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Part III: Personal Protection
Hearing Protection

OSHA citation 1910.95

  1. If you think the noise level in your work area is high, you should ask your supervisor to request a sound level survey.
  2. All noise hazard areas should be marked.
  3. All employees working in known noise-hazard areas will be provided with:
    1. their choice from among several different types of hearing protectors,
    2. annual training in their usage and importance,
    3. annual hearing exams, and
    4. further testing subject to discretion of Office of Risk Management.
  4. Use ear protection when working around noisy equipment. Generally, hearing protection is required when ambient noise is above 85 decibels. The university’s hearing conservation program is developed and administered by EH&S and includes area testing to determine hearing protection requirements. For more information contact EH&S.

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