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Hearing Conservation Recordkeeping Requirements

Find out about recordkeeping requirements for hearing conservation training and testing, and how to access your hearing records.

Supervisor responsibilities

Supervisors must ensure that employees enrolled in the UC San Diego Hearing Conservation Program receive information about the program through orientations, job training and instruction, specific training programs, and periodic safety committee meetings.

Recordkeeping requirements

  • Training records: Departments must maintain employee training records and file them with other departmental safety records.
  • Employee noise exposure data: Noise exposure records are maintained by EH&S and are kept for a minimum of 2 years.
  • Audiometric test records:
    • The employee's department must retain audiometric testing results for as long as the employee works within the department.
    • The UC San Diego Occupational and Environmental Medicine (COEM) also mails a copy to the employee. COEM can provide prior copies of audiometric test records at the department's request.

Employee right to know

Employees have the right to review records of their noise exposure and audiometric testing. Contact your supervisor or EH&S Occupational Health & Hygiene Services at

Questions? Contact EH&S Occupational Health & Hygiene Services at