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# Directives
1 2011 - 02/10/2011 - CPL 02-01-050 - 29 CFR Part 1910, Subpart I, Enforcement Guidance for Personal Protective Equipment in General Industry
2 2008 - 06/23/2008 - PER 04-00-004 - Hearing Conservation Program
3 1981 - 12/12/1981 - CSP 01-01-016 [STP 2.21] - Occupational Noise Exposure; Hearing Conservation Amendment, 29 CFR 1910.95
# Federal Registers
1 2015 - 05/04/2015 - Confined Spaces in Construction; Final Rule - 80:25365-25526
2 2014 - 06/30/2014 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Numbers Under the Paperwork Reduction Act - 79: 36831-36832
3 2013 - 12/26/2013 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Occupational Noise Exposure Standard - 78: 78385-78386
4 2013 - 07/30/2013 - Occupational Exposure to Noise Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements - 78: 45981-45983
5 2010 - 08/03/2010 - Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request - 75:45670
6 2010 - 05/05/2010 - Occupational Exposure to Noise Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements - 75:24746-24747
7 2007 - 06/28/2007 - Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request - 72:35513-35514
8 2007 - 04/27/2007 - Standard on Occupational Exposure to Noise (Noise); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements - 72:21054-21055
9 2007 - 04/27/2007 - Standard on Occupational Exposure to Noise (Noise); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements - 72:21054-21055
10 2004 - 01/08/2004 - Standard on Occupational Noise Exposure (Noise) (29 CFR 1910.95); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements - 69:1314-1315
11 2002 - 08/05/2002 - Hearing Conservation Program for Construction Workers - 67:50610-50618
12 2002 - 07/01/2002 - Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements -- Final Rule - 67:44037-44048
13 2001 - 10/12/2001 - Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements - 66:52031-52034
14 2000 - 12/06/2000 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request - 65:76286-78287
15 2000 - 09/27/2000 - Occupational Noise Exposure Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements. - 65:58106
16 1999 - 01/04/1999 - Oregon State Standards; Notice of Approval. - 63:71656
17 1997 - 07/15/1997 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection;Comment Request; Occupational Noise Exposure Standard - 62:37937
18 1996 - 12/18/1996 - North Carolina State Plan; Final Approval Determination - 61:66593-66602
19 1988 - 07/13/1988 - Noise; OMB Information Collection - 53:26437-8
20 1987 - 11/04/1987 - Noise - 52:42321-22
21 1983 - 06/28/1983 - Noise - 48:29687
22 1983 - 03/08/1983 - Noise - 48:9738-85
23 1982 - 08/13/1982 - Noise - 47:35189
24 1982 - 05/28/1982 - Noise - 47:23479
25 1982 - 01/29/1982 - Noise - 47:4317
26 1981 - 09/11/1981 - Noise - 46:45333-4
27 1981 - 08/21/1981 - Noise - 46:42622-38
28 1981 - 08/21/1981 - Noise - 46:42639
29 1981 - 07/31/1981 - Noise - 46:39137
30 1981 - 05/29/1981 - Noise - 46:28845-6
31 1981 - 04/10/1981 - Noise - 46:21365
32 1981 - 01/16/1981 - Noise - 46:4078-79
33 1980 - 06/13/1980 - Noise - 45:40166
34 1980 - 04/18/1980 - Noise - 45:26366-7
35 1977 - 01/28/1977 - Noise - 42:5374
36 1976 - 08/06/1976 - Noise - 41:32912
37 1976 - 06/18/1976 - Noise - 41:24718
38 1975 - 04/11/1975 - Noise - 40:16636
39 1975 - 03/18/1975 - Noise - 40:12336
40 1975 - 01/16/1975 - Noise - 40:2822
41 1974 - 12/09/1974 - Noise - 39:42929
42 1974 - 10/24/1974 - Noise - 39:37773
# Standard Interpretations
1 2012 - 10/12/2012 - Audiograms to Retest Hearing for Threshold Shifts
2 2011 - 03/08/2011 - Clarification on whether a successor employer may establish a new baseline audiogram for employees of the former employer.
3 2011 - 01/31/2011 - Can an employer establish a new baseline audiogram for an employee who was previously enrolled in the employer's hearing conservation program.
4 2010 - 04/23/2010 - Whether use of an artificial ear ISO 318 coupler complies with the noise standard.
5 2007 - 12/21/2007 - Clarification of OSHA's requirement for 'quiet time' before audiometric testing.
6 2007 - 08/29/2007 - Clarification of 1910.95 and 1904 regarding physicians and audiologists roles in determining work-relatedness of worker hearing loss.
7 2007 - 03/07/2007 - Administering the baseline audiogram either before or after an employee's first exposure.
8 2006 - 11/30/2006 - Clarification of use of the annual audiogram in place of the baseline.
9 2006 - 02/10/2006 - Clarification on revising a baseline audiogram if a standard threshold shift occurs in only one ear.
10 2005 - 02/08/2005 - Audiometric baseline revisions in employee rehire situations.
11 2004 - 08/03/2004 - Application of the Occupational Noise standard to employees who are deaf or have a diminished capacity to hear.
12 2004 - 04/27/2004 - Retention of exposure and audiometric testing records by successor employers.
13 2004 - 02/13/2004 - Employees with occasional exposure to noise levels in excess of 85 dBA TWA must be included in the company's hearing conservation program.
