHA Investigation Checklist, Item 7D. Standard: Summary: Coverage: Workplace Accident and Injury Reduction Program RESOLUTION NO# 0809-88 Minnesota Statutes 182.653, A Workplace Accident and Injury Reduction Program Minnesota Rules 5205.1500,

More information

Baseline Questionnaire

Baseline Questionnaire FEDERAL AGEC OCCUPATIOAL SAFET AD HEALTH PROGRAMS Baseline Questionnaire Instructions: Respond to each question below by circling "" or "" to indicate "yes" or "no." An explanation is required for each

More information

Program of Instruction Course Syllabus

Program of Instruction Course Syllabus Program of Instruction Course Syllabus Course Title: Fire Service Vehicle Operator Course Duration: 8 hours Program: Fire Fighting Course Prerequisites: None Course Description: The Fire Service Vehicle

More information

Job Posting Firefighter / Paramedic (EMT*)

Job Posting Firefighter / Paramedic (EMT*) Job Posting Firefighter / Paramedic (EMT*) The City of Livingston is seeking highly motivated applicants to fill a vacant Firefighter/ Paramedic position. The City welcomes applicants for this position

More information

FIRE INVESTIGATOR LEAD EVALUATOR HANDBOOK

FIRE INVESTIGATOR LEAD EVALUATOR HANDBOOK LEAD EVALUATOR HANDBOOK Reference Material needed for this course: NFPA 1033: Standard for Professional Qualifications for fire Investigator, 2009 Edition Jones and Bartlett, Fire Investigator, 3 rd Edition

More information

Title 39-A: WORKERS' COMPENSATION Enacted by PL 1991, c. 885, Pt. A, 8

Title 39-A: WORKERS' COMPENSATION Enacted by PL 1991, c. 885, Pt. A, 8 Title 39-A: WORKERS' COMPENSATION Enacted by PL 1991, c. 885, Pt. A, 8 Chapter 15: OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE LAW Enacted by PL 1991, c. 885, Pt. A, 8 Table of Contents Part 2. OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE LAW ENACTED

More information

JOB DESCRIPTION. Uniformed Regular Employee, Full Time

JOB DESCRIPTION. Uniformed Regular Employee, Full Time JOB DESCRIPTION POSITION TITLE: SUPERVISOR: POSITION TYPE: RETIREMENT PLAN: SOCIAL SECURITY: MEDICARE: FLSA: Training Officer Deputy Chief Uniformed Regular Employee, Full Time KP&F Exempt Applicable Non-Exempt

More information

XYZ Contract Company Industrial Hygiene Program

XYZ Contract Company Industrial Hygiene Program [This is an example of a general Industrial Hygiene program intended to help Industrial Hygienists in the development of a specific contractor IH program if one is not yet developed. It is not intended

More information

Noise Induced Hearing Loss and Hearing Conservation in 8 Primary Iron and Steel Companies in South Africa

Noise Induced Hearing Loss and Hearing Conservation in 8 Primary Iron and Steel Companies in South Africa Noise Induced Hearing Loss and Hearing Conservation in 8 Primary Iron and Steel Companies in South Africa Presenters: Dr Odette Abrahams Gabriel Mizan Background Noise: Sound that is undesirable, either

More information

Audiometric (Hearing) Screening September November 2013

Audiometric (Hearing) Screening September November 2013 Audiometric (Hearing) Screening September November 2013 Sample Report QLD Prepared by: Name of Technician Qualified Audiometric Technicians INTRODUCTION Australasian Safety Services provided on-site audiometric

More information

How Basic Orientation Plus works with a company s safety program to meet OSHA requirements: Rev. 12/15cm BOP Training and OSHA Requirements 1

How Basic Orientation Plus works with a company s safety program to meet OSHA requirements: Rev. 12/15cm BOP Training and OSHA Requirements 1 Hazard Communication (HAZCOM) 1910.1200 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 1910.132 through 1910.138 1926.20,21,28,65 Test Methods 1910.120 The program follows the 1910.1200. This training is designed

More information

Elgin Fire Department

Elgin Fire Department Breathing Operations Elgin Fire Department Safety - Respiratory Protection Program - Self Contained Apparatus (SCBA) Policy # 2024.01 Issued: 09/08/06 Subject: Purpose: Scope: Self Contained Breathing

More information

Hearing Safety Glossary

Hearing Safety Glossary A-Weighting A filter applied to noise measurements, intended to replicate the frequency sensitivity of the human ear. The A-weighting is the most commonly-used weighting scale in hearing conservation programs,

More information

Respiratory Safety and PPE Module 7. Special Warehouse Worker Hazards in Structural Steel Fabricating and Supply Companies

Respiratory Safety and PPE Module 7. Special Warehouse Worker Hazards in Structural Steel Fabricating and Supply Companies Respiratory Safety and PPE Special Warehouse Worker Hazards in Structural Steel Fabricating and Supply Companies Drawing from OSHA 3384-09 2011 1 Respiratory Safety and PPE OSHA Grant Information This

More information

Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records

Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records Purpose Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records The purpose of this section is to provide employees and their designated representatives a right of access to relevant exposure and medical records

More information

Nevada City Administrative Offices plus other sites and locations generally within the City of Nevada

Nevada City Administrative Offices plus other sites and locations generally within the City of Nevada POSITION: PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR FLSA CLASSIFICATION: FACILITY AND WORK AREA: Exempt Nevada City Administrative Offices plus other sites and locations generally within the City of Nevada SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

More information

Certification and Recertification Courses. Occupational Hearing Conservationist Certification and Recertification Courses

Certification and Recertification Courses. Occupational Hearing Conservationist Certification and Recertification Courses Certification and Recertification Courses Occupational Hearing Conservationist Certification and Recertification Courses March 2-4, 2016 Occupational Hearing Conservationist Certification and Recertification

More information

Temporary Worker Safety Checklist

Temporary Worker Safety Checklist Temporary Worker Safety Checklist The following checklists provide guidance for staffing agencies and employers that hire temporary workers regarding the steps each party should take to ensure it is meeting

More information

VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY RULES AND REGULATIONS

VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY RULES AND REGULATIONS VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY RULES AND REGULATIONS OBJECTIVES The objectives of each Volunteer Fire Company (VFC) shall be to further the mission of the Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services Department (County

More information

Training Requirement Information

Training Requirement Information Training Requirement Information TIP! Look for the symbol. It presents a representative question, which if answered Yes would indicate the person you were thinking of would be required to participate in

More information

DHS: PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION. Occupational Public Health Program (OPHP) Introduction. Scope of the problem. Lauren Karam, M.P.H. Program Coordinator

DHS: PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION. Occupational Public Health Program (OPHP) Introduction. Scope of the problem. Lauren Karam, M.P.H. Program Coordinator DHS: PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION Putting Data to Work Occupational Public Health Program (OPHP) Putting Data to Work is produced by the Occupational Public Health Program (OPHP) Oregon Department of Human Services,

More information

Training for Hazardous Materials Response: Technician

Training for Hazardous Materials Response: Technician Training for Hazardous Materials Response: Technician Course Duration: 80 hours (10 days). Learning Objectives: Given an 80-hour course on hazardous materials response, students will be able to describe

More information