AFOSH STD 48-20
OCCUPATIONAL NOISE AND HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM
|Publication Date:||10 May 2013|
Purpose. The USAF HCP is a component of the AFOSH Program designed to reduce or eliminate hazardous noise exposure to workers and protect workers from the harmful effects of hazardous noise, while enhancing combat and operational capabilities. This process must occur across the full life cycle of acquisition, sustainment and support for weapons systems, munitions and other materiel systems. This requires identifying all areas where workers are exposed to hazardous noise and reducing exposure through engineering or administrative controls, or personal protective equipment (PPE). (Also, refer to AFI 91-203, Air Force Consolidated Occupational Safety Instruction). The key to accomplishing these goals is an education program that explains the individual's role in protecting their hearing to include dangerous noise exposures on and off duty and how to mitigate those threats.