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  • Writer's pictureRobert Morgan

Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)

Updated: Jan 13, 2020

Workplace Hearing Safety

Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is the only type of hearing loss that is completely preventable.

Work environments where noise levels exceed 85 decibels pose a serious threat to a worker's sense of hearing.

Ear-plugs play a prudent part in a company's Hearing Loss Prevention Program helping to reduce and deal with unavoidable dangerous exposure levels...But here's the order for earplugs to provide optimal protection, workers need to be individually assessed, fit-tested and receive individualized personal training in their proper selection and use and maintenance of their Hearing Protection Device (HPD)...a process best left to qualified personnel trained in this area.

How important is ear-plug fit testing and training? It's very important...even crucial since the protection afforded by ear-plugs or Personal Attenuation Rating (PAR) is dependent on the proper ear-plug being identified then inserted properly. Fit Testing may not be a legislated requirement just yet, but taking a pro-active approach and adopting this best practice is a great way for an organization to demonstrate due diligence on the part of their Safety Department.

With qualified staff and advanced VeriPro technology and equipment we at Momentum Nursing are qualified to offer this important service to organizations large and small...right from the three person Auto Body shop all the way up to large Industrial/Commercial Construction companies employing several hundred workers from various trades. We also backup the fit-testing and training with the required documentation necessary to ensure your company's compliance with the applicable legislation.

Convenient too... We are located here in Saskatoon and will come right to your place of business.

The best way to learn what we do and why we do it is to arrange for a free demonstration - please e-mail us at: web site:

or call: Robert Morgan 306-717-8380

Denise Holmlund 306-361-4355

*Province of Saskatchewan

Occupational Health and Safety Act 1993 – R.R.S. c.0-1, r.1

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996 – Part VIII, Sect 113(1)

*Canada - Federal

Canadian Labour Code, Part II, (R.S.C. 1985, c. L-2)

Canada Occupational Safety & Health Regulations, (SOR/86-34) Sec. 7.4 (1)(b)

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