Hearing Conservation Program
“If a noise exposure assessment confirms that workers are exposed to excess noise at a worksite, the employer must develop and implement a noise management program that includes policies and procedures.”
WorkSafe Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009
Elements of a Hearing Conservation Program
Employees in major industries, such as oil & gas, construction and manufacturing, are exposed to high levels of noise from heavy-duty equipment and machinery. Daily exposure to these high levels can damage the hearing and have a negative impact on the well-being of employees. It is therefore imperative that employers implement a hearing conservation program in compliance with OHS code.
Noise controls, baseline employee hearing testing, ongoing on-site audiometric testing, identifying restricted and dangerous zones, signage, educating employees, and PPE are all part of the program. The aim is to ensure workers are protected from dangerously high noise levels, while also abiding by the required OHS codes.
Rocky Mountain Mobile Hearing Testing can help with the implementation of your hearing conservation program. From a noise assessment test to gauge the levels at your workplace to a customized hearing conservation program, we can help you protect your employees with our mobile service.
Noise Management Program Requirements
To ensure that employees are safe while working, employers must implement a noise management program that adheres to Alberta OHS Code Part 16, Section 221 (2). The Code stipulates that the noise management program must include an education plan for workers about the hazards of exposure to excess noise and the correct use of hearing protection; the procedures used to measure and monitor employee exposure to noise; the posting of warning signs where the noise level exceeds 85 dB; the use and maintenance of hearing protection devices used by employees; the methods of noise control; the requirements for audiometric testing and keeping of test records, and annual testing that reviews the program. Rocky Mountain Mobile Hearing Testing can help quantify your program with our mobile hearing testing. We’re fast and effective, ready to jump into work at a time that suits your company.
Permanent hearing loss results from exposure to noise above 85 dBA for an 8 hour day or its equivalent (85 dBA Lex).
*Stats from The Workers’ Compensation Board of British Columbia
Why Rocky Mountain Is The Best
Enroll in a Hearing Loss Prevention Program
Rocky Mountain Mobile Hearing Testing is ready to help you enroll in a forward-thinking hearing conservation program.
Your program will have the fundamentals, including an education plan, noise measurement tests, a scheduled audiometry test for employees, hearing protection, signage and an annual review. We understand that each business is different, which is why your program will be tailored to the demands and requirements of your operations.
What makes it even better is that we will come to you. As a mobile operation, we can provide our services to all companies in Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Red Deer, and across Alberta as well as Saskatchewan and Eastern BC.
With state-of-the-art, spacious and professional facilities, we can come to your location whenever you need us. We’re flexible around your schedule and won’t disrupt your operations.
Begin the process of implementing a reliable hearing loss prevention program at your workplace by contacting us today.
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