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Webinar: Hearing Loss Prevention for Forest Workers
February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
Last updated on February 29th, 2024 at 09:13 am
Summary: Hearing loss is common, especially among workers who are exposed to hazardous noise where they work. Forestry and Logging are among the top industry sectors for worker exposure to hazardous noise that can contribute to hearing loss. According to The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), noise-exposed workers in Forestry and Logging had a higher percentage of hearing loss (21%) than all noise-exposed industries combined (19%). This training will discuss effective methods for preventing hearing loss from noise in forestry.
Intended Audience: This course is intended for workers in forestry and logging, including fallers, first-line supervisors/managers of forestry workers, and logging equipment operators.
Objectives: At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to…
1. Recognize the importance of preventing noise-induced hearing loss.
2. Identify hearing loss risk factors among workers and potential mitigation strategies.
3. Identify hearing protection devices that are available to workers.
4. Recognize the signs and adverse health effects of hearing loss.
This material was produced under grant number SH-39184-SH2 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.