OSHA Safety Pro: Hearing Protection Program
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OSHA Safety Pro: Hearing Protection Program

Your guide to preventing hearing loss using OSHA's Occupational Noise Exposure Standards.
4.4 (251 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,949 students enrolled
Created by James Neil
Last updated 7/2016
Price: Free
  • 32 mins on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Protect the important things in life, such as your ability to hear and respond to the world around through a hearing conservation program. Occupational noise exposure effects not just our hearing, but our self confidence as well. Take this course and learn how to protect it.
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  • This safety course is geared towards protecting ones hearing and controlling occupational noise exposure. We will discuss OSHA noise exposure standards 1910.95 and 1926.52.

This course covers the hazards relating to occupational noise exposure. We will cover effective methods in developing an effective hearing protection program. This course teaches how to identify environments which could be harmful to one's hearing and employ countermeasures to protect against it. 

This short, yet effective course is delivered in video format with with the occasional quiz. Screen shots and photos of job sites where occupational noise control plans are implemented are delivered to students in an interactive manner. Students interact with photos of job site occupational noise exposure environments to determine if whether or not engineering controls or protective equipment is required. 

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who has a concern for their hearing. This may include city workers, construction or general industry employees, or anyone who experiences ringing in the ears or is concerned about hearing loss.
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Curriculum For This Course
What this course is about.
1 Lecture 02:59

Acquire perspective as to why protecting our hearing, and other senses, is vital to our survival and the survival and well being of those around us. Gain an understanding of what this course can do and how safety will benefit your career. 

Understand how the world around you communicates with you and how your job-site or place of business 'informs' you about hazards that may exist. 

Be a hero by saving life and limb through hazard recognition and accident prevention. 

Instructor introduction and what the course will cover.
What this course does for you? ... Its yours to keep and use.
1 Lecture 05:05

Identify the importance of protecting one's hearing, as well as OSHA's standard on occupational noise exposure... WHAT?! ... I said, identify the importance of protecting ones hearing as well as OSHA's standard on occupational noise exposure.

Understand what decibels are and how they effect our every day lives. 

Introduction & OSHA's standard
Permanent damage to your hearing.
1 Lecture 03:06

Identify what conditions will permanently damage hearing and at one point hearing protection should be worn.

Know when your hearing is being damaged
Good practices.
1 Lecture 02:32

Impress your management and colleagues by implementing good safety practices that will prevent hearing damage.

Instructor lecture: Good hearing safety practices.
Noise and Hearing Protection
3 Lectures 12:31

Display a base of knowledge and professionalism regarding hearing protection, to superiors, and colleagues.

The importance of protection and noise mitigation.

Increase situational awareness by understanding who should be wearing hearing protection and at what levels sound will damage the inner ear. 

Understand the importance of protecting hearing and be a protector of your colleagues' health by mitigating excessive noise exposure.

Who should be wearing hearing protection?

Be aware of which environments can cause permanent hearing damage and rob you of one of your most valuable 'senses for safety'.

Discussion: Types of noise exposure that will permanently damage.
Job site inspection. Exposure to noise hazards.
2 Lectures 06:06

Identify when a work environment is too noisy and damaging to one's hearing. Be a hero by preserving yours' and other's ability to assess dangers in the work place by preserving your abilities to do so, by protecting your ability to hear. 

Is hearing protection required?

Identify at which level the working environment can harm your hearing. 

Identify dangerous noise environments.
1 question

Noise level measurements.

Noise levels.
1 question

Be a successful enabler by using this course not only for your benefit, but the benefit of others around you. 

Outro and THANK YOU!
About the Instructor
James Neil
4.5 Average rating
1,284 Reviews
7,809 Students
7 Courses
Health & Safety Official

James is a Health & Safety officer who brings almost 20 years of military, government, and private sector health and safety experience to the Udemy community. 

James has conducted several overseas mission trips as well as operational deployments with the military and government.

James has developed multiple company safety programs and implemented dozens of health and safety policies.  James now brings a wealth of safety instruction conducted in the field on job sites, to you here for your convenience. 

No need to travel to a third party location for training. 

Trained and certified at Texas A&M University's Engineering Extension Service in San Antonio Texas, James holds numerous certificates in General and Construction Industry Safety from the OSHA Training Institute. 

James has conducted  missionary work to countries such as Burma, Thailand, Mexico, Belize, and Libya.

Seeing the value of each individual's life, and the families that count on them to come home, James wishes to take his experience and share it for the greater good. 

In addition to Health & Safety James is a veteran of the US Army with almost 20 years of service to the U.S. James is also a tactical firearms and driving instructor, combining his safety instructor and tactical experience in developing course curriculum.