Summary Statement

Checklist provided by the California State Compensation Insurance Fund to help contractors make sure that appropriate measures are being taken to reduce workers’ exposure to loud noises, such as isolating noisy machinery, making sure workers are using hearing protection, etc. Part of a collection. Click on the 'collection' button to access the other items.

HAZARD satisfactory Needs
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Are there areas in the workplace where continuous noise levels exceed 85 dBA? (To determine maximum allowable levels for intermittent or impact noise, see Title 8, CAC Section 5097).        
Is there an ongoing preventive health program to educate employees in safe levels of noise, exposures; effects of noise on their health; and the use of personal protection?        
Have work areas where noise levels make voice communication between employees difficult been identified and posted?        
Are noise levels being measured using a sound level meter and an octave band analyzer and records being kept?        
Have engineering controls been used to reduce excessive noise levels wherever the operation reasonably permits?        
Where engineering controls are determined infeasible, are administrative controls used to minimize individual employee exposure to noise?        
Is approved hearing protective equipment (noise attenuating devices) available to every employee working in noisy areas?        
Have you tried isolating noisy machinery from the rest of your operation?        
If you use ear protectors, are employees properly fitted and instructed in their use?        
Are employees who are exposed to continuous noise above 85 dBA given periodic audiometric testing to ensure that you have an effective hearing protection system?        
Is the training repeated annually for employees exposed to continuous noise above 85 dBA?        
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