Standard Interpretations - Table of Contents
• Standard Number: 1910.95

December 14, 1989

Mr. John R. Majka
5917 Six Mile Lane
Louisville, Kentucky 40218

Dear Mr. Majka:

This is an interim response to your letter of November 8, concerning a noise inspection conducted at Robben's Roost, Louisville, Kentucky.

I have referred your letter to Bruce Hillenbrand, Director, Directorate of Federal-State Operations. He is in the process of gathering information to comply with your request. As soon as he receives the information, he will contact you.


Thomas J. Shepich, Director
Directorate of Compliance Programs

November 8, 1989

Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Washington, DC

Reference: Robben's Roost
Six Mile Lane
Louisville, KY 40218

Dear Sir:

I believe that the referenced business is generating noises in excess of prescribed limits. The manager claims that OSHA has checked the noise levels and found them to be acceptable. I believe that the inspection was made at the wrong time. The inspection should have been made between 11:00 PM Sunday night to 1:00 AM Monday morning. The sound levels at other times are, probably, within acceptable limits.

I live across the street from the building at a distance of about 200 yards from the building yet we hear the music in our living room over normal conversation and our television. Upstairs, we hear the music and voice of the disk jocky/announcer with only some slight distortion. In our backyard, the music and voices are quite clear. We have a brick colonial house. Our storm windows are kept closed because we have central heat and air conditioning. In addition we have curtains and drapes over the windows. Yet the music and voices come through.

The noise either keeps us from falling asleep or awakens us from our sleep. This occurs not only across the street from the building