Oregon Noise: What you need to know
Oregon has adopted by reference the federal safety rules for noise (OAR 437-002-0080) and has added its own stricter requirement for audiometric testing.
The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services/Occupational Safety and Health Division (OR-OSHA) administers and enforces safety and health rules in private and public sector workplaces.
Audiometric tests must be performed by a licensed or certified audiologist, otolaryngologist, or other physician, or by a technician who is certified by the Council of Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC). A technician who performs audiometric tests must be responsible to an audiologist, otolaryngologist, or physician.
Oregon has adopted the federal training rules for noise exposure by reference.
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