Provides both the theory and hands-on training required to conduct hearing tests on noise-exposed workers in industry, counsel workers on the results of their hearing tests, advise workers about hearing protection and administer hearing conservation programs in industry. After successfully completing this four-day classroom course, qualified students are eligible to be authorized by the BC Workers' Compensation Board as an industrial audiometric technician in BC.
Location: BCIT BURNABY Campus. This is an intensive 4-day course (Saturday-Tuesday). Course materials are included and will be handed out in class. ***** RECOMMENDED PRE-READING: "Sound Advice - A Guide To Hearing Loss Prevention Programs" at: www.worksafebc.com/publications/health_and_safety/by_topic/assets/pdf/sound_advice.pdf. MPORTANT: Expect to spend a few additional hours each evening on course work. To register by phone, call Student Information & Enrollment Services (SIES) at 604-434-1610 / 1-866-434-1610 (Option 2 - 'Part-Time Studies Registration'). Online information is available to assist you in spending a few days at the BCIT Burnaby Campus - including DIRECTIONS, CAMPUS MAP, PARKING and FOOD SERVICES. Check out the following websites: Campus map + directions at www.bcit.ca/about/locations. Parking (including rates) at www.bcit.ca/parking. Food services at www.bcit.ca/foodservices. For further information, contact Kathy White, OH&S Program Assistant at 604-432-8456 / 1-800-663-6542, ext. 8456 or Kathy_White@bcit.ca. ***** NOTE: Industrial Audiometric Technician (IAP) certification information is available on the WorkSafe BC website at www2.worksafebc.com/Topics/HearingLossPrevention/IATCertification.asp.
One seat remaining as of Oct 26, 2016 8:13 am PDT. Seats remaining may change at any time prior to registration and payment.
Below are two offerings of this course for the Winter 2017 term.
Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Verify the need for hearing conservation programs.
Conduct industrial hearing tests.
Counsel workers regarding their hearing test results.
Advise workers regarding hearing protection.
Maintain hearing conservation program.
Effective as of Fall 2003
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