Cal OSHA’s regulatory reference is CCR Title
8 Section 5095 - 5100
Hearing Conservation Written Program
This program is required of all employers whose employees
are exposed to an excess of 85 dbA averaged over an 8 hour
TWA. This policy meets the Cal OSHA program requirements
and creates consistency in management of noise exposure.
CCR Title 8 Section 5097.
The Hearing Conservation Policy will address the following
1. Noise Exposure Monitoring
2. Audiometric Testing Program.
3. Evaluation of Audiogram.
4. Audiometric Test Requirements.
5. Supply of Hearing Protectors
6. Training in the following:
a. The effects of noise on hearing;
b. The purpose of hearing protectors, the advantages, disadvantages,
and attenuation of various types, and instructions on selection,
fitting, use, and care; and
c. The purpose of audiometric testing, and an explanation
of the test procedures.
Hearing Conservation Employee Training
This training session will ensure that the students understand the
potential for noise exposure and their liability and responsibility
as it relates to the company's Hearing Conservation Program. Individuals
who participate in this training will be given a comprehensive overview
of the Standard, your written policies and procedures, how excessive
noise exposure can adversely affect their hearing, how to protect
against excessive exposure, and how to properly use the provided
Participants will receive materials/handouts needed to assist in
subject retention. Class will last approximately 1 hour. The
session will consist of lecture, handouts and video presentation.
The Hearing Conservation Standard requires the following issues
to be addressed:
1. Conduct an evaluation of workplace noise exposures
2. Develop a Written Program
3. Provide Baseline and Annual
audiometric exams to affected employees
5. * Acquire appropriate hearing protectors
5. Conduct initial and annual training for affected employees
6. Establish Procedures To Maintain The Program
* To be provided by a safety equipment supplier