Private CAOHC Course
Private/In-House CAOHC Training

Simplify Your Team's Certification Process with an On-Site CAOHC Course

The foundation of an effective hearing conservation program lies in the expertise of your conservationists, who can precisely assess the hearing capabilities of your workforce, meticulously document Standard Threshold Shifts (STSs), and educate employees on strategies to prevent hearing loss.

To support this crucial aspect, our on-site, private CAOHC courses are designed to ensure your team remains up-to-date with the latest Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) certifications and adheres to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards and best practices.

Our team of highly qualified Doctors of Audiology (AuDs) offers private in-house training tailored to meet your organization's specific needs. This approach allows companies to certify (and re-certify) their entire staff simultaneously on-site, effectively minimizing travel disruptions and associated costs.

The comprehensive training covers all necessary aspects, including:

  • Initial Training & Certification: A thorough introduction to the principles of hearing conservation, equipping new team members with the knowledge and skills required for effective hearing conservation.
  • Refresher Training & Recertification: An update on the latest methodologies and regulatory changes in the field, ensuring your team's certifications are current and your practices remain at the forefront of occupational hearing conservation.

By investing in our specialized training, your organization can significantly enhance the effectiveness of your hearing conservation program, safeguarding the auditory health of your employees while complying with regulatory requirements.

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On-Site CAOHC Course Information & What To Expect

  • History and Standards
    • Exploration of the history and development of noise regulations to understand their evolution.
    • Overview of the OSHA occupational standard for noise exposure and its implications for workplace safety.
    • Discussion on ADA accommodations related to auditory impairments and the legal requirements for employers.
    • Detailed examination of audiometer calibration processes and the specific requirements for test booths to ensure accurate hearing assessments.
    • Identification of Standard Threshold Shift (STS) involves detecting changes in hearing over time, followed by appropriate follow-up actions to address any identified shifts.
    • Hearing Protection efforts include selecting the right attenuation level for ear protection, ensuring it fits correctly, and ongoing monitoring to ensure effectiveness.
    • Recordkeeping involves maintaining detailed records of STS identification, hearing protection measures, and other related activities. Additionally, logging this information in the OSHA 300 log is necessary for compliance with occupational safety regulations.
    • Anatomy and physiology of the ear: Understanding the complex structure and function of the ear and how it processes sound.
    • Effects of noise on hearing: Exploring how different noise levels can impact hearing health and lead to conditions such as tinnitus or hearing loss.
    • Manual and automatic testing: Discuss various methods for assessing hearing capabilities, including both traditional manual tests and advanced automatic systems.
    • Sound measurement and noise exposure: Analyzing techniques for measuring sound levels and assessing the potential risks of noise exposure in different environments.
    • Medical referral criteria to ensure appropriate care and specialist consultations for employees.
    • Counseling of associates to provide support and guidance on personal and professional matters.
    • Management of Workers' compensation claims to address workplace injuries and illnesses effectively.