The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
announced it is withdrawing its proposed "Interpretation of OSHA's
Provisions for Feasible Administrative or Engineering Controls of
Occupational Noise." The proposed interpretation, which was
published in the Federal Register Oct. 19, 2010, would have
clarified the term "feasible administrative or engineering
controls" as used in OSHA's noise standard.
In 2008, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported more than
22,000 hearing-loss cases resulting from high workplace noise
levels. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for
occupational safety and health, says OSHA remains committed to
finding ways to reduce the toll.
As part of the...
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