14 2004 - 02/13/2004 - Minimum exposure for inclusion in the hearing conservation program (HCP); removal criteria.
15 2003 - 08/14/2003 - Retesting requirements if employee's annual audiogram shows a Standard Threshold Shift (STS).
16 2003 - 05/08/2003 - Baseline audiogram revision due to persistent STS or improved thresholds; revision must be made for each ear separately.
17 2001 - 09/26/2001 - Differentiation between the 80 dBA threshold for hearing conservation and the 90 dBA PEL.
18 2000 - 10/02/2000 - Hearing protection and the responsibility for paying for the hearing protectors including replacement devices/parts.
19 1999 - 11/10/1999 - OSHA policy regarding PEL adjustments for extended work shifts.
20 1999 - 07/28/1999 - OSHA's rationale for the noise exposure PEL.
21 1998 - 06/02/1998 - Hearing conservation: referrals, financial responsibility, and documentation.
22 1997 - 02/24/1997 - Placement of the noise dosimeter microphone for measuring the noise exposure of an employee using an airline respirator equipped with a shroud.
23 1996 - 09/11/1996 - Voluntary safety and health audits under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
24 1996 - 03/26/1996 - Requirements of the Occupational Noise Exposure Standard with regards to hearing protectors.
25 1995 - 01/23/1995 - Occupational Noise Exposure Standard when an employee with a history of off-the-job noise exposure.
26 1994 - 08/01/1994 - Clarification of the policy for classifying violations as repeated, as well as clarification of specific regulations.
27 1994 - 05/09/1994 - Hearing conservation standard questions.
28 1993 - 07/09/1993 - Noise exposure standard and impairment adjustments.
29 1991 - 07/29/1991 - Committing a de minimis violation when using an insert earphone designated as ER-3A.
30 1990 - 08/24/1990 - Product endorsement policy and telephone headsets.
31 1989 - 12/14/1989 - Noise inspection conducted at Robben's Roost, Louisville, Kentucky.
32 1989 - 07/19/1989 - Policy concerning OSHA's Hearing Conservation Amendment
33 1988 - 03/29/1988 - Response to Freedom of Information Act request for standards and guidelines related to working around aircraft.
34 1987 - 12/07/1987 - Hearing conservation programs and "ear blasts" on communication headsets
35 1987 - 11/20/1987 - Reduction of noise exposure for metal spray operations.
36 1987 - 07/27/1987 - Free audiometric testing for employees exposed over the action level.
37 1987 - 06/15/1987 - Recertifying technicians who do audiometric testing and pulmonary function testing.
38 1987 - 06/09/1987 - Requirement for instituting engineering and administrative controls for noise.
39 1987 - 03/18/1987 - Calculating of hearing threshold shifts.
40 1986 - 12/10/1986 - Calibration of noise dosimeters
41 1986 - 10/10/1986 - Field calibration of noise dosimeters.
42 1986 - 07/10/1986 - Response to letter suggesting that the noise standard of 90 dB(A) is set at too high a level, and should be 85 dB(A) or less.
43 1986 - 06/16/1986 - The noise standard applies to environments with undue atmospheric pressure.
44 1986 - 04/10/1986 - General review of the OSHA noise standard.
45 1985 - 10/10/1985 - Noise standards applicable to Metra are under the jurisdiction of the Federal Railroad Administration.
46 1985 - 08/15/1985 - Some employers have banned portable stereo headsets.
47 1985 - 07/16/1985 - Standard applicable to two point suspension scaffolds and power platforms used in window cleaning and to hazards in refrigeration plants.
48 1985 - 02/22/1985 - Fast response noise dosimetry measurement not acceptable.
49 1984 - 12/14/1984 - Regulations for the calibration of spirometers and audiometers;Regulations for the calibration of spirometers and audiometers.
50 1984 - 05/08/1984 - Questions and answers relative to the noise standard.
51 1984 - 03/26/1984 - Baseline audiograms must be established even if medical problem exists.
52 1984 - 03/13/1984 - "Laboratory-based noise reduction" defined.
53 1983 - 09/27/1983 - Notification requirements for standard threshold shifts.
54 1983 - 09/16/1983 - Applicability of the noise standard to portable ear muff type radios.
55 1983 - 05/24/1983 - Comparison to baseline audiograms and retest audiograms
56 1983 - 05/11/1983 - Employee noise exposure assessment records are part of audiometric test record.
57 1983 - 05/03/1983 - Requirement to make a positive determination of work-relatedness of threshold shift revoked.
58 1983 - 05/01/1983 - Noise regulations apply to all places of entertainment.
59 1983 - 04/26/1983 - Methods of training for microprocessor audiometer technicians.
60 1983 - 04/06/1983 - An electroacoustic ear can be used for daily testing of an audiometer.
61 1982 - 07/13/1982 - Applicability of the noise standard to pulpwood logging.
62 1982 - 03/26/1982 - Question of whether the noise standard is adjusted for workshifts greater than 8 hours.
63 1981 - 09/15/1981 - Compliance determination based on worst day noise exposure.
64 1975 - 03/19/1975 - Administrative controls and PPE used to reduce exposure below limits if engineering controls are not feasible.
# Regulations (Standards - 29 CFR)
1 1910.95 - Occupational noise exposure.
2 1926.52 - Occupational noise exposure.

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