Course Content Summary
Farm operations are surrounded by a variety of high-decibel sounds that are often “tuned out” over the years. But the reality is most of these threats can result in long-term hearing loss. For this reason, it is important to take the necessary steps toward proper hearing protection.
This class will cover all the essentials, including agricultural examples of which jobs require which types of hearing protection, proper fit and instruction on how to choose the correct type of protection based on NRR ratings.
Who Should Take This Course?
For optimum OSHA compliance:
- Everyone within your operation must take this course annually, as it is a Primary Safety Training course.
For optimum safety:
- Employees who are exposed to ongoing noise levels above 65 decibels
- Employees who are exposed to short-term noise levels above 75 decibels
- Supervisors of the above-mentioned personnel
What You Will Learn
Decibel Ranges on a Typical Farm Operation
Examples of Decibel Ranges of Common Farm Equipment
When to Use Hearing Protection
Types of Proper Protection
Choosing Proper Protection Based on NRR ratings
OSHA Hearing Test Guidelines
Commonsense Practices for Hearing Protection
Emergency Action Plans
Hazardous Material Housekeeping & Disposal
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