Personal Protective Equipment Check

  •  Ear Plugs
  •  Canal Caps
  •  Ear Muffs

Work Area Safety Check

  •  Insulate noisy equipment
  •  Post high noise area signs
  •  Limit pass through traffic in high noise area
  •  Conduct noise surveys when new equipment is added
  •  Keep extra hearing protectors available in the workplace

Pre-Use Safety Check

  •  Ensure hearing protection is clean
  •  Check Muff Sealing surfaces for cracks or tears

Operation Safety

  •  Use hearing protection in areas greater than 85 decibels
  •  Use hearing protection when using power saws, impact tools, etc.
  •  Replace worn or broken hearing protectors immediately
  •  Ensure that visitors are provided hearing protection
  •  Use hearing protection off the job when shooting, using power tools, etc.

Engineering Controls

  •  Insulate or isolate noisy machines or operations
  •  Proper maintenance & adjustment of equipment
  •  Selection of effective hearing protectors

Administrative Controls

  •  Worker training
  •  Restricted access to high noise areas
  •  Rotate workers into & out of high noise areas
  •  Relocate workers with hearing loss
  •  Annual screening & evaluation of employees

Symptoms of Hearing Loss

  •  Ringing in ears
  •  Difficulty hearing normal conversations
  •  Noises are "fuzzy" or muffled

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