Experience Everything Compliance Network Has to Offer
Start Customizing Your Profile for Free!
Update to Professional Trial!
Already have an account?
YOU'RE ALL SET!
Enjoy your limited-time access to the Compliance Network Professional Trial!
A confirmation welcome email has been sent to your email address from ComplianceNetwork@t.jjkellercompliancenetwork.com. Please check your spam/junk folder if you can't find it in your inbox.
YOU'RE ALL SET!
Thank you for your interest in EnvironmentalHazmat related content.
You've reached your limit of free access, if you'd like more info, please contact us at 800-327-6868.
Copyright 2023 J. J. Keller & Associate, Inc. For re-use options please contact email@example.com or call 800-558-5011.
RegSenseSafety & HealthHearing Conservation and NoiseGeneral Industry SafetyIndustrial HygieneOccupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), DOLCompliance DocsStandard InterpretationEnglishFocus AreaUSA
Time period for notifying employees of a standard threshold shift (STS).
Standard Number: 1910.95(g)(8)(i)
June 25, 1986
Mr. Darrell K. Mattheis
National Place, Suite 911
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004
Dear Mr. Mattheis:
This is in response to your letter of October 7, asking for clarification of the time period given in the Hearing Conservation Amendment for notifying employees of a standard threshold shift (STS) in their hearing ability. Please accept my apology for the delay in response.
Employees must be notified of their STS within 21 calendar days from the date that the determination is made that their audiometric test showed the STS.
If we may be of future assistance, please feel free to contact us again.
John B. Miles, Jr.,
Directorate of Field Operations
October 7, 1985
Mr. John B. Miles
Director of the Directorate of
U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA
Washington, D.C. 20210
Recently I have received a number of questions concerning OSHA's Hearing Conservation Amendment. Some organizations are concerned about OSHA's interpretation of the time period allowed after an audiometric test, before an employee must be notified of the existence of a Standard Threshold Shift (STS).
The standard says that: "If a comparison of the annual audiogram to the baseline audiogram indicates a standard threshold shift as defined in paragraph (g)(10) of this section has occurred, the employee shall be informed of this fact in writing, within 21 days of the determination."
The questioners want to know whether the 21 day period begins the day the audiogram was taken? 21 days from the time the company receives the results of the test from the testing service? Or 21 days from the time the company makes its determination that a STS has occurred, (after having received test results)? Finally, are the 21 days, working of calendar days?
Any assistance that you can give me on these questions will be appreciated!
Darrell K. Mattheis
READ MORESHOW LESS
['Hearing Conservation and Noise']
J. J. Keller is the trusted source for DOT / Transportation, OSHA / Workplace Safety, Human Resources, Construction Safety and Hazmat / Hazardous Materials regulation compliance products and services. J. J. Keller helps you increase safety awareness, reduce risk, follow best practices, improve safety training, and stay current with changing regulations.