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  • Some employees wear hearing protection.

  • Written program specifies:
    • Roles and responsibilities;
    • Noise surveys;
    • Audiometric testing;
    • Hearing protection requirements;
    • Recordkeeping requirements;
    • Employee training requirements.

    A revision log shall be included as part of the written program.

  • Baseline and annual audiograms are performed for those employees exposed to 85 dBA or more - 8 hour TWA

  • Areas requiring hearing protection are clearly identified.

  • Written program is reviewed annually and updated as necessary. The revision log has been maintained to reflect the annual review and any other changes made to the written program throughout the year. Check revision date on written program.
    The revision log shall include the date of the review or revision, a summary of any changes ("No Changes" if annual review without revisions) and the name of the person performing the annual review or making revisions.

  • Supervisors and all employees who are included in the site's hearing conservation program receive formalized training, including exams, upon assignment and on an annual basis thereafter.

  • Trainers are competent and qualified to train on the subject matter.

  • Facility noise surveys are conducted at a minimum of every 3 years and when there are significant changes to the operation that may impact employee exposure and results are documented on a site map.

  • Hearing protection is worn correctly by all employees as required.

  • Active program to reduce noise is effective.

  • employees exposed to noise at or above 80 dBA are included in the hearing conservation program and are required to wear hearing protection.

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