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| Record Type:||Instruction|
| Directive Number:||CPL 02-02-035|
| Old Directive Number:||CPL 2-2.35A|
| Title:||29 CFR 1910.95(b)(1), Guidelines for Noise Enforcement; Appendix A|
| Information Date:||12/19/1983|
| Standard Number:||1910.95(b)(1)|
NOTE: Although the first three (3) pages of this OSHA Instruction CPL 2-2.35A have been cancelled, Appendix A is still vaild.
When comparing the relative degree of attenuation of personal protectors and engineering and/or administrative controls, all of the following factors in addition to the guidelines in the Field Operations Manual and Industrial Hygiene Field Operations Manual must be considered and documented in the case file:
1. Hearing Protection. Personal hearing protection must attenuate the occupational noise received by the employee's ears to within the levels specified in Table G-16 of 29 CFR 1910.95. For those employees with a standard threshold shift (STS), noise reduction must be sufficient to meet Table G-16a of 29 CFR 1910.95 (85 TWA). Hearing protectors shall be evaluated for the purposes of analyzing the benefits of engineering controls as follows:
2. Hearing Loss. Documentation of any hearing loss shall include:
3. Cost of Controls.
4. Employee Noise Reduction by Controls. An anticipated reduction in employee noise exposures would be considered significant if a 3 to 5 dB decrease is achieved by one or a combination of the following:
5. Control Options. When evaluation control options for the purposes of this instruction, consider all types of abatement possibilities. For example:
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