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TABLE OF CONTENTS

    I.    FOREWORD

    II.   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

    III.  ACKNOWLEDGMENT

    IV.  INTRODUCTION

    V.   VALUE OF A GOOD HEARING LOSS PREVENTION PROGRAM

    VI.   POLICY NEEDS

    VII.  HEARING LOSS PREVENTION PROGRAM AUDIT

    VIII. MONITORING HEARING HAZARDS

              iv.  OSHA Requirements

    IX   ENGINEERING AND ADMINISTRATIVE CONTROLS

    X.    AUDIOMETRIC EVALUATION

    XI.   PERSONAL HEARING PROTECTION DEVICES

    XII.  EDUCATION AND MOTIVATION

    XIII. RECORD KEEPING

    XIV. PROGRAM EVALUATION

    XV.  EMERGING TRENDS AND TECHNOLOGIES

    XVI.   APPENDIX A--OSHA NOISE STANDARD COMPLIANCE CHECKLIST

    XVII.  APPENDIX B--PROGRAM EVALUATION CHECKLIST

    XVIII. APPENDIX C--AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS

    XIX.   APPENDIX D--SUGGESTED READING

    XX.    APPENDIX E--RESOURCES

    XXI.   APPENDIX F--TERMS COMMON TO HEARING LOSS PREVENTION

 

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DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 96-110
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