Hearing Conservation Compliance Poster
Noise hazards at the workplace have been a safety concern for many industries. Because exposure to workplace noises can permanently damage hearing, employers are advised to take necessary measures to protect employees against the effects of noise exposure.
The U.S. Department of Labor has specific standards regulating occupational noise exposure. OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.95 requires employers to administer a continuing "Hearing Conservation" program whenever employee noise exposures equal or exceed an 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA) sound level of 85 decibels.
In addition to monitoring sound levels, implementing administrative or engineering controls, and using personal protective equipment, raising workplace awareness of noise exposure is effective in preventing hearing damage.
The poster is based on the OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.95 on "Occupational Noise Exposure" and the mandatory Appendices A through E. We also have a "Ear Protection Required" sign available.
NOTE: OSHA requires both a written program and training for Hearing Conservation. We have a written program available, shown below. Training information can be found on the training classes link on the left or this link http://www.stsosha.com/class/hearing-conservation.html