HATTIESBURG – The
Office of Continuing Education at The University of Southern Mississippi
will offer an Industrial Audiometry and Hearing Conservation Workshop
The two-and-a-half day certification course will also
be offered August 8-10. A one-day recertification course is also
being offered on March 15 and August 9. The programs are approved
by the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation.
The Industrial Audiometry and Hearing Conservation
Workshop courses are specifically designed for industrial nurses,
safety engineers and other personnel responsible for initiating
programs to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Act regulations
applicable to noise and hearing loss.
Participants learn to test hearing and to establish
hearing conservation programs in the workplace. This training meets
the requirements for the Council for Accreditation in Occupational
Hearing Conservation, and the curriculum is devised in accordance
with the Code of Federal Regulations No. 29, Part 1910.95.
Southern Miss has provided this training for the past
32 years, successfully training many industrial hearing conservationists
in Mississippi and surrounding states.
The workshop director is Dr. Bob Rhodes, CAOHC #670.
Rhodes is an approved CAOHC course director. He has been directing
industrial audiometry workshops since 1971 and is one of the top
10 in the number of technicians trained in the past four years.
Enrollment for each workshop course is limited. Normally,
occupational hearing conservationists are recertified every five
years. The second day of the two-day workshop serves as the eight-hour
recertification course. For more information, call Mary Ann Iverson
at (601) 266-5682 or visit www.usm..edu/cice/ce/prodev/audiometry.