Hearing Conservation

Hearing Conservation

Exposures to high levels of noise can cause permanent hearing loss. Short term exposures to loud noise can also cause a temporary change to hearing.

EH&S can help to identify high risk jobs and areas, provide sound and noise monitoring, and provide hearing conservation training and program management. Specific jobs at Harvard University require employee baseline and annual audiogram testing.

Department Contact

Christopher Rowell
Associate Director of Occupational Safety

Did You Know?

Make sure all machine safe guards are in place at all times so that moving parts are not a danger to you and other workers nearby. If machine safety guards are removed due to maintenance ensure that Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) protocols are closely followed.