ES&H Manual



6640 Appendix T3

High Noise Posting Requirements



1.0             Purpose


Jefferson Lab recognizes that high noise could affect workers ability to hear and understand normal speech. It is therefore required that designated areas be posted to provide warning of the potential hazard. This appendix defines Jefferson Lab’s labeling and posting requirements, and how to update, repair, and maintain these labels.


2.0             Scope


Posting requirements apply to areas and stationary equipment. The process steps for this procedure are performed in coordination with ES&H Manual Chapter 6640 Hearing Conservation Program.


3.0             Responsibilities

NOTE:           Management authority may be delegated to a task qualified Jefferson Lab employee at the discretion of the responsible manager.


3.1              Anyone at Jefferson Lab

·         Read and abide by posting requirements.


3.2              Supervisor/Subcontracting Officer’s Technical Representative (SOTR)/Sponsor

·         Ensure warning signs are posted and maintained in accordance with requirements.


3.3              Industrial Hygiene

·         Perform High Noise exposure assessments and provide postings as appropriate.


4.0             Process Steps


4.1              Area Posting Requirements


4.1.1        If hearing protection is required prior to entry into an area, the following signage is posted outside the area. Prior to entering individuals are required to don appropriate PPE or ensure other mitigation measures have been implemented.  


 OR Dual Hearing Protection Sign



4.2              Equipment Labeling


Do not remove manufacturers’ equipment label(s). Contact the manufacturer if labels are missing or damaged. Read and follow manufacturer’s warnings. 


4.3              Update, Repair, or Maintenance to Labels 


Anyone at Jefferson Lab may request new, update, repair, or maintenance to a hazard posting.


·         Contact Industrial Hygiene and state the posting needing review:

o   If it is determined that the posting is defective, Industrial Hygiene will rectify the situation.

o   If posting is adequate – Industrial Hygiene informs the concerned party(s) of the determination.


5.0             Revision Summary

Revision 2.1 – 07/28/2020 – Periodic Review; updated header and footer. No content changes were made, no approval needed (See STR-2020-01-02-02)

Revision 2.0 – 06/07/17 – Periodic Review; updated TPOC form D.Owen to J.Williams; clarifications to reflect current laboratory operations

Revision 1.0 – 04/16/12 – Update to reflect current laboratory operations

Revision 0.0 – 08/31/06 – Initial content











ES&H Division

Jennifer Williams





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