OSHA Noise Exposure Checklist

Use this OSHA Noise Exposure Checklist for managing workplace noise risks and ensure compliance with OSHA standards to protect employee hearing health.

OSHA Noise Exposure Checklist



OSHA Noise Exposure

1. Have areas in the workplace where noise levels exceed 85 decibels been identified and evaluated?


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2. Have noise levels been measured with a sound level meter or an octave band analyzer, and are records being kept?


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3. When determined by an evaluation of worker noise exposure, has a hearing conservation program been implemented?


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4. Is there an ongoing preventive health program in place to educate workers about safe levels of noise, exposures, effects of noise on their health, and the use of personal protection?


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5. When workers are subjected to sound exceeding the levels in 29 CFR 1910.95, Table G-16, are engineering controls, administrative control, and/or personal protective equipment used to reduce the level of sound exposure to be within the levels of the table?


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6. Is approved hearing protective equipment (noise attenuating devices) available to every worker working in noisy areas?


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7. Are workers properly fitted and instructed in the use of hearing protectors?


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8. Do workers in high-noise areas undergo periodic audiometric testing to ensure that the hearing protection system is effective?


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9. Is a copy of OSHA’s Occupational Noise Exposure standard available and posted in the workplace?


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10. Are warning signs posted where hearing protection is needed?


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Checklist by GoAudits.com – Please note that this checklist is intended as an example. We do not guarantee compliance with the laws applicable to your territory or industry. You should seek professional advice to determine how this checklist should be adapted to your workplace or jurisdiction.

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