Save your workers' hearing and save your company money by making your hearing conservation programs (HCPs) more effective. This unique, easy-to-read book provides the essentials for creating an effective hearing conservation program, details how to best organize your people to get the job done, and identifies the specific aspects within each phase of your program that spell the difference between success and failure. New procedures are described that allow management to identify problems and solve them to achieve a more cost-effective HCP. The book also discusses audiometric database analysis, presents valuable information for dealing with workers' compensation issues - both preventing claims and defending against them, and includes checklists and checklist summaries to assist you with a practical implementation of a hearing conservation program in your company. The ideas and information presented in this book are based on the authors' 35 years of combined experience in assisting industries implement effective HCPs, in addition to field studies at hundreds of industrial sites. This book will be especially valuable for management professionals, industrial hygienists, safety professionals, audiologists, plant engineers, company lawyers, personnel directors, occupational health nurses, occupational physicians, noise control engineers, workers, and others who are interested in hearing conservation in the workplace.
"…extremely practical…an excellent resource for those desiring to implement or evaluate effective hearing conservation programs (HCPs)."
Preface. Effective Hearing Conservation Programs (HCPs: Benefits and Strategies. Organizing Your HCP: Five Phases Under a Key Individual. Education and Motivation. Sound Surveys. Engineering and Administrative Noise Controls. Hearing Protection. Audiometric Evaluations. Making Sure That the HCP Works. Reducing Your Compensation Liability for Noise. Induced Hearing Loss. Resources For Industrial Hearing Conservation. Index.