Environmental, Health and Safety Services

What is the Hearing Conservation Program?

This Hearing Conservation Program (HCP) was created by Environmental, Health and Safety Services (EHSS) to prevent Virginia Tech employees from developing noise-induced hearing loss as a result of excessive on-the-job noise exposure. The Virginia Tech HCP meets all the requirements of the Department of Labor Occupational Noise Exposure Standard (29 CFR 1910.95) promulgated by OSHA. The overall goal of the program is to not only comply with federal and state regulations, but to also be an effective tool in the prevention of occupational noise-induced hearing loss and its damaging economic and social effects.