CSA Z1007: A new management standard from the Canadian Standards Association for the management of hearing loss prevention programs
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.
How to Cite
Copyright on articles is held by the author(s). The corresponding author has the right to grant on behalf of all authors and does grant on behalf of all authors, a worldwide exclusive licence (or non-exclusive license for government employees) to the Publishers and its licensees in perpetuity, in all forms, formats and media (whether known now or created in the future)
i) to publish, reproduce, distribute, display and store the Contribution;
ii) to translate the Contribution into other languages, create adaptations, reprints, include within collections and create summaries, extracts and/or, abstracts of the Contribution;
iii) to exploit all subsidiary rights in the Contribution,
iv) to provide the inclusion of electronic links from the Contribution to third party material where-ever it may be located;
v) to licence any third party to do any or all of the above.