Take the following step:
• Monitor sound levels
• Implement administrative controls
• Implement engineering controls
• Utilize personal protective equipment
• Raise workplace awareness of noise exposure
Noise hazards at the workplace have been a safety concern for many industries. Because exposure to workplace noises can permanently damage hearing, employers are advised to take necessary measures to protect employees against the effects of noise exposure.
The U.S. Department of Labor has specific standards regulating occupational noise exposure. OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.95 requires employers to administer a continuing “Hearing Conservation” program whenever employee noise exposures equal or exceed an 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA) sound level of 85 decibels.
The poster is based on the OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.95 on “Occupational Noise Exposure” and the mandatory Appendices A through E. We also have a “Ear Protection Required” sign available.