This seminar will describe the magnitude of firearm noise exposure and will describe noise reduction solutions and hearing protection recommendations.
Course created on June 6, 2018
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the typical peak sound pressure levels produced by shotguns, pistols and rifles used by law enforcement personnel.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the expected level of protection that earplugs alone can provide for small-caliber firearms.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how noise treatments affect the direct and reverberant noise exposures for persons firing weapons within the firing range.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify other health hazards to the hearing that might be found in the firing range.
|5-15 Minutes||Prevalence of NIHL & Magnitude of Exposures|
|15-35 Minutes||Hearing Protection & Noise Control|
|45-55 Minutes||Industrial Hygiene recommendations|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
CAPT William J. Murphy is the coordinator for the Hearing Loss Prevention cross sector and works in the Division of Applied Research and Technology, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in Cincinnati. A graduate in physics of Iowa State University (B.S. and M.S.), he completed his Ph.D. in physics at Purdue University and joined NIOSH in 1992. In 2012, he completed a M. Eng. in Acoustics at Penn State University. He was commissioned as a scientist officer in 1993 and holds the rank of Captain in the U.S. Public Health Service. He is an active member of the National Hearing Conservation Association and a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America. He is actively involved with the development of national and international standards on noise and bioacoustics within the American National Standards Institute and International Standards Organization. He is currently the chair of the ANSI S3 committee on bioacoustics and has served as the chair of the ANSI S12 committee on noise.
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