According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Occupational hearing loss is one of the most common work-related illnesses in the United States. Each year, about 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work. Over 30 million U.S. workers are exposed to chemicals, some of which are harmful to the ear (ototoxic) and hazardous to hearing.”
With such an impact on individuals and society, our services include an integrated Hearing Conservation Program. The important features of such a program include monitoring employee exposure, instituting workplace controls, fitting each employee with hearing protection, training employees in hazards and protection techniques, monitoring exposure through baseline and annual audiometry readings, taking measures to prevent further hearing loss when any loss has been detected during annual audiograms, and keeping detailed records of these findings.
Able Hearing offers a Hearing Conservation Program in compliance with OSHA regulations, including several services customized to your workplace needs. We begin with hearing testing, assist with hearing protection, and follow up with record keeping, as well.
On-Site Hearing Testing
Custom Hearing Protection
OSHA-Compliant Record Keeping
Able Hearing can provide record keeping and reporting of your hearing conservation records. These records may seem complicated at first glance, including not only records of the administration of hearing tests but also training programs and dispensing of hearing protection. We at Able Hearing can make sure all of your OSHA compliance records are in place. In addition, we can review the results of your tests for determination of OSHO reporting, medical referrals, and Standard Threshold Shifts. Each of these benchmarks requires accuracy and completeness, so we can coach your team in the best methods of record-keeping and maintenance.
If you would benefit with assistance at any of these points of OSHA compliant hearing assessment, protection, and reporting, contact us. We will be glad to discuss your needs and to devise a service plan to take the pressure off your management, human resources, and training departments, enabling you and your employees to do what you do best!