The University's Hearing Conservation Program has been developed to provide protection from hearing loss due to ‘excess’ noise exposure as required by Part 16 of the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety legislation.
When noise is identified as a hazard through Hazard Assessment, it must be eliminated or controlled at its source using engineering controls. If not eliminated, administrative controls or personal protective equipment may then be considered.
The University strives to control excessive noise levels; however, certain locations and/or operations may expose personnel to significant noise levels. The Hearing Conservation Program reduces the risk of noise induced hearing loss from ‘excess’ noise exposure through assessment and management of noise hazards. Personnel that may be exposed to excess noise undergo regular audiometric testing.
Refer to the Noise Management and Hearing Conservation Standard for details.
Contact Safety Services for advice and further information.