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PDFWAC 296-307-632


Employer responsibility:
To prevent employee hearing loss by minimizing, and providing protection from, noise exposures.
The employer must meet the requirements…
in this section:
Conduct employee noise exposure monitoring.
Control employee noise exposures that equal or exceed 90 dBA TWA8.
Make sure employees use hearing protection when their noise exposure equals or exceed 85 dBA TWA8.
Make sure exposed employees receive training about noise and hearing protection.
Make sure warning signs are posted for areas with noise levels that equal or exceed 115 dBA.
Arrange for oversight of audiometric testing.
Identification and correction of deficiencies in a hearing loss prevention program.
Documenting hearing loss prevention activities.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-632, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20; WSR 05-01-166, § 296-307-632, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05.]
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