OSHA Hearing Protection Training (1 Hour)

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OSHA Hearing Protection Training

TIME TO COMPLETE: Approximately 1 hour
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 0.1 CEUs, 1 contact hours
QUESTIONS? Call us at (877) 674-2669

Max Subscription Days: 30 Days
Code: 1336
Subjects: ENGLISH COURSES OSHA Safety Courses
Price: US $10.00


You do if your workplace includes loud noises; and as we know, noisy workplace are very common. Noise can be generated from a whole range of sources including loud machinery, equipment or operations. Even traffic and voices can produce noise that is harmful to us. Regardless of the source, the effects or noise are predictable and the consequences preventable.

To effectively protect you from the harmful effects of noises that might be present in your workplace, OSHA requires that each employer evaluate the workplace and determine if high noise levels are present. The safe level of noise is 85 decibel (8 hour Time Weighted Average), which is about the level that you would produce as you raise your voice to talk to someone close by. If you are exposed to these levels, OSHA requires that you have OSHA Hearing Protection training on the effects of the noise, and in the ways to properly protect yourself from the effects that it can have on your ability to hear.

Additionally, our OSHA Hearing Protection training course is full of useful information to apply to your home. Common noise sources such as lawn mowers and vacuum cleaners can also produce harmful effects on us if we are not careful.

This OSHA Hearing Protection training course is designed to provide training for workers that are exposed to noise at or above an 8-hour time weighted average of 85 decibels in their workplace.  The OSHA Hearing Protection training program covers the Hearing Protection issues identified by OSHA in the regulation. Successful completion of the program will result in a OSHA Hearing Protection certificate documenting compliance with the OSHA training requirements.


Even if the conditions on a job site are normally free from physical hazards, there’s often an invisible danger with a long-term adverse effect on workers’ health. For instance, aerospace industry workers deal with roaring jets on the tarmac, and farmers work long hours beside rumbling diesel engines.

Other general industries such as marine, manufacturing, mining and laboratory science also involve significant noise from large equipment, tools such as drills and saws, and heavy impacts in the work area. The construction industry has numerous occupational hearing hazards, including jackhammers, dozers and other machinery. If organizations fail to implement measures regarding hearing loss prevention and planning, workers could experience ringing ears, elevated blood pressure and stress levels, and even permanent hearing loss.


Our hearing protection course meets OSHA’s mandate for training under 29 CFR 1910.95(k). This regulation demands that employers establish training for workers if their daily environment noise exceeds the 8-hour time-weighted average of 85 dB. Related to these guidelines is the need to implement noise-reduction measures or, if those are inadequate, to supply hearing protection devices tailored to employees.

OSHA also requires workers to receive annual retraining on hearing protection if a program is in place. The hearing protection certification acquired in this class will count as a refresher.


Within this course, employees will gain a fundamental awareness of equipment designed for hearing protection, such as earplugs and earmuffs, and how to limit the damage that comes from prolonged noise exposure. Employers will learn what is included in a hearing conservation and monitoring program, especially the utilization of audiometric testing to gather site information.

employee holding hear protection


Upon completion of this training course you should be able to:

  • Describe the OSHA requirements for control of noise exposure
  • Identify the effects of noise on hearing
  • Describe the purpose of hearing protection equipment
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of various types of hearing protection equipment
  • Understand how to select, use, care and correctly use hearing protection equipment
  • Define the purpose of audiometric testing and its’ procedure


There is no prerequisite necessary to enroll in this course. Students may have to complete review sections along the way and a final exam at the end of the course. You will need a computer or iPad with Internet access and an email account. No text is required; all course materials are available online. The course will take approximately 2 hours to complete.


Passing this course requires completing the multiple choice or true/false exam with a grade of 75% or better. If you do not receive a grade of at least 75% on the final quiz, you may retake the quiz up to a total of three (3) times.


The course is designed to be self-paced. You will have 30 days to complete it and can come and go as you need. After one month, you will need to re-enroll. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a pdf certificate right away.


Your certification for hearing protection will be delivered via email. You can download, print and share this document with your employer, if necessary. The course also offers one contact hour for 0.1 CEUs toward your continuing education program.


As an employer, you can’t just block out the federal standards requiring hearing protection on the job — your compliance is for your workers’ well-being, comfort and productivity. Hazmat School is here to ensure you meet OSHA guidelines through our self-paced, 100% online hearing protection course.

Students have 24/7 access to our authorized remote instructors who can offer personalized guidance. By setting up a corporate account with Hazmat School, you can monitor the progress of multiple workers throughout the training program. We also offer discounts for groups and government employees as well. At Hazmat School, we provide high-quality training courses at the best prices to fit your budget.


Enroll today or learn more by calling 877-OSHA-NOW (674-2669) or contacting us online. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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