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DOL/OSHA RIN: 1218-AD11 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: Updating Requirements for the Selection, Fit Testing, and Use of Hearing Protection Devices 

The requirements to use hearing protection devices (HPD) in general industry and construction are inconsistent and outdated. This project would harmonize the two regulations to provide more consistency, improve the construction requirements so adequate hearing protectors are selected, and allow the use of newer technologies that make it possible to fit test hearing protectors so each worker has personalized HPD to assure adequate protection.  OSHA is withdrawing this entry from the agenda at this time due to resource constraints and other priorities. 


Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: None     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: OSH Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Withdrawn  03/30/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
William Perry
Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance
Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
200 Constitution Avenue NW., FP Building, Room N-3718,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-1950
Fax:202 693-1678