Friday, August 30, 2019 - 8:00am-9:00am


The Role of the Professional Supervisor

This workshop answers vital questions you may have, like…


Why is an HCP mandated by OSHA, MSHA, FRA and other regulatory bodies?

What is the role of the Professional Supervisor (PS) in an HCP or Hearing Loss Prevention Program (HLPP)?

How does a PS differ from a plant supervisor, safety manager or industrial hygienist?

Why does the Professional Supervisor (PS) have such a vital role in a HC program?

What are best practices to reduce incidence of noise-induced hearing loss and to stay compliant?

Why is a hearing loss prevention program (HLPP) more than just performing annual hearing tests?

Why is following procedures a smart, meaningful business decision?

What is the employer’s responsibilities in the HLPP?

What is the structure of an acceptable HC program?


Presented by J. Andrew Merkley, AuD CPS/A

Vice Chair, Education


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