OSX 969 • OSHA 7400: Noise Hazards in the Construction Industry

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OSX 969 • OSHA 7400: Noise Hazards in the Construction Industry

Course Description

This course covers the evaluation and reduction of noise hazards in the construction industry. Course topics include OSHA Construction Noise Standards, properties of sound, noise-induced hearing loss, noise exposure control, use of hearing protection, and conducting sound level surveys.

The target audience is the construction employer or representative designated with the responsibility to develop a construction noise program. Upon course completion students will understand the properties of sound and its relationship to noise-induced hearing loss, hearing protection usage, how to conduct sound level surveys and the requirements for training workers.

Who Should Attend

Individuals responsible for overseeing safety in industries such as: Construction, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Maritime and General Industry.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the properties of sound
  2. Discuss noise-induced hearing loss
  3. Explain OSHA’s construction industry noise standards
  4. Demonstrate how to conduct sound level surveys
  5. Describe methods of controlling noise exposure at construction sites

CEUs: 0.7
Prerequisites: None
Course Length: 1 day
Recommended Materials: Pen, pencil, highlighter and writing pad