Occupational Exposure Assessment: Hearing Loss Prevention Program Implementation Action Items Mobile App
The danger that an employee faces on the job is a function of the occupational hazards present and his/her exposure level to risks and hazards.
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An exposure and risk assessment is at the focus of all occupational health and industrial hygiene programs. The Occupational Exposure Assessment: Hearing Loss Prevention Program Implementation Action Items mobile app uses a systematic method to characterize workplace exposures to chemical, physical and biological agents is a fundamental part an industrial hygiene program. Compliance monitoring focuses on the maximum risk to an employee to determine whether exposures are above or below established limits. The occupational exposure assessment should be conducted as required by agent-specific OSHA Regulations. The app records data specific to Hearing Loss Prevention Program Implementation Action Items . A Hearing Loss Prevention program shall be implemented to protect employees and volunteer workers from hearing loss when they are exposed to occupational noise at a level at or greater than 85 decibels (A-weighted as an eight-hour, time-weighted average). Precautions will be taken to prevent exposures greater than 90 dbA. Exposures at or above this level are considered hazardous and pose an excessive and unacceptable risk of hearing loss.