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OSHA Requirements

Workers in a wide variety of occupation face exposure to respiratory hazards that make the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as a respirator mandatory, however, these workers must first be tested to ensure that their lungs are healthy enough to use a respirator at work.

Pulmonary Testing

Hearing damage as a result of long-term exposure to loud noises can impact workers in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, law enforcement, automotive repair, and maintenance. The good news is that with the right equipment and workplace practices, work-related hearing loss can be prevented.

Audiology Testing

 

Are your employees at risk when wearing a respirator? Do your employees have a medical clearance for respirator usage? Are your employees respirators fitted and worn correctly?Are your employees trained on care and maintenance of their individual respirators? Let us assist you in making sure that your resporators function as intended.

Respirator Fit Testing

The employer must establish and maintain an audiometric testing program. The important elements of the program include baseline audiograms, annual audiograms, training and follow-up procedures.  Employers must make audiometric testing available at no cost to all employees who are exposed to an action level of 85 decibels (dB) or above, measured as an 8-hour time weighted average (TWA).

Hearing Conservation