Industrial Hygiene

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Hearing loss from noise exposure is usually a gradual process, but it is real and it is permanent. Hearing Conservation training is required annually for UCSB Faculty, Students, Staff, and Volunteers exposed to noise above the Cal/OSHA 85 dBA 8-hour time-weighted average action level. Trainees will learn about important UCSB and Cal/OSHA Hearing Conservation Program requirements, including:

  • Supervisor and employee responsibilities;
  • The effects of noise on hearing;
  • The purpose of hearing protectors, the advantages, disadvantages, and attenuation of various types, and instructions on selection, fitting, use, and care;
  • When and where hearing protection is required; and
  • The purpose of audiometric testing and an explanation of the test procedures.

For more information or to schedule training, please contact the Industrial Hygiene Program at