Hearing conservation requirements such as hearing protection, hearing tests and periodic noise exposure monitors already exist for general industry workers. OSHA is requesting comment by Nov. 4 on whether those requirements should be applied to the construction industry and, if so, how they should be adapted.
OSHA standard for construction noise?
Should OSHA add a requirement for hearing conservation to its construction noise standard? That's what the agency will determine by responses received to its Advanced Notice for Proposed Rulemaking published last month.