Veteran Farmers: Reducing Noise Exposure & Protecting Your Health

Ag producers experience frequent exposure to high noise and have among the highest prevalence rates of hearing loss among all categories of workers. Additionally, noise exposure impacts multiple organ systems, contributing to cardiovascular disease, hypertension, obesity, and other highly prevalent diseases. Although the effects of noise can be mitigated through use of hearing protection and other strategies, these methods are highly underused in this worker group. In this Webinar designed for agricultural producers who are military veterans, learners will learn how to identify hazardous noise sources, strategies to reduce exposure to hazardous noise; and select and use of strategies to protect themselves from the negative effects of noise on their hearing and general health.

Intended Audience: Military Veterans engaged in agricultural production

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:
1. Identify harmful noise sources which have the potential to cause hearing damage and other health effects;
2. Identify strategies to reduce exposure to hazardous noise;
3. Describe appropriate selection and use of personal protective equipment

Thank you to our generous program sponsor:

Categories: Hearing Loss Prevention, Veterans
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