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Thursday, March 30, 2000

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Joseph C. Fowler, Jr.
Executive Director, LHSFNA

Keynote Address
Terence M. O'Sullivan
General President, LIUNA

Improving Communications with the Hearing Impaired (also in video)
Bill Duke
Director of Apprenticeship, Laborers AGC

Noise and Hearing Loss in Construction and What Can Be Done About It
Dr. Alice Suter

Hearing Conservation Programs for Construction in British Columbia - a Success Story
Margaret Roberts
Hearing Conservation Unit, Workers' Compensation Board in British Columbia

OSHA's Plans to Extend the Hearing Conservation Standard to Construction
Charles Jeffress
Assistant Secretary of Labor, OSHA

Workshop A
Noise Control for Construction Equipment
Scott Schneider, LHSFNA
Ken Meitl, Caterpillar

Workshop B
Hearing Conservation Programs for Construction
Dr. Mark Stephenson, NIOSH
Margaret Roberts, Hearing Conservation Unit, Workers' Compensation Board in British Columbia
Don Garvey, Don Garvey, St. Paul Insurance Company

Workshop C
Hearing Loss Prevention Training Programs for Workers
Dr. Sally Lusk, University of Michigan
Dr. Carol Merry-Stephenson, NIOSH
Charles Austin, Sheet Metal Workers Internation Training Institute


Friday, March 31, 2000

NIOSH's Efforts to Prevent Hearing Loss in Construction
Dr. Linda Rosenstock, NIOSH

The Blue Angel Program in Germany to Reduce Noise Levels from Construction Equipment
Dr. Volker Irmer

The Construction Noise Control Partnership
Nick Yaksich, CIMA
Scott Schneider, LHSFNA

Public Health Campaigns and More Next Steps
Max Lum, Director of Health Communications, NIOSH
Dr. Marin Allen, Chief, Office of Health Communication and Public Liaison, National Institute on Deafness and Communications Disorders

Closing Remarks
Joseph C. Fowler, Jr., Executive Director, LHSFNA

Speaker Biographies

ALICE SUTER
BILL DUKE
CHARLES JEFFRESS
DON GARVEY
JOSEPH C. FOWLER, JR.
TERENCE M. O’SULLIVAN
LINDA ROSENSTOCK
MARGARET ROBERTS
SCOTT SCHNEIDER
KEN MEITL
MARK STEPHENSON
VOLKER IRMER
NICK YAKSICH
MAX LUM
MARIN ALLEN
SALLY LUSK


Slide Presentations and Handouts

Charles Austin: Sheetmetal Work Hammering, Drilling, Cutting and Grinding

Don Garvey: Barriers to Effective Hearing Conservation Programs; Presentation Handout

Volker Irmer: The Blue Angel Program in Germany to Reduce Noise Levels from Construction Machines

Sally Lusk: Testing Effectiveness of Interventions with Construction Workers and Factory Workers

Ken Meitl: Noise Control of Mobile Construction Machinery

Carol Merry-Stephenson: Why Training Needs Change; Noise-Induced Hearing Disability...So What?

Margaret Roberts: Hearing Conservation in the Construction Industry - The BC Experience

Scott Schneider: Construction Noise Control Partnership

Mark Stephenson: Developing a Hearing Loss Prevention Program for Construction Workers

Alice Suter: The Handicap Resulting from Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

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