Press Release

ACGIH® Presents Hearing Conservation Program Management Webinar



Cincinnati, Ohio — June 6, 2012 — ACGIH® will present Hearing Conservation Program Management on September 12, 2012 at the following times:

1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Central Time
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Mountain Time
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time

This webinar is intended for those EH&S professionals responsible for conducting or working in a successful hearing conservation program within their organization. It is designed to give attendees an overview of hearing conservation program management. Topics will include an examination of different hearing conservation program components including regulatory guidance, noise hazard identification and control, monitoring audiometry and noise induced hearing loss. This 2½ hour webinar will provide attendees with valuable information on proper application of the ACGIH® Noise TLV® in the workplace, as well as further guidance on engineering controls, hearing protection and employee health education and training. Participants will gain knowledge in each of these key component areas and will have the opportunity to ask questions regarding hearing conservation program management. Each registrant will receive one copy of the official ACGIH® Documentation on Noise. After participating in this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Summarize and describe the key components of an effective hearing conservation program including hearing conservation regulatory guidance.
  • Discuss the different types of hearing protectors and list the benefits and limitations of each type.
  • Describe the importance of health education strategies and gain knowledge of key topics to cover during annual health education.
  • Describe the types of noise induced hearing loss.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of monitoring audiometry practices.
  • Understand key principles for performing workplace noise evaluations.
  • Understand the basics of workplace noise control.
ACGIH® is pleased to offer webinar attendees an audio option. U.S. and Canadian attendees can connect to the audio portion of the webinar via the toll-free audio telephone link or listen to the audio portion through an audio stream directly through their computer. Other international participants can listen via the audio stream without incurring additional telephone charges.

Kristen Casto, LTC, Eric Fallon, LTC and Charles Jokel will present this webinar.

Lieutenant Colonel Kristen Casto is the Chief of the Acoustics Branch at the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory at Fort Rucker, Alabama. LTC Casto received a PhD in Human Factors Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2009. Her research interests include the communication challenges of the hearing impaired Soldier, auditory fitness-for-duty assessment, and Army aviation communications. LTC Casto is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). She is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and the Military Audiology Association.

Lieutenant Colonel Eric Fallon is the Director of the Audiology and Speech Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. LTC Fallon is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). He is a Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) Course Director and member of the Military Audiology Association.

Mr. Charles Jokel is a Noise Control Engineer for the Army Hearing Program in the Public Health Command at The Aberdeen Proving Ground, Edgewood, Maryland Campus. He is the Subject Matter Expert on noise issues for the Army Health Hazard Assessment Program that examines all new weapons and materiel brought into the Army inventory, and is a consultant on noise measurement and control issues within the Army. Before employment with the Military, Mr. Jokel was an acoustic consultant in industry. He has written extensively on techniques used in the discipline, and was the principal author of the NIOSH Industrial Noise Control Manual.

This webinar contains 2.5 hours of instruction and may be eligible for ABIH CM credit. See the ABIH website ( for CM credit criteria. This webinar qualifies for .15 BCSP (SP) Continuance of Certification (COC) Point for Certified Safety Professionals. 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.

For more detailed information about the Hearing Conservation Program Management webinar, contact Ryan Peltier at or 513-742-2020.

To register for this exciting event, visit the ACGIH® website at

ACGIH® is a member-based organization that advances occupational and environmental health. ACGIH® is one of the industry's leading publications resources, with approximately 400 titles relative to occupational and environmental health and safety, including the renowned TLVs® and BEIs®. For more information, visit the ACGIH® website at or call our Customer Service Representatives at 513-742-2020.

Amy B. Bloomhuff, Esq., CAE
Associate Executive Director