CAOHC – OSHA Alliance
On April 17, 2023, the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) and The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) signed an Alliance agreement establishing a formal relationship to promote worker safety and health in the area of workplace noise exposure.
The Alliance agreement provides a framework and objectives for the Alliance's activities. Through the Alliance, OSHA and CAOHC will work together to share information on OSHA’s National Initiatives, develop information on the recognition and prevention of occupational hearing loss, and communicate that information to employers and workers. The Alliance will also provide opportunities to share information on best practices and effective approaches for occupational hearing conservation to OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and CAOHC recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-Site Consultation Program partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort, and that information about the products and activities of the Alliance may be shared with these partners for the advancement of common goals. Learn more about the OSHA Alliance Program here.