OSHA 7400 Noise in the Construction Industry

Courses Available:

Location & Date to be Announced


The primary objective of this one-day course is to increase the participants knowledge and skill in construction noise. Exposure to high levels of noise can cause permanent hearing loss. Neither surgery nor a hearing aid can help correct this type of hearing loss. Construction sites have many noisy operations and can be a significant source of noise exposure. Loud noise can also reduce work productivity and contribute to workplace accidents by making it difficult to hear warning signals. Hearing loss from loud noise limits your ability to hear high frequencies, understand speech, and reduces your ability to communicate, which can lead to social isolation. Damage to your hearing can be prevented, but once permanent noise-induced hearing loss occurs, it cannot be cured or reversed. Hearing loss usually occurs gradually, so you may not realize it is happening until it is too late. This course builds on OSHAs efforts to reduce occupational hearing loss in the construction industry.

Topics Include:

1. Properties of Sound
2. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
3. OSHA Construction Industry Noise Standards
4. Noise in the Construction Industry Levels
5. Measuring Noise
6. Noise in the Construction Industry Exposure Control
7. Hearing Protection

At the conclusion of this course students will be able to:

Describe the properties of sound
Discuss noise-induced hearing loss
Explain OSHAs construction industry noise standards
Demonstrate the use of a sound level meter
and noise dosimeter
Describe methods of controlling noise exposure
at construction sites


PRICE: $195

price includes

Refreshments, lunch and student materials