We will be covering the following topics in the course:
- Why is ear protection necessary?
- OSHA Guidelines
- When is ear PPE necessary?
- What ear PPE is needed?
- Donning / Doffing / Adjusting / Wearing ear PPE
- Care & Maintenance
- Lifespan & Disposal
Ear Protection training-Background
To protect workers from hazards in workplaces, personal protective equipment should be used, in addition to any engineering or administrative controls. It may not always be possible to reduce machinery noise by engineering means and in these cases, we must use ear protection. Our ears are very delicate organs with which we can hear sounds, conversation, music and so on.
It is a well known fact that permanent hearing loss can occur if humans are subjected to high noise exposure. We must protect our hearing from getting damaged due to loud, noisy workplaces. Using hearing mandatory hearing protection aids, for ear safety is thus essential.
Employers are responsible to provide adequate and proper personal protective equipment (PPE for short) to all their employees who are subjected to workplace hazards. OSHA regulations in the US stipulate that employers must also provide noise protection training to their employees, in addition to providing them ppe for ear protection. Similar regulations exist in other countries too.
Why you should get this course?
Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy work environment to their employees. Health and safety at work, including ear safety, is an important aspect of many regulations and laws, in all countries of the world. For those workplaces that are noisy with noise limits above the prescribed limits, employers must provide industrial hearing protection, as well as training related to this.
If you are an employer, then this course meets your obligations of having to conduct a training program for your employees that covers usage of hearing protection PPE. Simply buy this course and grant access to the employees that need to be trained in ear protection /noise protection.
When you buy this ear hearing protection e-learning program for your employees, you have an easy way of delivery. Learners anywhere can get access to this training with their own device of choice, be it a PC/smartphone/tablet or a laptop/Macbook.
What benefits does the employer get?
OSHA in the US and other similar regulatory authorities in any country, do require ppe compliance training for workplaces. This compliance e-learning course meets this requirement in a number of ways.
In earlier days, the employer could simply distribute a printed personal protective equipment pdf document, to your employees, for awareness about hearing protection but mere delivering of rudimentary training in such a fashion, does not fully meet your obligations. You also need to show to the authorities, that the employees indeed took the training and it has been recorded. This is difficult to manage if your training program, is just showing a personal protective equipment list to your workers, or showing them a ppe training video.
On the other hand, if your employees take the Abhisam Ear Protection training, then you get the option to get a complete training record for every person who took the training (we will give you a report of all learner activity including login times, modules accessed and the test scores). This reduces your compliance headaches substantially, especially if you have hundreds of employees at different locations.
How do employees benefit?
All employees are required by laws in most countries, to get trained in the use of adequate personal protection, including noise protection. This ear protection e-learning course is an easy way to ensure compliance. You can take it while at home, or commuting as a passenger (but not if you are yourself driving), since you can access it through any of your personal computing devices (laptops, PCs, tablets) or smartphones, from any place in the world that has an internet connection. You need not be physically present at a particular time or place.
After you complete the hearing protection ppe e-learning course, you will have the opportunity to take the associated test and on passing, earn an electronic badge and certificate that demonstrates that you took the training and passed it.
Special Versions for Enterprises
If you are an organization, then you need to buy one employee training seat for every employee. You could also subscribe to our comprehensive PPE training course that covers all kinds of ppe training including this hearing ppe course. (Details at the link here). If you need the training record report facility, then please contact us. All purchases from a single employer for above 100 seats automatically qualify for this.