Washington State University
Environmental Health & Safety Hearing Conservation

Hearing Conservation

Employees using high-speed tools and mechanized equipment and /or operating heavy mobile equipment may be required to wear hearing protection.  As a general guide, if a person has to shout to be clearly heard from two feet away, noise monitoring should be considered.  Contact Occupational Health & Safety to schedule noise monitoring.

Employees required to wear hearing protection are covered by WSU’s Hearing Conservation Program, which includes noise monitoring, hearing protection, hearing tests, and training.


Employees participating in WSU’s Hearing Conservation Program receive training during their annual hearing test.