Safety Training & Education

Noise-induced hearing loss usually happens gradually and the symptoms are not always apparent, you may be able to improve the success of your hearing loss prevention efforts by strengthening worker training and motivation programs.

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    Under Work Health and Safety Legislation in Australia, ‘persons conducting a business or undertaking' (PCBU) are required to manage the risk to health and safety due to hazardous noise in the workplace, and must ensure workers are not exposed to workplace noise above the workplace exposure standard (WES) of LAeq,8h of 85 dB(A) or LC,peak of 140 dB(C). The Safe Work Australia Code of Practice: Managing noise and preventing hearing loss at work, provides support for complying with the regulatory noise exposure standard, and The Australia/New Zealand Standards AS/NZS1269 series, provides guidance on all facets of managing noise in the workplace including implementing a Noise Management Program (also known as a Hearing Conservation Program). Whether you are setting up a Hearing Conservation Program for the first time or looking to improve an existing program, 3M can help.

Featured Videos

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    Auditory Transduction

    The sense of hearing is accomplished by a process known as auditory transduction. The ear converts sound waves in the air into electrical impulses in the brain. This video explores this process and provides an explanation of the inner workings of the ear and how bones play a part.

  • video about fitting push-in style earplugs
    Fitting push-in style earplugs

    In this video we walk through the steps for properly inserting a pre-molded earplug. You'll find it is more than just sticking it in your ear.

  • video about fitting foam earplugs
    Fitting foam earplugs

    In this video we walk through the steps and some of the finer details for properly inserting a foam earplug. Rolling down the earplug is one of the first steps and is a key step in being able to insert the plug to create a proper and effective fit.

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