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.
Who Should Attend
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 ensu... More info