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Reference Letters Direct From OSHA Website

Multiple retests allowed within 30 days if employee's annual audiogram shows a Standard Threshold Shift (STS).
OSHA (2003). Interpretation letter dated 8/14/03 from Richard E. Fairfax, Director, Directorate of Enforcement Programs to Joan E. Piosa.

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Baseline audiogram must be revised separately for each ear separately.
OSHA (2003). Interpretation letter dated 5/8/03 from Richard E. Fairfax,
Director, Directorate of Enforcement Programs to Linda Ballas.

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Clarification regarding determining work-relatedness of injuries/illnesses (including hearing loss) in regard to settlement terms of NAM v. Chao lawsuit; OSHA agrees to update its training materials accordingly. OSHA (2002). Interpretation letter dated 11/19/02 from Frank Frodyma, Acting Director, Directorate of Evaluation and Analysis and Joseph Woodward, Esq., Associate Solicitor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to Baruch Fellner, Esq., Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.

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General Recordkeeping Letters of Interpretation
Includes several letters on such general topics as recording criteria for cases involving workers from a temporary help service, employee leasing service, or personnel supply service; posting requirements; and employee access rights to OSHA 300 Log and OSHA 300-A summary forms.

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