The mission of the committee is to provide to health professionals, the industry, and the community a forum for disseminating and exchanging ideas and information about the effects of exposure to noise and vibration, the control thereof, and methods of hearing conservation.
Goal: Assemble, evaluate, and disseminate to occupational and environmental health professionals information relevant to hearing conservation, noise, and vibration control.
Objective #1: Discuss and act upon noise, vibration, and hearing conservation issues.
Designate specific members to track and report on identified issues.
Respond to AIHA Board requests to address specific issues.
Meet at the AIHce and at other times as appropriate.
Prepare relevant information for publication, including periodic updates of the AIHA Noise Manual.
Provide sources of information to AIHA members.
Evaluate and comment on relevance and accuracy of AIHA noise publications.
Consult with other AIHA technical committees on noise aspects of their work products.
Objective #2: Provide education and training on noise, vibration, and hearing conservation issues.
Develop new PDCs and update or terminate existing PDCs as needed.
Recommend additions and changes to continuing education courses.
Sponsor or develop short courses and seminars.
Solicit papers; organize sessions; and provide session arrangers, chairs, and monitors for the AIHce.
Goal: Actively participate in identifying and responding to noise, vibration, and hearing conservation issues.
Objective #3: Identify, evaluate, and comment on proposed legislation, regulations, standards, and guidelines affecting noise, vibration, and hearing conservation issues.
Monitor and report on relevant activities by rule-making organizations.
Participate in the development of standards and guidelines by organizations such as the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), NIOSH, EPA, and ACGIH.
Recommend to the president candidates for appointment to ANSI and CAOHC.
Develop and recommend position papers to the AIHA Board.
Outstanding Noise Lecture
Outstanding Professional Poster - Noise
Outstanding Student Poster - Noise
- 2010: Michael Humann, "Effects of Common Agricultural Activities on Measures of Hearing Loss"
Governmental & Professional Organizations
Interested in joining the Noise Committee? Please send an email to Jason Kunz (email@example.com).