Sound solutions. Applied to hearing loss prevention.

    

DESCRIPTION

Date: June 12, 2018
Time: 12:00 - 13:00 ET
Course Leader : Beverley A. Borst, 3M
Duration : 1 hour 0 minute
Price: Free
Free

FREE Webinar by 3M (Powered by Canadian Occupational Safety)


Sound solutions. Applied to hearing loss prevention.


Even common sounds you hear at work or home can contribute to long term hearing loss and other health risks. Over time, noise at or above 85 dBA can damage hearing and cause ringing in the ears. Reduce these sound levels by using hearing protection in loud environments. Protect your ears from loud noise so you can enjoy the soft sounds.

Administration of a comprehensive and effective hearing loss prevention program consists of more than purchasing and dispensing hearing protectors. Webinar participants will gain necessary knowledge and skills to understand the effects of hazardous noise; understand requirements in CSA hearing standards; understand how fit testing elevates your hearing loss prevention program; and the science of fit testing hearing protection devices.

This Sound Solutions webinar is designed for professionals who are responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of a hearing loss prevention program including those responsible for the dispensing of hearing protection devices (HPDs). Attendees may include industrial hygienists, health and safety personnel, nurses, audiologists, consultants, engineers and medical staff.

PRESENTER: 

Beverley A. Borst, RN, BScN, MA,
Advanced Development Specialist, Personal Safety Division,
 3M Canada

Bev Borst is a Technical Specialist for 3M Canada Company, Personal Safety Division. Bev has been with 3M Canada for 22 years and prior to this worked for 14 years as a Registered Nurse in healthcare facilities in Ontario. Her technical expertise includes hearing conservation, hearing protection devices, respiratory and welding protection. She provides technical leadership for hearing and respiratory protection for Canadian customers and has conducted multiple seminars on hearing conservation and respiratory protection across Canada. Bev is currently a technical member of CSA Z94.2 Hearing Protection Devices standard and Z1007 Hearing Loss Prevention Program Management standard. Bev was recently appointed CSA Vice-Chair for the Occupational Hearing Conservation Technical Committee. Bev was a technical member of CSA Z94.4 and Z180.1 respiratory standards from 2005 to 2013 and contributed to the latest revision of both standards