Free Online Safety and Training Courses

The state of Washington is offering some invaluable online safety and training courses on their website. Topics include:

Accident Investigation Safety Checklists HAZCOM Ergonomics Fall Protection Janitorial Services Job Safety / Hazard Analyses Lockout / Tagout Noise Process Safety Management (PSM) and much more

You can find the courses and modules on […]

Free Online Training Modules in Occupational Hygiene

The Occupational Hygiene Training Association (OHTA), has created a new website, www.OHLearning.com, where free course materials for international occupational hygiene training modules are posted. Find training materials, learn about occupational hygiene, or develop your existing skillset.

Modules currently available include:

Noise Asbestos Measurement of Hazardous Substances Health Effects of Hazardous Substances Control of Hazardous Environments […]

AIHA Podcasts: Combustible Dust, CIH Certification, Noise

Have you checked out AIHA’s Safe & Sound Podcast lately? Very good information being delivered by Craig & Melissa at AIHA. Take a listen at home, work, or in the car (all files are .mp3 format).

Some of the latest highlights include:

Combustible Dust

John Astad, Director and Research Analyst of the Combustible Dust Policy […]

Online Tool: Is Your Hearing Protection Providing Adequate Attenuation?

An extremely useful field tool to determine if you are achieving adequate attenuation with your hearing protection has been devised by NIOSH. Have you used this in your workplace? How successful has it been? Let us know in the comments section of this post.

Loud noise can permanently damage your hearing. It especially affects the […]

Low Noise Attenuation Earplugs

Ask the Expert: Elliott Berger, author and editor of The Noise Manual (available at AIHA press or Amazon), recently commented on the use of low attenuation ear plugs for use in industry on the Yahoo Groups AIHA listserv.

In looking over recent posts on low-attenuation earplugs I was pleased to see awareness of the […]

NHCA Petitions OSHA to Lower PEL for Noise

View OHShub’s previous post about AIHA petioning OSHA: HERE

Citing the fact that nearly 22 million American workers are exposed to hazardous noise on a daily basis and that occupational hearing loss continues to plague industry, the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) has made a request to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to […]

Webinar: Applications of Noise Measurements

What You Will Learn:

Quest Technologies, a 3M company, invites you to learn how to look beyond noise exposure to apply noise measurements as part of a hearing conservation solution. Upon completion of this webinar, attendees will have an increased understanding of how to apply four core components to answer the questions below and […]

NIOSH Powertools Database – Noise & Vibration

NIOSH has developed an online database of sound levels and vibration forces for various power tools typically used in the occupational setting. Developed by NIOSH researchers, the database provides information for over 120 power tools from manufactures such as Black & Decker, Mikita and Dewalt. According to NIOSH, “The database is particularly helpful in determining […]

AIHA Petitions OSHA for Lowering Noise PEL, Again

AIHA, in a letter to Jordan Barab of OSHA, strongly encouraged OSHA to consider reducing the 8-hour TWA for noise from 90 dBA to 85 dBA and a 3 decibel exchange rate. A copy of the letter, dated April 28, 2009, can be found HERE. The letter is very similar to one AIHA submitted to […]

PEL Adjustments for Extended Work Shifts – Noise

The purpose of this memorandum is to resolve issues concerning adjustments of the PEL during extended work shifts. This applies for exposures to the noise levels of Table G-16 of 29 CFR 1910.95 or substances found in Subpart Z. Current OSHA policy requires only the action level to be reduced for exposures to noise during […]