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Hearing Conservation Program

Program Overview: The main objective of the UCSB Hearing Conservation Program (HCP) is to protect employees from hearing loss due to occupational noise exposure. Although UCSB attempts to control noise exposures on campus, certain operations and workstations may expose faculty, staff, or students to significant noise levels. Per Cal/OSHA regulations (CCR, Title 8, Section 5097), all personnel who are exposed to occupational noise levels equal to or exceeding an 8-hour time-weighted average of 85 dBA shall be included in a hearing conservation program.

Supervisor/Departmental Responsibilities: Departments and their supervisors have the primary responsibility of ensuring the health and safety of their employees. Departmental responsibilities include but are not limited to:

EH&S Services: Environment, Health & Safety provides the following technical services:


Contact: For questions regarding the Hearing Conservation Program or to schedule a noise assessment contact Nick Nieberding at 893-3743 or

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