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PDFWAC 296-307-63810

Make sure staff conducting audits are properly trained.

The employer must make sure staff conducting hearing protection audits:
(1) Can demonstrate competence in:
(a) Evaluating hearing protection attenuation;
(b) Evaluating hearing protector choices;
(c) Assessing the correct use of hearing protectors.
(2) Are certified by the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) or have training in the following areas:
(a) Noise and hearing loss prevention;
(b) Washington state noise regulations;
(c) Hearing protectors;
(d) Fitting of hearing protectors;
(e) Basic noise measurement;
(f) Hearing loss prevention recordkeeping.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-63810, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20; WSR 05-01-166, § 296-307-63810, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05.]
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