“Listen Up” 12/3/2013


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Safety Training Days in New England

Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013   
Time: Start anytime between 7:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Duration: Expected between 30 minutes and one hour depending on location size
Location: Buildings, facilities and construction sites throughout New England
Sponsor: OSHA Region I – Cooperative and State Programs
Contact: Timothy S. Irving, Compliance Assistance Specialist, at 617-565-6924 ext. 631

 OSHA Region I Cooperative and State Programs and the Area Offices are working with our State Partners, Alliances, Partnerships, Voluntary Protection Programs and SHARP companies have scheduled a Safety Awareness for Noise and Hearing Training “Listen Up” Day on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, starting anytime between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.  

 Mission Description: During the allotted time frame of the “Listen Up,” each participating company will designate an individual to provide a group safety training component involving employees on their project/location. In addition, the company will review its facility/location or site and identify equipment that requires hearing protection or which noise could be reduced through engineering. Participating organizations will be asked to document training and inspections via their own internal attendance sheets and complete a course evaluation to assist in determining of the effectiveness of this event. Please coordinate the totals for your facility/location or site and have one course evaluation completed per facility/location or site:  ­­­ https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KWS7GR5

 General Information: According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, occupational hearing loss is the most common work-related illness in the United States.  Approximately 22 million U.S. workers exposed to hazardous noise levels at work.   An estimated $242 million is spent annually on worker’s compensation for hearing loss disability.  NIOSH recommends removing hazardous noise from the workplace whenever possible and using hearing protectors in those situations where dangerous noise exposures have not yet been controlled or eliminated.   Most industries and facilities are exposed to noise related hazards, such as construction, manufacturing, retail, transportation and education and all employees must be trained in recognizing the hazards associated with working on and around loud equipment.

 Information Provided: Standard training PowerPoint, Fact Sheets, Noise in Construction Pocket Guide will be provided electronically and posted on the http://csr-em.org/?page_id=20 , http://www.abcma.org/www.associatedsubs.com, www.safteng.net, www.capecodlandscapes.org/ ,  asseboston.com, http://www.mass.gov/lwd/labor-standards ­­­,  homepage and on the Safety Training and Inspection Days – New England Facebook page about two weeks prior to training date.  The material provided is recommended but are not required to be used.   In addition, links to other educational and training sites will be attached along with inspection tips.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LR0MDg9fIM&noredirect=1  How to properly fit an Earplug video

   Safety Training an­­­d Inspection Days-New England

Listen Up PowerPoint Presentation  –  Listen Up Instructors Guide  –  Listen Up Course Evaluation Questions  –  Noise-in-construction-pocket-guide OSHA PUB 3498


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