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Welcome to the 2021 NHCA Virtual Conference Schedule, below you will find the schedule listed with 3 types of education sessions, Live Platform, Pre-recorded Platform and E-Poster Sessions. They will all be delivered a little differently so please take a little time to read the descriptions and understand how the conference will be laid out.

  • Live Platforms: NHCA is offering 7 live sessions with interactive Q&A and chat features over the two days of the live conference. If you are not able to watch these sessions live they will be recorded and playback will be available until March 19, 2021
  • ON DEMAND Pre-Recorded Platforms: There will be 28 pre-recorded sessions that will be released on the first day of the conference, these will be available to watch at your leisure and will be available until March 19, 2021. PLEASE NOTE: They are available longer than the 1-5 pm time on the schedule but we are not able to program them in like that!
  • ON DEMAND E-Poster Sessions: There will be 8 E-Poster sessions available to watch, each session is 15 minutes long and worth a quarter of a credit, in order to receive a full hour you will need to watch 4 poster sessions all the way through and complete and evaluation. These will be available as pre-recordings and will be available from the start of the conference until March 19, 2021
This means you have the opportunity for up to 19.0 CE credits at this years conference! (See ASHA AND AAA Brand Blocks below)

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Saturday, February 27 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
ON DEMAND SESSION: Crossing Barriers to Reduce Occupational Hearing Loss

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Co-Presenters/Co-Authors:
Jason Booms, The Hannon Group, LLC
Bryan Beamer, NIOSH

Each year about 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise and about 12% of the U.S. working population has difficulty hearing. While many simple intervention strategies are well known by researchers, it can be difficult to implement them in the workplace. Researchers from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) are conducting a four-year project to help prevent occupational hearing loss. Along with the help of The Hannon Group LLC, a public relations and market research firm, we have examined current attitudes on hazardous noise and hearing loss in the workplace and the beginnings of what an effective intervention campaign would look like. The Hannon Group designed, fielded, and analyzed in-person focus groups as well as telephone In-Depth Interviews (IDIs) with construction industry members to gather data on both workers and leadership in the construction industry. The research revealed that, after a need for awareness and awareness goals are reached, cultivating a strong multilingual social media presence will be an optimal method to reach intended target populations and motivate construction industry employees to take action by wearing appropriate PPE and/or taking other measures, such as engineering out elevated noise levels or purchasing quieter tools and equipment.

Learning Objectives:
As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, readers will be able to:
1) Identify Recommended Distribution Channels for Hearing Loss Information among Industrial workers.
2) Identify barriers of implementing hearing loss prevention techniques in industrial workers.
3) Learn what specific goals are needed for a common intervention plan in industrial workers.
 


Speakers
avatar for Asha Brogan

Asha Brogan

NIOSH
Asha Brogan is an ORISE Fellow at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) training as a Health Communication Specialist. Her health communication work is focused on hearing loss prevention and other health interventions including implementing effective social... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2021 2:00pm - 2:30pm CST
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