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Hearing Conservation Program

The objective of the Texas State University Hearing Conservation Program is to minimize occupational hearing loss by providing hearing protection, training, and annual hearing tests to all persons working in areas or with equipment that have noise levels equal to or exceeding an eight-hour time-weighted average (TWA) sound limit of 85 dBA (decibels measured on the A scale of a sound level meter).  A copy of this program will be maintained by all affected departments. A copy of OSHA’s Hearing Conservation Standard, 29 CFR 1910.95, can be obtained from the Environmental Health Safety & Risk Management Office.  A copy of the standard can also be found at