Kentucky Noise laws & safety compliance analysis

Kentucky Noise: What you need to know

Kentucky has adopted by reference the federal occupational safety and health rules for noise (i.e., hearing conservation) in general industry workplaces and has adopted an additional requirement for audiometric testing that is stricter than federal rules.

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Kentucky has its own federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. The Kentucky Labor Cabinet, Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Program (KyOSH) governs both public and private sector workplaces, except for the Tennessee Valley Authority and federal facilities.

803 KAR 2:306

All noise exposure examinations, equipment calibration requirements, and reference threshold levels for earphones must include the audio frequency of 8,000 hertz (Hz).

When the audiometric test room is located in a mobile test van, background sound pressure level measurements must be taken at each testing location.

Kentucky has adopted by reference the federal noise training requirements.

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