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Health Notes

August 22, 1999

OSHA program to focus on preserving hearing

Carroll Occupational Health Services will sponsor a hearing conservation program on federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards regarding exposure to noise.

The program will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sept. 14 at Francis Scott Key Mall, 5500 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick.

Cost is $30.

Participants will learn about the requirements of an occupational noise exposure control plan, hearing testing, compliance with employee notification guidelines, how to complete the OSHA log and employee training.

The program is designed for health and safety managers, human resources managers, supervisors and claims coordinators.

Applications are due Sept. 7.

Carroll Occupational Health Services is at 700 Corporate Center Court, Suite A, Carroll County Commerce Center, Westminster. Information: 410-871-0470.

Ravens linebacker to join bone marrow registry

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jamie Sharper is going the extra mile to help a friend in need.

Sharper's neighbor, Michael Ross, 34, of Owings Mills, has been diagnosed with leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant within the next year.

Tomorrow, Sharper will donate a sample of blood to the Red Cross for its National Marrow Registry.

Marrow transplants are often required to combat diseases like leukemia. The registry lists people who have volunteered to be donors. The more people on the list, the better chance someone in need has of finding a match.

For information on volunteering to be a bone marrow donor, call 410-840-5006 or 410-764-7000, Ext. 3312.

Community college links with Hopkins schools

Carroll Community College and Johns Hopkins Hospital's schools of medical imaging have formed an agreement to offer CCC students medical classes.

By following a specified course of study at CCC, students will qualify to apply to one of the Hopkins' schools of medical imaging.

"The course patterns outlined by Carroll Community College were accepted by Hopkins officials as suitable prerequisites for admission to the Johns Hopkins Hospital programs in radiology, nuclear medicine and diagnostic medical sonography," said James Ball, vice president of instruction and student learning.

Information: 410-386-8435.

Winter therapy group for childhood sexual abuse

The Rape Crisis Intervention Service is forming a winter therapy group for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

The group will meet for 12 weeks, facilitated by an agency therapist. The program is intended as a supplement to individual counseling and will be limited to eight people per group.

Meetings will be held one evening a week at the Rape Crisis office in Westminster.

Registration is required and is open to both men and women. A $7 donation is requested each session.

Information: 410-857-0900 or 410-876-9147.

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