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Noise Exposure

United States Dept. of Labor, Occupational Safety and the Health Administration Regulation #1910.95 subpart G permissible occupational noise exposure. OSHA requires that sound protection be worn whenever exposure to sound exceeds the levels shown below.


Hours Per Day                          Sound Level

8                                                    90
6                                                    92
4                                                    95
3                                                    97
2                                                  100
1.5                                               102
1                                                  105
0.5                                               110
0.25 or less                                 115



Exposure to impulsive or impact noise should not exceed 140db peak sound pressure level.