Hearing protection device: Training, Awareness and Selection (HPD TAS) Tool
The objective of the HPD TAS Tool Leading Practice is to assist the South African mining industry with the elimination of NIHL by improving the effectiveness of mine hearing conservation programmes. This leading practice will lessen the risks of damage to mineworkers' hearing.
Educational, motivational and training materials for trainers, comprising:
A script for induction talks on the noise hazard, with a demonstration of the benefits of using HPDs in noisy areas and their correct use and care, with four supporting overhead transparencies
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Hearing Loss Simulator
This is a software training and communication tool for promoting hearing loss prevention by demonstrating the effects of noise exposure on hearing without actually experiencing noise-induced hearing loss.
Industry-wide Buy and Maintain Quiet Initiative (IBMQI)
This is an industry-wide arrangement whereby mining companies procure equipment and maintain existing equipment that conforms to specific noise emission requirements.