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

January 16, 2019              11:00 am – 12:30 pm ET (virtual meeting)

  • Welcome and Introductions
    William Murphy and Laurie Wells, Council Co-Chairs
  • Update on HLP Activities and National Occupational Research Agenda for the Hearing Loss Prevention
    William Murphy
  • Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for the World Hearing Day
    Thais Morata, NIOSH
  • Topics that we want to work on during the In-person meeting in Cincinnati

April 3, 2019                       8:30 am – 4:00 pm in Cincinnati, OH

  • Welcome, housekeeping items, and self-introductions of Council Members and attendees
    William Murphy, Laurie Wells, Council Co-chairs
  • Update of hearing loss prevention activities since last quarterly meeting
    William Murphy, NIOSH
  • Engineering controls in the Mining Sector
    Amanda Azman, NIOSH
  • Hearing Protection Fit-Testing – Concept to Commercial Product
    Nick Laperle, EERS, Inc. and William Murphy, NIOSH
  • Hearing Conservation Program Manager Software
    Laurie Wells, 3M
  • Words of experience about choosing priorities and tasks
    RJ Matetic, NIOSH
  • Discussion of Council priorities and choosing 1-2 tasks for Workgroup formation
    All Council Members, with remote members by Adobe Connects
  • New Workgroups choose chairs, start planning activities
    All Council Members in groups, with remote members by Adobe Connects or phone number
  • New Workgroups report on discussions
    All Council Members with remote members by Adobe Connects
  • Discussion of Next Steps, Final Thoughts and Wrap Up
    William Murphy, Laurie Wells and All Council Members

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
  • 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

October 1, 2018                1:30 pm – 3:00 pm ET (virtual meeting)

    • Welcome and Introductions
      William Murphy and Laurie Wells, Council Co-Chairs
    • Update on HLP Activities
      William Murphy
      • October is National Protect your Hearing Month
      • HPD Fit-testing webpage
      • AIHA 6th edition of The Noise Manual
    • Discussion of current draft of: National Cross Sector Agenda for Occupational Safety and Health Research and Practice in Hearing Loss Prevention
      • Formatting across objectives
      • Content that needs further updates / discussion
      • Current timeline for completion / public comment
    • Call for presenter / topic for next meeting
    • Wrap up, Determine the next Quarterly meeting datein January 2019

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)
Page last reviewed: May 19, 2017