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PDFWAC 296-307-636

Summary.

Your responsibility:
To conduct audiometric testing of employees exposed to noise to make sure that their hearing protection is effective.
You must:
Provide audiometric testing at no cost to employees
Establish a baseline audiogram for each exposed employee
Conduct annual audiograms
Review audiograms that indicate a standard threshold shift
Keep the baseline audiogram without revision, unless annual audiograms indicate a persistent threshold shift or a significant improvement in hearing
Make sure a record is kept of audiometric tests
Make sure audiometric testing equipment meets these requirements
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 05-01-166, ยง 296-307-636, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05.]
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