ear Phones on radios

Question:

Can OSHA check the noise level on a radio that the employee has connected to a ear phone to see if it is too loud?

Signed,

Wondering


Answer:

Dear Wondering:

I’m sorry but we don’t have expertise in regulatory issues such as this. You can perhaps check with your state’s occupational safety and health section (state website) or OSHA’s website or a local office if you live in a large city.

Clarify with them whether you are asking about using a commercial radio to listen to radio music and talk shows or a two way radio that is required for the business. OSHA would only become involved if the business is large enough to come under their guidelines and if the radio is required equipment that seems likely to impair hearing.

Best wishes as you research this matter.

Tina Lewis Rowe