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Effective Management of Hearing Conservation Programs

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This webinar occurred on:  November 6, 2014


The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports that occupational hearing loss is the most common work-related illness in the United States. An estimated $242 million is spent annually on worker's compensation for hearing loss disability. Properly implemented hearing conservation and hearing loss prevention programs are effective means for monitoring and managing hearing loss in the workplace.

During this webinar, we will discuss strategies for focusing resources to deliver effective reductions in work-related hearing loss through responsible management of hearing conservation programs, including:

  • The key elements of an effective hearing conservation program;
  • The impact of implementing the NIOSH criteria versus the OSHA criteria in identifying employees to include in your hearing conservation program;
  • Successful approaches for effectively conducting and integrating sound level measurements (SLM) and noise dosimetry;
  • Lessons learned through effective program management;
  • Implementing a “Buy Quiet” program to identify equipment, engineering controls and hearing protection devices for high noise environments.
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This webinar occurred on:  November 6, 2014


Speakers:

Victor D’Amato, CIH, CSP – 

Vic D'Amato has more than 25 years experience in identifying, evaluating and controlling occupational noise exposures in industries including construction, aerospace, transportation, maritime, and biopharmaceutical research and manufacturing.  He has been the principal investigator on several nationwide studies to assess noise exposures, and has recommended strategies for controlling those exposures. He has a BS in Environmental Health from Old Dominion University and a MS in Engineering Management from The George Washington University. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP).

Amanda Archer, CSP, CIH – Health and Safety Manager, Lockheed Martin Aeronautical
Amanda Archer has 10 years experience in conducting employee exposure evaluations in a wide variety of industries including nuclear waste remediation, department of defense DOD, the department of energy DOE, transportation, and the construction industries. As Sr. Industrial hygienist at a major Aeronautics employer based in Ft. Worth, Texas. she is responsible for providing technical direction, project support, field investigations, and subject matter expertise on industrial hygiene, including assessing and controlling noise exposures in high noise environments. She has a BA from University of Toledo and a MS in Environmental Health and Safety from Indiana State University. She is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP).

Sponsor:

Howard Leight,
Partner with the global leader in hearing conservation. For more than 30 years, we have pursued the prevention of occupational hearing loss through innovations in hearing protection design, technology, performance, comfort, and the promotion of progressive Hearing Conservation programs. Your workers deserve the best in hearing protection. www.howardleight.com

Duration: 1 Hour