CSA Z1007: A new management standard from the Canadian Standards Association for the management of hearing loss prevention programs

Authors

  • Jeffrey Michael Goldberg Canadian Standards Association, Custom Protect Ear, Inc. Hearing Protection Manufacturer
  • T Kelsall Hatch
  • A Behar Ryerson
  • P Malek CSA Group Rexda.e

Abstract

Canada has a fragmented set of norms for Hearing Conservation owing the 14 jurisdictions that set standards for these programs.  CSA Z1007, a new standard written with the support of Canadian regulators , seeks to establish norms, which can be used to manage these programs as hearing loss prevention programs. The difference between loss prevention and conservation is a proactive stance seeking to remove the causes of noise induced hearing loss before permanent hearing damage takes place.

 

The standard covers all aspects of hearing loss prevention from detection of potential toxic noise through to proactive measures to determine if the program is being effective.  The standard is compatible with and reflective of CSA’s other standards in this area.

 

The presentation will address the fragmented nature hearing loss prevention in Canada, how the standard seeks to address that, what proactive measures can be taken, and how to determine if the standard is being applied effectively. As well, there are several informative annexes addressing parts of the program in greater detail and Best Practices for those who wish to excel in this area.

 

The standard was published in March of 2016, and is currently seeking adoption from the regulators that enabled its creation.

Author Biography

Jeffrey Michael Goldberg, Canadian Standards Association, Custom Protect Ear, Inc. Hearing Protection Manufacturer

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Published

2016-08-25

How to Cite

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Goldberg JM, Kelsall T, Behar A, Malek P. CSA Z1007: A new management standard from the Canadian Standards Association for the management of hearing loss prevention programs. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2016 Aug. 25 [cited 2021 Oct. 28];44(3). Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/2982

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada