Earn 1.0 Contact Hour
Part of the Summer Series Inaugural Event
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Efforts to Promote Total Hearing Health
July 16, 2020
2:00–3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
This presentation provides an overview of various Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) scientific and health communication efforts to address noise exposure and discusses current findings, best practices and innovative approaches to protect hearing health. CDC has conducted a formal review process to better understand what noise levels and durations are associated with eleven potential health risks. Using these reviews, CDC plans to raise awareness and enhance prevention and protection strategies. Through its Total Worker Health® Program, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends an integrated approach to protect workers from work-related injury and illness and help them advance their overall hearing health and well-being, on and off the job. The CDC National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) has developed a suite of materials using creative formats and communication channels to support the reduction of hearing loss resulting from noise exposure outside the working environment.
After participating in this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Summarize protective behaviors outside of work to decrease the risk of a noise-induced hearing loss.
- Locate CDC shareable communication materials on noise-induced hearing loss.
- Identify at least one health effect, besides noise-induced hearing loss, potentially linked to excessive noise exposure.
- Describe how different agencies within CDC work together to prevent hearing loss.
Who Should Attend this Webinar?
This webinar contains 1.0 contact hours and may be eligible for Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) CM credit. See the ABIH website (abih.org) for CM credit criteria. This webinar may also qualify for CSP recertification points. See the BCSP website (bcsp.org) for details. Participants seeking confirmation of attendance for the webinar from ACGIH® must attend the live webinar or view the archive and submit a final exam and evaluation. Certificates of Completion will be issued in a timely manner after receipt and completion of these items.
What is an ACGIH® Webinar?
ACGIH® is dedicated to providing quality, scientific, educational events. One method of doing this is to offer distance-learning webinars. A webinar, short for Web-based seminar, is a presentation, lecture, or seminar that is transmitted over the Internet. A key feature of a webinar is its interactive elements — the ability to give, receive and discuss information. Webinars are as effective as on-site presentations without the travel expense. This ACGIH® webinar is 1.0 hours in duration and consists of a live presentation given via the Internet with no option for call in audio.