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THIS COMPLIANCE CENTER IS FOR YOU if your workers are or may be exposed to dangerous noise levels that can cause hearing loss. The COMPLIANCE CENTER helps you meet OSHA requirements governing noise exposure levels, audiometric measuring, hearing conservation programs, monitoring of noise exposure, hearing protection equipment, training and recordkeeping.

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  • sample image 10 Hearing Conservation Noise Monitoring FAQs

    Hearing conservation is one of the hardest OSHA standards to comply with; and noise monitoring is one of the trickiest parts of that standard.
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  • sample image 12 Step Hearing Conservation Plan

    A step-by-step strategy for protecting workers from hearing loss and avoiding OSHA noise protection citations.
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  • sample image Figuring Out If Hearing Protection Is Needed

    The first stage in complying with the OSHA Occupational Noise Exposure standard (Sec. 1910.95) is determining when hearing protection is required. Here’s how to do that.
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  • sample image Figuring Out What Kind of Hearing Protection Is Required

    If you determine that noise exposure is above acceptable levels, you must intervene and take steps to protect your employees.
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  • sample image Hearing Conservation Programs: When Are They Required?

    The most onerous part of the OSHA Occupational Noise Exposure standard (Sec. 1910.95) is the development and implementation of a so called hearing conservation program. Here’s what’s required.
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  • sample image Hearing Conservation Programs: Monitoring Requirements

    Employers must develop and implement a monitoring program when noise exposure “may” equal or exceed an 8-hour TWA of 85 decibels. Here’s what’s required.
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  • sample image Hearing Conservation Programs: Audiometric Testing Requirements

    The OSHA Occupational Noise Exposure standard (Sec. 1910.95(g)) requires you to establish and maintain an audiometric testing program...
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Time Saving Tools
  • Hearing Protection Checklist
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    THE PROBLEM: Requiring workers to use hearing protection is one of the key elements that you must include in a hearing conservation program, according to the OSHA Occupational Noise Exposure standard (Sec. 1910.95)... Read More...

  • MODEL HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM TEMPLATE
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    THE PROBLEM: The most onerous part of the OSHA Occupational Noise Exposure standard (Sec. 1910.95) is the requirement that employers... Read More...

  • USE CHECKLIST TO EVALUATE YOUR HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM
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    THE PROBLEM: The OSHA Occupational Noise Exposure standard (Sec. 1910.95) requires employers to develop and implement ... Read More...

  • USE FORM TO NOTIFY EMPLOYEES OF NOISE EXPOSURE
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    THE PROBLEM: The OSHA Occupational Noise Exposure standard (Sec. 1910.95) requires employers in workplaces with dangerous... Read More...

  • USE FORM TO NOTIFY EMPLOYEE OF STANDARD THRESHOLD SHIFT HEARING LOSS
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    THE PROBLEM: Under the Occupational Noise Exposure standard (Sec. 1910.95(g)(8)(i)), employers must notify employees... Read More...

  • CREATE FORM TO RECORD RESULTS OF NOISE MONITORING
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    THE PROBLEM: One of the key elements of the hearing conservation program required by the OSHA Occupational Noise Exposure standard (Sec. 1910.95) is the... Read More...

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