Who is required to be tested?

The Occupational Noise Exposure Standard requires us to test employees annually when their noise exposure levels equals or exceeds an 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA) of 85 decibels.The hearing test is conducted annually.

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1. Who is required to be tested?
2. How do we measure noise levels in the workplace?
3. What are some locations and equipment that produce unsafe noise levels?
4. What effects does noise have on your hearing?
5. How can your hearing be protected?