Resource Review: Noise Audits Training Kit

This kit provides all the materials for instructor-led training in a classroom setting. Use of this training kit meets requirements in the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries safety and health rules for training in this subject.

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Resource Details

Vendor/Sponsor

Washington State Department of Labor & Industries

Format

Zip file containing an instructor’s guide, PDF handouts, PowerPoint slide presentations, and Word documents.

Review Date

04/01/20

Program Design Elements

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Clear, consistent screen design
User-friendly; intuitive navigation
Pace is learner controlled
Job-like examples included
Module map/table of contents
Exit option with bookmark feature

Content Elements

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Contains accurate information
Relevant and accurate graphics
Relevant job-like examples or other
Definitions for technical terms
Logical sequence
References
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Comments:

Employers who have workers exposed to noise and who are employed less than a year can conduct noise audits in lieu of having audiometric testing done as outlined in the Hearing Loss Prevention (Noise) Rule (see below). The three modules in this kit can be read online or presented to a group of people in a classroom setting.

These three modules describe what noise audits are, how to do them and gives the necessary information to do the noise audits correctly. The trainer using these modules should have a thorough understanding of the effects of excessive noise, the different types of hearing protection and their limitations, how to conduct noise monitoring and the requirements of the Hearing Loss Prevention Rule. The training should include hands-on practice in using sound level meters and observing the actual hearing protection the class participants will see in their workplaces.

Completion of this course fulfills the training requirements of Hearing Loss Prevention (Noise), WAC Chapter 296-817. Topics covered in these modules are those required in the rule.

 

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