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Protecting Railroad Operating Workers from Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (TNSD61A)

Presented by: Tom Barron
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Pre Recorded Webinar
90 minutes
Event Description
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Understand the Strategies to Protect Railroad Workers from Noise Induced Hearing Loss

Work environment exposure to potential high levels of noise inside the locomotive cab and related work activities outside of the cab remain pervasive hazardous agents for railroad personnel. Noise-exposure induced hearing loss (NIHL) remains as a top ten workplace injury for RR, construction, and general industry workers. In 2006, the FRA implemented new regulations (49 CFR Part 227) for additional hearing protection measures to facilitate locomotive crew personnel.

To reduce the potential for FELA claims for NIHL injuries suffered by employees, this webinar by expert speaker Tom Barron will review the employer and employee responsibilities under the regulations, implementation measures for a compliant occupational noise exposure control program, effective monitoring/survey techniques to identify noise exposure sources and reduction/elimination of those sources, and lastly, industry lessons-learned on the most effective measures to put in place to get personnel to use their hearing protection PPE. To supplement webinar material, example noise exposure monitoring data results for a client's locomotive cab equipment and adjacent areas around the cab will also be provided.

Session Highlights:

  • Explaining the difference between FRA and/or OSHA hearing conservation program and noise exposure compliance requirements for employee protection
  • Identifying the sources of noise exposure and means to reduce or eliminate the source of the exposure(s) in the locomotive cab
  • Describing effective measures that can be used in your program to get people to use their hearing protection devices instead of just relying on training
  • Performing effective noise dose surveys in and around the locomotive cab
  • Choosing the appropriate provider for audiometric testing
  • Choosing appropriate hearing protection based on attenuation and fit testing

Who Should Attend

  • Personnel responsible for the railroad's worker safety and injury prevention program
  • Safety and/or industrial hygienists who perform noise exposure surveys and reporting
  • Training personnel conducting noise exposure employee training
  • Supervisors and dispatchers who implement program requirements
  • Human resource or labor relations personnel who must be aware of potential noise exposure injury claims
  • 3rd party audiometric testing
About Our Speaker(s)

Tom Barron | Safety & Health Regulatory SpeakerTom Barron
Tom Barron, Ph.D., CIHM, CECD, CECM is president of 21st Management Corporation located in Paducah, KY.  Dr. Barron has over 39 years of diverse industry experience working with nuclear power licensees, construction contractors, healthcare facilities, and general industry companies and business owners helping ensure c... More info

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