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# Sound Pressure Level - OSHA A-Weighted per Day

## OSHA maximum A-weighted sound pressure levels allowed per day.

Maximum A-weighted sound pressure levels allowed by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration - OSHA -  for periods in a working day:

Sound Pressure Level - OSHA A-Weighted per Day
Duration per Day
(hr)
Maximum Allowed Sound Pressure Level
(dBA)
8 90
6 92
4 95
3 97
2 100
1.5 102
1 105
0.5 110
less than 0.25 115

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