Physical Agents I – Noise
- Course Number
- 5900 (Occupational & Environmental Health)
- Course Instructor(s)
- Andrea Sass-Kortsak, Tracy Kirkham
- Physics of sound and the measurement of noise levels, doses and frequencies;
- Strategies for undertaking a comprehensive noise survey and the standards for noise exposure;
- Reduction of noise through engineering controls;
- Hearing conservation and protection programs;
- Health effects of noise and vibration.
- To demonstrate a knowledge of the physics of sound and the various sound measurement techniques used in occupational hygiene practice;
- To apply this knowledge to the conduct of comprehensive noise surveys in order to determine noise exposures and levels in workplaces;
- To explain the effects of exposure to industrial noise;
- To apply engineering controls, hearing protection and hearing conservation programs to reduce the health risks of noise; and
- To have a basic understanding of the physics and measurement of vibration, the effects associated with overexposure and the methods and strategies for exposure reduction.