Hearing protection

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Offering workers hearing protection options

OSHA regulations dictate we offer a “variety” of hearing protectors to noise-exposed workers. What is best practice for providing a variety while keeping inventory to a minimum?
OSHA regulations dictate we offer a “variety” of hearing protectors to noise-exposed workers. What is best practice for providing a variety while keeping inventory to a minimum?
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Noise dosimetry

What can be done to minimize or eliminate artifacts and uncertainties from my noise dosimetry results, and to determine whether or not these were caused intentionally?
What can be done to minimize or eliminate artifacts and uncertainties from my noise dosimetry results, and to determine whether or not these were caused intentionally?
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Hearing protection

What are Personal Attenuation Ratings and can they be used in lieu of annual audiograms?
What are Personal Attenuation Ratings and can they be used in lieu of annual audiograms?
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Noise in the workplace

We have some 10- and 12-hour work shifts. How do we account for the longer noise exposure times under OSHA reporting requirements, and should we be adjusting our criteria for determining which employees should be included in our hearing conservation program?
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