60 Minutes on 35 Microseconds: Impulse Noise from Weapons Fire

Includes a Live Event on 05/30/2018 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

Most things a Safety Professional should know about impulse noise from weapons fire.  Safety Professionals and Risk Managers in the Public Sector may be responsible for protecting employees from the hazards of impulse noise, specifically from exposure during weapons fire in the training environment.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics there were over 1.7 million people employed in the Police and Security Service Industry in 2016.  Efforts to reduce hearing loss from hazardous impulse noise in many ways have fallen behind the efforts to mitigate continuous noise.  There are some misconceptions and some deaf spots, so this webinar will help clear the fog and assist you in your efforts to serve a population exposed to a hazard that can do permanent damage in one stroke.

Learning Objectives

  • Awareness of regulations and lack of regulations that address high peak impulse noise
  • Awareness of limitations and obstacles to measure impulse noise accurately
  • Awareness of current research on the effects and mitigation of impulse noise
  • Understanding the common obstacles to mitigating hearing loss from impulse noise exposure
  • How to select Hearing Protection Devices to attenuate an impulse noise environment
  • Learn about the resources out there to help the Safety Professional and how the Safety Professional cancontribute to reducing hearing loss from impulse noise exposure


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0.2 CEUs


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This webinar is Sponsored by the Public Sector Practice Specialty

Corey Bender

Consultant- Public Sector Practice Specialty

Corey is currently the Safety Officer for the American Battle Monuments Commission as a contractor for Sektor Solutions.  Corey previously was a Regional Safety Director for the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Program (VOSH), a VOSH Compliance Officer for 6 years, and

 spent one year at a Marine Corp Base as an Industrial Hygiene contractor where he picked up his

 passion for impulse noise.  Corey also started a consulting company in 2017, Independence Safety & Industrial Hygiene.  Corey has presented on Impulse Noise at the Annual VOSH Conference, at the OSHA/VPPPA Region III Conference, and during the online Navy Joint Professional Development Symposium.  Corey published an article titled, "A Deaf Spot for Industrial Hygiene, The Problem of

 Impulse Noise", The Synergist, Jan 2017.

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60 Minutes on 35 Microseconds: Impulse Noise from Weapons Fire
05/30/2018 at 12:00 PM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
05/30/2018 at 12:00 PM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
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