Earn 1.0 Contact Hour
Part of the Summer Series Inaugural Event
What is the real cost of a hearing conservation program, is it actually more economical than implementing engineering controls? – A Case Study
August 27, 2020
2:00–3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
When it comes to excessive worker exposure noise levels, many companies across North America and the world-over have abided by the idea that, ‘it is cheaper to implement a hearing conservation program versus considering engineering controls to engineer the issues away’. This may have been the case in the past, but things have/are changing. As direct and indirect costs associated with exceeding hearing protection compliance thresholds are increasing and costs for controls are decreasing, is it still worth simply reverting to a hearing conservation program?
After participating in this webinar, attendees will:
- Gain an understanding of direct and indirect costs associated with hearing conservation programs
- Understand there are various administrative control options available
- Understand there are various engineer control options available
- Allow one to compare the options for their own situation
- Give program managers the tools to build a case study against relying on a hearing conservation program alone
EHS professionals, Corporate EHS program managers
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.