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Hearing Conservation Program Letter to Remove Employee from Program



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Risk Management, Portland, OR


Notification Letter

Noise Exposure below Action Level



Employee name

Personnel Number

Job title

RE:  Workplace Noise Exposure

City Risk conducted sound level and dosimeter studies throughout the city to identify noise levels above 85 decibels.  In your current position, your job duties do not expose you to a daily dose of noise which exceeds Permissible Exposure Level for an 8 hour shift.  The Action Level for noise exposure is one-half of the Permissible Exposure Limit. 

Because your job does not expose you to noise above the Permissible Exposure Limit, you will not be enrolled in the City of Portland’s Hearing Conservation Program (HCP). Annual hearing tests are not performed for those employees who do not have potential over exposure to noise.   If you wish to monitor your hearing, this service is available through your health care provider.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or your supervisor.






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