Are There OSHA Rules About Radios?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about radios:

Does OSHA prohibit personal radios?

Signed, Wondering


Dear Wondering:

There are no OSHA regulations related to the use of personal radios, except as it might relate to hearing safety in environments where ear protection must be used. Some state OSHA material discourages the use of earphones and earbuds in jobs where it is important for employees to be able to hear a variety of tones and sounds clearly.You may want to check with your state OSHA, since they are often more easily contacted with questions of this nature.

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