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PDFWAC 296-307-636


Employer responsibility:
To conduct audiometric testing of employees exposed to noise to make sure that their hearing protection is effective.
The employer must meet the requirements…
in this section:
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, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-636, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20; WSR 05-01-166, § 296-307-636, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05.]
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