|Chapter 6640 Hearing Conservation Program|
High noise is a recognized hazard issue at Jefferson Lab. This hearing protection program has been established to ensure affected areas are identified, appropriate monitoring is established, and individuals are informed of the dangers and adequately protected.Scope
This program satisfies applicable federal, state, and local requirements as outlined in ES&H Manual Chapter 2410 Appendix T1 Hazard Issues List.
Jefferson Lab requires hearing protection when noise levels are 85 dBA or greater during an 8-hour work day.
Table 1: Required Hearing Conservation Training by Job Classification
T1 High Noise Hazard Evaluation and Area Monitoring
A high noise hazard evaluation and subsequent monitoring is conducted when individual exposure is suspected to be at or above 85 dBA. ES&H Manual Chapter 6640 Appendix T1 High Noise Hazard Evaluation and Area Monitoring provides recognized high noise symptoms; the process steps used to schedule and obtain a hazard evaluation; and how area monitoring is implemented.
T2 Hearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Required and Voluntary Use (including Medical Monitoring)
Hearing protection is required at Jefferson Lab when high noise levels have been determine to be 85 dBA or greater. ES&H Manual Chapter 6640 Appendix T2 Hearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Required and Voluntary Use (including Medical Monitoring) provides the process step used to determine the appropriate type; and when to obtain medical monitoring and training.
T3 High Noise Posting Requirements
Jefferson Lab recognizes that high noise is inherently dangerous. It is therefore required that designated areas be posted to provide warning of the potential hazard. ES&H Manual Chapter 6640 Appendix T3 High Noise Posting Requirements defines Jefferson Lab's labeling and posting requirements; and how to update, repair, and maintain these labels.
Management authority may be delegated at the discretion of the responsible manager.
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