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The Indoor Air Quality Association - Conference and Exhibition 2016
IAQA 19th Annual Meeting & Indoor Environment & Energy Expo (IE3)
24-27 January 2016. Orlando, FL, USA.

Annual American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exhibition 2016
American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exhibition (AIHce)
21 - 26 May, 2016
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Air & Waste Management Association Conference & Exhibition 2016
A&WMA's 2016 Annual Conference & Exhibition
20-23 June 2016
New Orleans, LA, USA

American Industrial Hygiene Fall Conference and Exhibition 2015
American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exhibition (AIHce)
26 - 27 October, 2015
Orlando, Florida, USA 

Training Schedule

2-day Basic Principles in Occupational Hygiene

Certified CAOHC Course – Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation, November 2016

Certified CAOHC Course – Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation, November 2016

We are pleased to offer the course, Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) for certification and re-certification of professional personnel in Trinidad and Tobago, where applicable, as Certififed Occupational Hearing Conservationists.

Why become CAOHC certified?

The Occupational and Safety Act 2004 (as amended 2006) of Trinidad and Tobago, under Noise and Vibration, with respect to the hazard of noise in the workplace: Section 34 (1) indicates compliance with prevention of hearing impairment caused by noise; and, Section 34 (2)indicates the use of protective equipment for hearing protection as well as the medical examination of and assessment of those employees who are exposed to the risk of injury to their hearing, and to keep a record of the results of such examinations and assessments which includes audiometric testing and monitoring the work environment, as well as arranging programs for hearing conservation. Compliance with this section of the OSH Act 2004 of Trinidad and Tobago can be positively achieved through the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) course, which will add value to companies interested and/or needing to develop and implement an Effective Hearing Conservation Program (HCP) for the well being of their employees. The course will train participants to manage the implementation and follow-through of such an occupational health program. The implementation of a Hearing Protection Program will proactively provide responsible care to employees whose work environment and activities includes the hazard of noise exposure and the potential outcome of affected hearing and hearing loss.

Course Content and Training Outcomes

The Course focuses on best practices for Occupational Hearing Conservation through lectures, examinations, and “hand-on” practical workshops of hearing testing, equipment calibration checks, otoscopic screening, and all hearing protection ffitting. The course addresses the OSHA, MSHA, and FRA Regualtions and includes all relevant “current best approaches”.


After successfully completing the course, the participant will be trained to:

·         Conduct Valid Hearing Tests

·         Check performance and maintain hearing test equipment.

·         Implement an employee referral system.

·         Provide employee training and education.

·         Properly fit and trouble shoot hearing protection

·         Develop accurate record keeping.

·         Understand pertinent regulations and company policies.

·         Participate on a Hearing Conservation Team.

·         Comprehend basic principles of noise measurement and control.



Practical Session

The practical components of the course will include Otoscopic Examination, Audiometric Testing and Fit Testing. Sessions will be conducted in accordance with CAOHC requirements with a ratio of one audiometer for every two participants. The equipment for these sessions will be provided at the course facility.


CAOHC Certification

The course will be approved by CAOHC for certification or recertifications as an Occupational Hearing Conservationist. Participants who successfully complete the program will be eligible for certifiation/recertification, as applicable. Persons with current certification that has not expired past 60 days, and those nearing their current certification expiry date will be eligible for re-certification.


Course Faculty

The course will be facilitated by “Associates in Audiology Inc.” (AIA) of Denver Colorado. The AIA Course Directors are CAOHC-certified, and hold the highest credentials in audiology, and are recognized for expertise in occupational hearing conservation.

Registration Information, Date and Venue

The course is proposed to be delivered over a consecutive three (3) days period, during the times of 08:00 am to 05:00 pm.


Date:                  8th – 10th November, 2016 (New Participants only)

                           11th November, 2016  (Refresher Participants only)*


Venue:               Technical Services Department Training Room,

                                    ROSE Environmental Ltd.

80 Carli Bay Road, Perseverance Village, Couva


Facilitators:        Theresa H. Small, Au.D., CPS/A

Doctor of Audiology

Certified Professional Supervisor in Audiometric Monitoring

Associates In Audiology, Inc.


                           Emily Wakefield, Au.D., CPS/A

Doctor of Audiology

Certified Professional Supervisor in Audiometric Monitoring

Associates In Audiology, Inc.


Guest Lecturer

R.O.S.E. Environmental Limied


Costs:                 TT $10,765.00 + 12.5% VAT (3 DAYS FULL COURSE FOR FIRST TIME PARTICIPANTS)


TT $4,965.00 + 12.5% VAT (1 DAY REFRESHER)


Costing includes: complete theoretical and practical course package - training Manuals, Training Equipment, Breakfast, Refreshments, Coffee Breaks and Lunch on each training day, as applicable. The costing covers all the fees necessary for course delivery, approval and individual attendee certifications.


* Based on the registered refresher class numbers, the date of the refresher may be subject to change. Registered Participants will be advised.