Newfoundland Power is setting a high standard for hearing conservation and better hearing in our province. We are pleased to recognize and present them with the 2014 CHHA-NL Hearing Conservation Award.
(L-R) Leon Mills, Executive Director, CHHA-NL, Robert Murdoch, Safety Advisor, Newfoundland Power, Cathy Dormody, Occupational Health Nurse, Newfoundland Power, Art Norris, Vice-President, CHHA-NL.
Newfoundland Power has over 650 employees who benefit from a best-practice commitment to hearing conservation education and training.
Hearing loss prevention has been an important part of the company for over 20 years. In 2008, with the guidance of an Occupational Health Nurse and Health and Safety Advisor, Newfoundland Power launched a revised Hearing Conservation Program for their employees. The program led to significant changes including:
- Hearing conservation education and awareness training for employees (including training on how to report noise exposure)
- Shared responsibility and accountability in preventing hearing loss among employees, supervisors, health and safety professionals, management, union, and human resources
- Regularly scheduled audiograms (including individual counseling if needed)
- Access to appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Noise level control
- Orientation for new employees
Noise is one of the most common workplace hazards. We are pleased to recognize Newfoundland Power with the 2014 Hearing Conservation Award for taking an active approach to hearing loss prevention for current and future employees.
Our Annual Community Awards are presented to individuals, service groups, community agencies, businesses, or government (agencies or departments) that have voluntarily made a contribution to the hard of hearing community in the areas of Advocacy, Awareness, Accessibility and Hearing Conservation.