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Your responsibility:
To prevent employee hearing loss by minimizing, and providing protection from, noise exposures.
You must:
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
Identify and correct deficiencies in your hearing loss prevention program
Document your hearing loss prevention activities
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 03-11-060, § 296-817-200, filed 5/19/03, effective 8/1/03.]