Kansas Noise: What you need to know
Kansas does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. Consequently, federal occupational safety and health standards govern private sector workplaces in the state.
Public sector employers (state and local government offices, operations, and schools) are governed by workplace safety and health abatement orders (KS Stat. Ann. 44-636). Abatement orders can cite federal safety and health standards when giving notice of violations. There are no state-specific public sector rules for noise protection (hearing conservation).
The U.S. Department of Labor/Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administers and enforces federal workplace safety and health requirements in private sector workplaces. The Kansas Department of Labor/Industrial Safety and Health Section administers inspections and abatement orders for public sector workplaces.
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Kansas Noise Resources
Audio Click 'n Train: Noise and Hearing Conservation
This movie-like version of the powerpoint presentation with audio makes it easy to deliver Noise and Hearing Conservation training. This ready-to-deliver meeting gives you effective toolbox training - no preparation required! Includes meeting outlines, customizable PowerPoint slides, handouts, quiz, trainer's guide and more!"
Click 'n Train: Noise and Hearing Conservation
Complete PowerPoint training meeting makes it easy to deliver Noise and Hearing Conservation training. This ready-to-deliver meeting gives you effective toolbox training - no preparation required! Includes meeting outlines, customizable PowerPoint slides, handouts, and quiz."
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Click 'n Train Spanish/English Edition - Hearing Conservation
Complete Spanish/English PowerPoint training meeting makes it easy to deliver Noise & Hearing Conservation training. This ready-to-deliver meeting gives you effective toolbox training - no preparation required! Includes a trainer's guide, interactive exercises, customizable PowerPoint slides, handouts, training tips, a quiz and training certificate."
Explains OSHA regulations concerning noise in the workplace, the problems that noise can cause, and the need to protect hearing on and off the job. Also covers how noise is measured, how hearing is tested, and the use of hearing protectors. (44 pages)"