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Occupational Noise Induced Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is one of the most common occupational illnesses in the United Sates; learn strategies to prevent work-related hearing loss.

This topic will bring you up to speed on issues related to hazardous occupational noise. Understand the intricacies of the medical effects of noise exposure on hearing. Get a handle on complicated issues surrounding the calculation of hearing impairment. Avoid problems down the road by getting to know specific workers' compensation issues. You'll gain the practical insight you need to deal with any challenges that come your way. This information will make sure you stay on the cutting edge of your field.

Runtime: 86 minutes
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Agenda

Hazardous Occupational Noise

  • Measurement of Noise
    • Noise Level Survey
    • Personal Dosimetry
  • OSHA Standards
  • Noise Reduction
    • Abatement
    • Attenuation

Effects of Noise Exposure on Hearing

  • Measurement by Audiogram
    • OSHA Standards
    • Subjectivity and Methodology
  • Characteristics of Occupational Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

The Issue of Causation

  • Medical Opinion
  • Presbycusis and Other Causes of Hearing Loss

Calculation of Hearing Impairment

  • Standard of Compensability
  • Level of Workers' Compensation Benefits
  • Use of AMA Formula
  • Adjustment for Other Causes of Impairment

State-Specific Workers' Compensation Issues

  • Date of Injury and Identifying the Responsible Employer and Insurer
  • Notice of Injury
  • Affirmative Defenses
    • PreEmployment Audiogram
    • PostEmployment Audiogram
    • Impairment Threshold for Compensability
    • Statute of Limitations
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This course was last revised on June 20, 2016.

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Charles S. Katz, Jr., Esq.

Charles S. Katz, Jr., Esq.

Charles S. Katz, Jr. and Associates, LLC

  • Engaged in the practice of law as a sole practitioner with an office in Delaware County, Pennsylvania
  • More than 40 years practicing in workers’ compensation law representing primarily employers and insurers
  • Has been elected by his peers as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer and holds the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Lectures nationally on the topic of workers’ compensation and has been a regular Lorman Education speaker since 1985
  • Member of the Lexis-Nexis National Advisory Board for workers’ compensation
  • J.D. degree, American University, Washington College of Law; B.S. degree, Bucknell University
  • Can be contacted at 610-361-4571 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 399095
Published 2016
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