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Noise induced hearing loss webinar

22 July 2019

HSM WILL be hosting a free to attend webinar on noise induced hearing loss, which takes place on 24 July 2019 at 10:30am and will include a panelist from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Around 23,000 people in the UK suffer from new and longstanding work-related hearing problems, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Many employers rely on personal HPE (Hearing Protective Equipment) as a primary means of noise control in the workplace. However, the level of protection achieved in the workplace is often lower compared with the laboratory generated data.

Fit testing is a simple and reliable way to accurately quantify the level of protection that each individual worker will receive from their HPE in practice. Equipment such as the E-A-Rfit Dual-Ear Validation System from 3M can test the effectiveness of earplugs or earmuffs while they are being worn, giving accurate results in seconds.

The panelists include Mohammed Saleem - Senior Technical Specialist at 3M EMEA and Emma Shanks a Senior Scientist, Noise & Hand-arm Vibration at the Health and Safety Executive. Emma is a senior research scientist in noise and hand-arm vibration at HSE's Science and Research Centre in Buxton. The scope of work can include planned research for HSE, reactive support work for HSE incident investigations and bespoke work for external customers. Emma has a special interest in hearing protection and is involved in hearing protection standards work as HSE's nominated UK expert for both UK and European standards committees. She also regularly delivers training to HSE and external clients on the management of noise and hand-arm vibration in the workplace, and noise and hand-arm vibration measurement.

In this webinar, which will be delivered by experts from 3M will discuss the key elements of an effective hearing conservation programme including:

  • Recognising the impact of hearing damage
  • Effective control of noise hazards
  • Training and awareness
  • Validating your hearing conservation programme

To register to attend for FREE visit https://events.streamgo.co.uk/Noise-Induced-Hearing-Loss