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NORA Hearing Loss Prevention Sector Council

Meetings

The NORA Hearing Loss Prevention Cross-Sector Council meets four times per year using virtual meeting software. Workgroups meet more frequently during the year, usually by teleconference.

Hearing Loss Prevention

2018

March 28, 2018                 11:00 am – 12:30 pm ET (virtual meeting)

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Review of the NORA Council’s mission
  • Presentation about the NORA Councils – William Murphy, NIOSH
  • Preliminary goals to be included in the NORA agenda
  • Discussion of the draft Agenda
  • Wrap up, discussion of future meeting date(s)

April 27, 2018                    11:00 am – 12:30 pm ET (virtual meeting)

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Update on HLP Activities
  • Discussion of the draft NORA agenda
  • Assigning groups to write the objectives
  • Wrap up, discussion of future meeting date(s)

June 20, 2018                     11:00 am – 12:30 pm ET (virtual meeting)

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Update on HLP Activities
  • Reports on NORA Objectives
    • Objective 1. Provide Policies and Guidelines that will inform Best Practices for HLP Efforts
    • Objective 2. Developing evidence-based health promotion curriculum for noise exposed workers
    • Objective 3. Noise Control Development Effort
    • Objective 4. Development of Audiological tests for Hearing Loss Prevention
    • Objective 5. Improving Occupational Hearing Loss Surveillance
  • Presentation topic ideas for the next meeting?
  • Wrap up, discussion of future meeting date

August 14, 2018                1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET (virtual meeting)

  • Welcome and Introductions
    William Murphy and Laurie Wells, Council Co-Chairs
  • Update on HLP Activities
    William Murphy
  • Discussion of current draft of: National Agenda for Occupational Safety and Health for Hearing Loss Prevention
    • formatting across objectives
    • content that needs further updates / discussion
    • current timeline for completion / public comment
  • NIOSH Occupational Hearing Loss Surveillance Project Update
    Liz Masterson, NIOSH
  • Call for presenter / topic for next meeting
  • Wrap up, discussion of future meeting date
    • Moving to quarterly meetings: next meeting in November or December

2017

August 28, 2017                2:00-3:00 pm ET (virtual meeting)

  • Welcome
  • Introductions of Cross Sector Council members
  • Presentation of the National Occupational Research Agenda
  • Brief overview of the NIOSH Hearing Loss Prevention Intramural Strategic Plan and example plan from the Manufacturing Sector Council
  • Discussion of broad topic areas (e.g. Surveillance, Noise Control, PPE, Best practices)
  • Wrap up, discussion of future meeting date(s)

September 29, 2017        2:00-3:30 pm ET (virtual meeting)

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Review of the minutes from August 28, 2017
  • Presentations
    • Noise Control Engineering for Large Equipment
      David Copley, Sr. Engineering Specialist, Caterpillar Inc.
    • Noise Control Engineering in the Mining Sector
      Amanda Azman, Research Audiologist, NIOSH
  • Preliminary discussion of strategic objectives to include in the NORA agenda
  • Wrap up, discussion of future meeting date(s)

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