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					      Hearing Conservation
          The Canisius Model


David W. Teloh     SEHSA Fall Conference
Safety Director    Lake Placid, NY
Canisius College   October 24, 2006
Buffalo, NY
K I S S
                   SIC 8221
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools



     October 2003 through September 2005
             OSHA CFR 1910.95
         Occupational noise exposure
                 No Citations
 Do I need a formal program?

“ The employer shall administer a continuing
  effective hearing conservation program
  whenever employee noise exposures
  equal or exceed an 8-hour time-weighted
  average sound level (TWA) of 85 decibels”
                              Program
                          29 CFR 1910.95

                                                       PPE
                   Audiometric
                                      Training   Hearing Protection
Noise Monitoring     Testing
                                      (Annual)        Devices
                    (Annual)
                                                      (HPDs)
         Noise Monitoring

• Dosimeter
• Sound level meter
(Keep records 2 years)
      Audiometric Testing

• Base line
• Annual
• Termination of employment
(Keep records duration of employment +30
  years)
                 Training
                 (Annual)
•   Effects of noise
•   Purpose of Program
•   PPE (types, benefits, etc.)
•   Purpose and procedures of audiometric
    testing
                PPE
     Hearing Protection Devices
              (HPDs)
•   Train
•   Fit
•   Care
•   Provide
•   Insure Worn
  Hearing Protectors (HPDs)
• Inserts - Disposable
          - non, pre molded
                 custom molded
     (can be expandable or non expandable)
• Semi-inserts – Ear caps fitted with band or
  suspension arms
• Ear Muffs
       Administrative Controls
• Shorter exposure time
• Rotate tasks
          Engineering Controls

•   Erect barriers or curtains
•   Enclose equipment
•   Redesign equipment
•   Muffle equipment
•   Increase distance to noise source
    Areas/Equipment to Consider
•   Print shop
•   Trade shops
•   Boiler rooms
•   Mechanical rooms
•   Emergency Power Generators
•   Lawn and ground care equipment
•   Snow removal equipment
•   Music Dept.
•   Etc.
    Example of Ground’s EQPT. And dBA Levels
•   Aerator, Lesco/Honda GX 120        92
•   Bob Cat 753                        93
•   Bob Cat V518 Versahandler          84
•   Blower, Leaf (5HP) Billy Goat      94
•   Blower/Vac, Echo ES 230            97
•   Chain Saw, HUSQVARNA 372 XP        113
•   Drill, Echo EDR 2400               99
•   Hedge Trimmer, Echo HC 160         107
•   Mower Honda ll                     86
•   Mower, Honda HRA 215               97
•   Mower, Riding, John Deere F 1145   100
•   Mower, Toro Proline 52             89
•   Slicer/Sealer, Kawasaki FE 250     92
•   Snow Blower, Ariens SS 522 E       87
•   Snow Blower, Toro CCR 2450         90
•   Snow Commander, Toro               90
•   String Trimmer, Echo SRM           99
•   Tiller, Honda F220                 78
•   Tractor, Ford F1210                94
•   Tractor, LA 1002 KUBOTA (Snow)     81
•   Tractor/Loader, Ford (Yellow)      98
                Annual Training
                    Must include:
• The ear and the mechanics of hearing
• Effects of noise on hearing
• A review of the types of hearing loss
• The purpose of personal protective equipment (PPE)
• The proper use, fitting, care and storage of PPE
• Explanation of the OSHA noise standard and the local
  program
• The purpose of audiometric testing and an explanation of
  the testing procedures
• Results of noise monitoring
• Explanation of each employee’s role in the success of
  the program
            In Conclusion
• Post OSHA Reg 1910.95 in work place
• Post local program in work place
• Monitor work areas to insure PPE is worn
• Cover hearing conservation during general
  safety talks
• Cover hearing conservation in safety
  bulletins and memos
• Offer PPE to those not in formal program

				
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