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Hearing Protection 
Online Training Course

In this one-hour online training course for general industry workers, you will learn the science behind hearing loss and effective strategies for avoiding common noise hazards on the worksite.

The course also covers personal protective equipment (PPE) use and employer requirements related to OSHA’s standard for occupational noise exposure (1910.95).

Complete Your Hearing Protection Training Online

Our online hearing protection course has numerous benefits, including:

  • 100% online training
  • Guaranteed to pass
  • Instantly download your certificate of completion
  • Provides 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • Train at your own pace, from anywhere with internet access

Once you finish the course, you will be prompted to take a brief test on the course’s core topics. After passing the exam, you can instantly download your Certificate of Completion. The course takes about one hour to complete, not including the final exam. This course is not timed, allowing you to work at your own pace.

About IACET CEUs

OSHA Education Center is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.

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Who Should Take the 1-Hour Hearing Protection Course?

This course is designed for general industry workers, employers, contractors and supervisors who may be exposed to noise hazards on the job. Students will learn about key requirements of OSHA’s general industry standard 1910.95 for occupational noise exposure.

About the Online Hearing Protection Course

The hearing protection course contains three learning modules on noise hazards, hearing protection equipment and hearing conservation programs.

Each learning module ends with a five-question quiz. You must score at least 80% to pass each quiz and advance to the next section. You can retake each quiz until you pass.

Once you have completed the course, you will be prompted to take a 20-question final exam. You must earn a score of 70% or higher to pass the final exam, and you have an unlimited number of attempts to pass.

Once you have completed the course and successfully passed the final exam, your Certificate of Completion will be available for instant download.

Learning Objectives for the Online Hearing Protection Course

The primary goal of this course is to ensure workers receive the necessary training to protect their hearing from occupational noise hazards.

Key learning objectives covered in the course include:

  • Describe the science behind hearing loss
  • List noise hazards that may be present in a work environment
  • State OSHA’s requirements for hearing protection
  • Name the elements of an effective hearing conservation program

1-Hour Hearing Protection Course Outline

The online hearing protection course includes three modules on noise hazards, hearing protection and hearing conservation programs. You can find a full outline of each module below.

Module 1: Noise Hazards

Topics covered in Module 1 include:

  • Signs of Hearing Loss
  • What Is a Decibel?
  • Hearing and Health Conditions Caused by Noise
  • Noise in the Workplace

Learning objectives include:

  • Describe how hazardous noise can impact hearing
  • List health conditions caused by noise hazards
  • Relate common workplace noises to their possible decibel levels

Module 2: Hearing Protection

Topics covered in Module 2 include:

  • Types of Hearing Protection
  • How to Calculate Noise Reduction
  • Noise Risk Controls

Learning objectives include:

  • Relate PPE to the prevention of hearing loss
  • List the types of hearing protection available to workers
  • Calculate the noise reduction rating of hearing protective devices
  • Define the hierarchy of risk controls
  • Apply appropriate noise risk controls in order of effectiveness

Module 3: Hearing Conservation Programs

Topics covered in Module 3 include:

  • OSHA Standards for Occupational Noise Exposure
  • Building a Hearing Conservation Program
  • Testing and Monitoring
  • Worker Training
  • Recordkeeping and Notifications

Learning objectives include:

  • Summarize OSHA standards for occupational noise exposure
  • Name the elements of a thorough hearing conservation program
  • Describe employer requirements for protecting workers from noise hazards
  • List resources that support worker safety and health

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