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OSHA requirements are set by statute, standards and regulations. Our interpretation letters explain these requirements and how they apply to particular circumstances, but they cannot create additional employer obligations. This letter constitutes OSHA's interpretation of the requirements discussed. Note that our enforcement guidance may be affected by changes to OSHA rules. Also, from time to time we update our guidance in response to new information. To keep apprised of such developments, you can consult OSHA's website at https://www.osha.gov.
August 27, 1991
|MEMORANDUM FOR:||ALL REGIONAL ADMINISTRATORS
|THRU:||LEO CAREY, Director
Office of Field Programs
|FROM:||PATRICIA K. CLARK, Director
Directorate Of Compliance Programs
|SUBJECT:||Recording of Hearing Loss on OSHA Form 200|
This memorandum provides guidance concerning the recording of hearing loss on the OSHA Form 200.
Several inquiries have been received regarding the need to specify a baseline for calculating hearing shifts that presently must be recorded on OSHA Form 200. Please be aware that the original baseline must be used for this purpose. A correction for presbycusis may be made when determining the recordability of the hearing shift.
Of course, aside from the present requirement for recording hearing loss on OSHA Form 200, employers must continue to comply with all aspects of 29 CFR 1910.95.