2020 will be etched in our minds for decades to come. Events related to Covid-19 have made infection control an even more important consideration for your employees, and your Hearing Conservation Program (HCP). There are several advantages to portable, tablet-based testing equipment over conventional approaches. Most notable is the ability to enable hearing testing all while adhering to physical distancing practices.
While hearing testing may seem like a routine activity, for some employees it can be stressful. Those uncomfortable in the close quarters of a refrigerator-sized sound booth may be unwilling to participate in annual testing. This will have an impact on your ability to maintain a compliant program.
The annual scheduling of all participating employees in a Hearing Conservation Program (HCP) can present significant challenges for many organizations. Here, Kate provides a vision for adopting a different approach. Kate Mosley is the SHOEBOX Product Manager for Occupational Hearing Testing. Through deep product knowledge and market research, Kate is laying out a vision for occupational hearing testing that offers more flexibility, is easier to conduct, and is cost-effective to perform.
For those customers who do use SHOEBOX for their occupational hearing testing, all of their audiometric test data is saved and stored digitally. There are several advantages to digital record keeping over paper files.
In the event that an employee suffers a work-related illness or injury, the employer is required to complete a form known as the OSHA 300 Log. This Log is used to categorize and track the severity of the illness or injury.
Vanessa Gauthier-Davidson, an In-house Audiologist at SHOEBOX Ltd acts as a coordinator of the SHOEBOX Audiology Review Network; an international team of licensed Audiologists available to assist SHOEBOX customers meet their OSHA and MSHA compliance requirements. The Audiology Review Network offers businesses compliant access to regionally-licensed Audiologist(s) for rapid review of their occupational hearing testing results.