Hawaii Noise laws & safety compliance analysis

Hawaii Noise: What you need to know

Hawaii has adopted the federal OSHA regulations for noise in HAR 12-200.1-2. In addition, Hawaii requires that exposure to impulsive or impact noise not exceed 140 dB peak sound pressure level in HAR 12-200.1-1.

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The Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division (HIOSH) administers the state program.

HAR 12-200.1-1

While the federal regulation states that exposure to impulsive or impact noise "should not" exceed 140 dB peak sound pressure level, Hawaii has made this a requirement by stating it "shall not" exceed 140 dB peak sound pressure level.

Hawaii does not require any additional noise training beyond the federal requirements.


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