Exposure to excessive noise is a serious safety hazard in many workplaces. Regular exposure to high levels of noise can cause permanent hearing loss and other health issues. To protect workers’ hearing, you should implement a hearing conservation programs if your workplace has noise above specified levels. And you should regularly review these programs to ensure that they’re effective.
HOW TO USE THE TOOL
Use this survey, which was developed by researchers at the University of Washington, to assess your hearing conservation program. Adapt it for your OHS program and the hearing conservation requirements in your jurisdiction’s OHS laws. Use the results from this survey as well as those from an employee survey to develop a plan to improve the weaknesses in your program and build on your strengths.