Hearing Conservation Program
The purpose of this program is to establish the acceptable limits of Noise Exposure at CSU, Chico. Title 8, Group 15, Article 105, Sections 5095–5099 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) has established acceptable limits for the amount and duration of noise that employees can be exposed. CSU, Chico employees exposed to the upper limits of noise exposure during an 8-hour shift are required by law to use ear protection, unless the noise can be controlled by administrative or engineering controls.
Protection against the effects of noise exposure will be provided to employees when the sound levels and duration are exceeded. Sound level will be measured on the A-scale of a standard sound level meter at slow response. For additional information and assistance, please contact the Department of Environmental Health and Safety at ext. 5126.