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Hearing Conservation Programming & Training

Hearing Loss Prevention Program Management

OSHA has indicated that hearing loss is the #1 occupational illness. As a result, OSHA citations regarding all aspects of the Federal Noise Standard 29 CFR 1910.95 have increasd in recent years, and this trend is expected to continue.

Juler Group Occupational Safety and Industrial Hygiene group is Certified in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC#465207) and assists clients in:

  1. Protecting Employee Health
  2. Mitigating Employer Risk
  3. Compliance with Federal Regulations
  4. Reducing the Impact of Workman's Compensation Claims

A Hearing Conservation Program, as outlined in 29 CFR 1910.95, is mandated for employers whose employees' noise exposures equal or exceed an 8-Hour time weighted average of 85dBA. Such a program consists of five basic components:

  • Exposure monitoring: plant-wide noise level survey to identify hazardous noise.
  • Audiometric testing: Baseline and Anuual hearing tests (Audiograms), STS determination, and professional supervisor oversight.
  • Hearing protection: HPD with proper Noise Reduction Ratio (NRR) appropriate for employee job and exposure time.
  • Employee training: Education and motivation to be serious about protecting their hearing.
  • Record-keeping: In accordance with OSHA and HIPAA.

Juler Group can manage all of your occupational safety and industrial hygiene needs and will ensure consistency across multiple plant locations, multiple remote sites and international territories. The industries we serve include Oil & Gas Drilling and Service, Heavy Manufacturing, Semicondutor, Pharmaceutical, Transportation, Health Care, Aerospace & Marine, Energy Utilities, Chemicals and Government organizations.

Audiometric Testing Management

Regular Audiometric exams, by monaural pure tone air conduction, can indicate whether an employee is experiencing a loss of hearing. Note that hearing test are not a preventive mechanism but an important part of managing the risks of noise induced hearing loss in the workplace. Any changes in a personís hearing levels revealed by audiometric testing should be investigated as to their cause and the need for corrective action. An audiometric testing program may be required for any worker likely to be regularly at risk from exposure to excessive noise levels at work.

Juler Group offers complete Audiometric Testing Program services that are designed to meet your organization's needs locally or remotely and include:

  1. Audiogram (Hearing) Testing Logistics - local and remote
  2. Audiogram RecordKeeping and Database Management
  3. Standard Threshold Shift Determination
  4. Positive STS Action
  5. Physician/Audiologist Referral
  6. Work-relatedness Determination
  7. Expert Witness

Hearing Loss Prevention Services Summary

Audiometric Test (Hearing Test) Management          Local and Remote
Audiometric Testing & Interpretation          Professional Supervisor
Hearing Protection Devices & FIT Testing          Onsite
Comprehensive Hearing Conservation Program Management Local and Remote
OSHA mandated Hearing Loss Prevention Training Live and CBT
OSHA mandated Record-Keeping Database Management per OSHA & HIPAA
Noise Surveys - SLM and Octave Band Analysis, A-weighted, C-weighted Monitoring, Analysis & Control
Noise Monitoring - Personnel Dosimetry Non-invasive and Accurate