Industrial Hygiene

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eLEARNING: Available 24/7 on the UC Learning Center


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. This course will explain the purpose and components of a hearing conservation program including the proper fitting, use, and care of hearing protectors. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to describe the effects of noise on hearing; discuss the components of OSHA's Hearing Conservation Program, noise monitoring, hearing tests, training, and hearing protection; and specify the proper selection, fitting, use, and care of hearing protectors. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.

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