Enable clients to comply with OSHA standards. All staff performing hearing tests are trained andcertified by CAOHC, Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation. A licensed audiologist reviews all reports, results and records.
Our hearing conservation program includes monitoring, testing, education & reporting.
Hearing tests (pre-hire, annual & re-tests)
All employees exposed to hazardous noise must have baseline and annual audiometric (hearing tests. The baseline hearing test shows the employee’s initial hearing status. Annual test findings are compared to the baseline to determine if there has been any deterioration in hearing. There are no better alternatives that quality audiometric testing to determine if workers are protected from the damaging effects of noise.
Sound surveys in the workplace must be completed to identify location where hazardous noise levels exist. The identified action level is an eighthour time weighted average (TWA) noise exposure of 85 decibels (dBA), by OSHA standard.
Employees in the hearing conservation program must receive annual training on the effects of noise, the selection, fitting, care and use of hearing protection devises and the purpose and procedures for audiometric testing.
Sound level monitoring results, audiometric records, final reports are provided to clients that participate in the hearing conservation program. These must be completed and maintained according to the OSHA noise standards guidelines.