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Standard Interpretations - Table of Contents
• Standard Number: 1926.52

March 29, 1983

Mr. David Potts
Safety and Health Director
National Constructors Association
Suite 1000
1101 15th Street, N. W.
Washington, D.C. 20005

Dear Mr. Potts:

The hearing conservation amendment to the occupational noise exposure standard, 29 CFR 1910.95, published on March 8, 1983, is applicable to all employees who work for employers who are covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act except those engaged in construction or agriculture. This position was stated in the January 16, 1981, hearing conservation amendment and was repeated in the preamble to the August 21, 1981, hearing conservation amendment. While this statement was not repeated in the March 8, 1983, final hearing conservation amendment, OSHA's position has not changed. The construction industry is covered by its own noise standard, 29 CFR 1926.52.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


R. Leonard Vance, Ph.D.
Health Standards Programs

Standard Interpretations - Table of Contents

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