What is Hearing Conservation Program ?
Hearing conservation program (HCP) is a customized industrial consultancy program designed to help companies with workers who are exposed to loud noise at the workplace. Depending on the loudness and duration of exposure, our consultant occupational health doctor (OHD) will evaluate each exposed worker and come up with a comprehensive plan. Prolonged high exposure to noise at workplace can lead to occupational noise induced hearing loss. Employer can be fined if found guilty by the relevant authority (DOSH).
Prevent Noise Induced Hearing Loss
According to 2015 statistic by DOSH Malaysia, 5366 cases of NIHL were received and 3377 of them were investigated. Meanwhile social security organization (SOCSO), reported an increasing number of claims due to occupational NIHL from year 2004 to 2009. Hearing loss can cause permanent damage to individual and may lead to total deafness. It is estimated that company lost millions of ringgit because of medical bills payment, loss of productivity and worker replacement cost. This problem can be prevented if proper hearing conservative programme is in place.
Who Needs It?
- All workers at noisy workplace
- As baseline before start working
- Periodic screening for exposed workers
- Company who cares about their workers health
- Company who want to prevent deafness at work
- Company who wants to improve worker’s productivity
- Protect worker’s hearing from the start
- Prevent noise induced hearing loss (NIHL)
- Manage workers diagnosed with NIHL
- Reduces company risk of being sued or fined
- Improve worker productivity and wellness
- Prepare for DOSH inspection properly
OSHA 1994 & FMA 1967
Every 2 years
- Theory 30% 30%
- Practical 60% 60%
- Secret Session 10% 10%
Positive Feedback from Previous Participant
Screening Audiometry VS Diagnostic Audiometry
Do you know that all noisy workplace must first get a noise competent person to measure the noise level. If exceeding a certain level, he or she will advice a hearing conservation program (HCP), as required by the law of Malaysia. Failure to do so, can lead to company being fined or shut down. HCP consists of several elements such as screening audiometry, diagnostic audiometry, worker training programme & further medical treatment if needed.
Why Hearing Loss Prevention Program is Important ?
Because it is a requirement by the law. In Malaysia, the authority has the power to shut down any company or factory who does not follow the rules. Not only hearing loss a preventable disability, it also does not require expensive preventive measures. If HCP is done correctly, company or factory can save huge amount of money and reduce the risk of being fined or sued by the authority.
Looking for Hearing Conservation & NIHL Training ?
Hearing conservation program is tailored and unique to each workplace. If you are looking for general audiometry / NIHL prevention training and workshop, where you will learn :-
- Legal requirements of audiometry
- Introduction and Intrepretation of audiogram
- Proper way to conduct an audiometry test
- Why a comprehensive HCP can save money
Who We Are?
OH Mobile Services Sdn Bhd (183711-K) offers all kind of occupational health services. We are a group of medical doctors, nurses and physiotherapist specializing in the Occupational Health sector. Our founder who is also an occupational health specialist doctor (OHD) has vast experience in the field for more than 10 years.