What's That Sound? OSHA's New Noise Standards

Law360, New York (November 16, 2010, 12:55 PM EST) -- “Hey what’s that sound, everybody look what’s goin’ down.” — Buffalo Springfield

With little fanfare, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has quietly announced that it is considering a radical change to its interpretation of an employer’s obligations concerning employee exposure to occupational noise. The announcement may have been quiet, but the impact will be loud. If adopted in their current form, the new obligations will be substantial, and the potential cost to employers is likely to be immense. Any employer with potential noise hazards needs...
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