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Noise and Hearing Loss Prevention - Rules & Requirements

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  • ANSI:
    • S1.25-1991 (Noise Dosimeters).
    • S1.4-1984 (Sound Level Meters).
    • S3.6-1996 (Audiometers).
    • S3.1-1999(Audiometric Test Rooms).
  • EPA: Product Noise Labeling, 40 CFR 211.

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