CAOHC/NHCA 2014 Webinar Series:
"Plugging the Holes in Hearing Conservation Programs: Promoting Prevention and Overcoming Obstacles”
Webinar #2: "Assessing Hearing Protector Attenuation on Individual Ears”
Description: Knowing how well individual workers are protected against a hazard seems like a logical first step to ensuring effectiveness in a safety program; however, with hearing protection, it’s not as easy as it sounds. The noise reduction rating (NRR) is not a reliable metric for individual worker attenuation. Newer technologies, Field Attenuation Estimation Systems (FAES), are advancing in popularity as employers attempt to ensure individual workers are properly protected. There are several commercially available FAES, and this session covers the approaches, benefits and recommendations for including hearing protection fit-testing in the HCP.
Presenter: CAPT William Murphy, Ph.D. - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health / USPHS | USA
CAPT William Murphy is a co-leader of the Hearing Loss Prevention Team in the Engineering and Physical Hazards branch of the Division of Applied Research and Technology at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. His research has specialized in measurement and rating of hearing protection devices, fit testing of hearing protection devices and in the assessment of impulse noise and its effects on hearing. He has served as an officer in the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service since 1993.
Following the webinar there will be an evaluation distributed to the registrant indicated below which will include a link to the learning assessment questions. Individual Registration - CEUs will only be available to the paid registrant. Webinar Recording registrants will NOT be eligible to receive CEUs.
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NOTE: All registrations MUST be completed through CAOHC at http://www.caohc.org/education-courses/webinars OR you may complete the printable registration form and fax to CAOHC at 414-276-2146 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancellation Policy: CAOHC/NHCA prepays its provider for webcasting services associated with this webinar and therefore no refunds will be provided in the event of a registrant's cancellation. CAOHC/NHCA reserves the right to modify or cancel programs and/or substitute presenters. If technical difficulties or other circumstances are experienced by the registrant on the day of the webinar, the site will be given temporary access to the recorded webinar in lieu of a refund.
|Webinar:||Member Rate||Non Member Rate||Student Rate||Webinar Recording Only|
|WEBINAR PACKAGE RATE (ALL SIX WEBINARS INCLUDED)*||$250||$400||$200||$200|
|Promoting Prevention and Recognizing Success|
(Thursday, April 17, 2014)
|Assessing Hearing Protector Attenuation on Individual Ears |
(Thursday, May 15, 2014)
|Audiometric Monitoring: Infection Control and Otoscopy |
(Thursday, June 19, 2014)
|A Shot of Prevention: Firearms and Hearing Protection |
(Thursday, July 17, 2014)
|Economics of Hearing Conservation Program and Noise Control |
(Thursday, August 21, 2014)
|Advocating to Reduce the Ill-Effects of Noise Exposure |
(Thursday, September 18, 2014)