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PDFWAC 296-817-400

Audiometric testing.

Your responsibility:
To conduct audiometric testing of employees exposed to noise to make sure that their hearing protection is effective.
You 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. WSR 15-23-086, § 296-817-400, filed 11/17/15, effective 12/18/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 03-11-060, § 296-817-400, filed 5/19/03, effective 8/1/03.]
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