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Noise (occupational) checklist

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Noise (occupational)

  • All operations or equipment believed to exceed an 8 hour time-weighted average of 85 dBA are been measured to determine their noise levels.
  • If noise levels from operations or equipment equal or exceed 85 dBA, personal noise dosimetry has been performed on exposed persons to determine their 8-hour time-weighted-averages.
  • The employer administer does a continuing, effective hearing conservation program when noise exposures equal or exceed 85 dBA as an 8-hour time- weighted-average.
  • Hearing protectors are available at no cost to all persons exposed to noise levels at or above 85 dBA as an 8-hour time-weighted-average
  • Feasible engineering or administrative controls have been used to reduce operation or equipment noise levels to below 90 dBA as an 8-hour time- weighted-average.
  • Noise measurements are repeated when a change in operations or equipment may increase noise exposure.
  • Employees are permitted to observe noise measurements.
  • Employees are notified of noise monitoring results when exposures equal or exceed 85 dBA as an 8-hour time-weighted-average.
  • Hearing protectors are evaluated to verify that they effectively reduce noise to levels below 85 dBA as an 8-hour time-weighted-average.
  • Noise measurement records are maintained for at least two years.
  • Employees’ hearing test records are maintained for the duration of matriculation or employment.
  • A copy of the OSHA noise standard is available to employees, with a copy posted in work area.
  • If noise measurements indicate an 8-hour time- weighted-average of 85 dBA or greater, a training program is given that covers the effects of noise on hearing; the purpose of hearing protection and how to use it; and the purpose of audiometric testing.
  • If noise measurements indicate an 8-hour time- weighted-average of 85 dBA or greater, baseline and annual audiometric tests are given at no cost to employees using properly calibrated testing equipment.
  • Audiometric tests are preceded by at least 14 hours without career-technical or occupational noise exposure.
  • Audiometric tests are conducted by a licensed or certified audiologist; otolaryngologist, or other physician; or by a technician who is certified by the Council of Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation or who has demonstrated competence in administering audiometric tests.
  • If audiometric tests show hearing loss due to noise exposure at work, procedures are in place for appropriate referrals, mandatory use of hearing protection, and training.
  • All employees exposed to 85 dBA or above as an 8-hour time-weighted-average do receive hearing conservation training when they begin work and annually thereafter.