Maine Noise: What you need to know
Private sector (private businesses and nonprofit organizations) employers in Maine are governed by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) and federal safety and health standards. Maine has a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program that governs public sector (government offices and operations) employers.
The state has adopted the federal noise reduction (hearing conservation) rules by reference (Code of ME Rules (CMR) 12-179-002 for general industry and CMR 12-179-003 for the construction industry) for public sector employers (state, county, and local government agencies, commissions, and school systems).
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 Maine Department of Labor/Workplace Safety Division administers safety and health rules for public sector workplaces.
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Maine 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."
Safety.BLR.com - Making Safety Training and Compliance Easier
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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)"