Noise & Dust Workshops
Since 1997, this award-winning program has been conducted at aggregates mine sites across the country, educating more than 350 students. This is a unique opportunity to learn how to conduct noise and dust exposure monitoring, record and interpret results and develop plans to reduce exposures below MSHA and OSHA permissible limits.
The 3-day workshop is two days of classroom instruction and one day of field work in which each participant puts noise and dust monitoring equipment on working miners, and collects exposure measurements under real-world circumstances. A competency exam is administered on the final day of the workshop.
NSSGA offers these courses either on a company level basis or based on regional interest. For more information contact Joe Casper.
Who Should Attend the Workshop?
What the Workshop Covers
- Safety and Health Professionals
- Industrial Hygienists
- Plant Managers/Supervisors
- Human Resource Managers
Why You Should Attend
- Hazards of Silica and Noise
- Basic Sampling Principles
- Noise Sampling
- Silica Dust Sampling
- Data Interpretation
- Control Methods
- MSHA Compliance
- To Help You Comply with MSHA’s Noise Exposure Monitoring Requirements
- To Learn How to Monitor for Silica Dust and Noise
- To Learn How to Correctly Interpret Analytical Results and Deal With Laboratories
- To Develop Good Record Keeping Habits
- To Identify Hazards and Institute Corrective Measures
- By participating, attendees who successfully complete the course are eligible to loan pump and dosimetry equipment FREE OF CHARGE from MSHA after the workshop ends. Eligibility to borrow MSHA’s equipment expires one year from the date of the workshop.
- Course participants will receive a copy of the MSHA course workbook entitled Industrial Hygiene: Sampling for Silica and Noise as well as other very useful course materials to assist students in understanding MSHA’s noise and dust exposure requirements.
- You will also receive a certificate suitable for framing, and 2.8 Continuing Education Units.
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