Oregon OSHA: Hearing Conservation Program- Instructor Guide

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Oregon OSHA

Summary Statement

This instructor’s manual was published as an introduction to Oregon OSHA's rule for controlling noise in the workplace. It addresses the following learning objectives: 1. Explain how sound is created 2. Describe how the ear receives and interprets sound 3. Name two ways sound is measured 4. Describe at least two indicators of excessive noise in a workplace 5. Name the part of the ear damaged by excessive noise and the medical test used to document that damage 6. Identify five key elements of a hearing conservation program