You must implement a hearing conservation programme to comply with the noise-induced hearing loss regulations, says the Health & Safety Advisor.
Follow these four steps to implement a hearing conservation programme in your company
Step #1: Write up a policy regarding noise and re-evaluate it at intervals no more than two years apart.
Step #2: Form a hearing-conservation team. This team should consist of:
Step #3: Make sure your hearing-conservation team fulfills their functions:
Read on for the last step
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Step #4: Specify what Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required for all your staff
Your employees may need the following PPE to protect themselves from noise:
Important: Stats by the World Health Organisation indicate that '360 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss.'
The world health body sites excessive noise, including working with noisy machinery, and exposure to loud music or other loud noises, such as gunfire or explosions as some of the causes of hearing loss. So make sure you protect your employees by implementing a hearing loss programme in your workplace.
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