Hearing Conservation Services
Workplace INTEGRA provides comprehensive "one-roof" occupational hearing conservation services to industry. We supply all services and equipment necessary to create and/or maintain your hearing conservation program.
We take a fresh approach to the hearing conservation industry by combining the latest technology with our extensive experience, taking customer satisfaction to a new level.
Hearing services include:
Audiometric Consulting and Program Management
Workplace INTEGRA provides audiological surveillance for in-house testing programs using our proprietary review software. With an audiologist plant visit, we can provide a comprehensive OSHA review of your hearing conservation program and recordkeeping functions. This includes reviewing sound surveys, noise control documentation, posting requirements, technician certifications, equipment calibrations, hearing protection inventory, annual education, and OSHA 300 Logging. We can also screen medical referrals including record review and/or personal employee interview and retest if required. A sound survey at time of visit is optional.
OSHA 300 Logging Review: A complete on-site review of all possible OSHA 300 logging for hearing loss is available.
Employee Education Programs: We provide assistance with or will conduct on-site programs as required by the Noise Standard.
Hearing Protection Evaluation and Recommendations: An evaluation of protectors, their usage, distribution, training, and cost-effective options is available.
Employee Follow-up and Counseling after Testing: Audiologists are available to meet with employees to complete required notifications, medical referrals, and/or hearing protection fitting and education.
Workers' Compensation: Evaluation of workers’ compensation cases is available. Knowledge of hearing impairment, causes of hearing loss, individual state workers’ compensation laws and formulas for awarding compensation is invaluable in resolving the disposition of each case.
A pervasive concern for large multi-site corporations is lack of information regarding plant-level Hearing Conservation Program activities.
Do you need the answers to these questions?
- Is audiometric testing up-to-date?
- What is the STS rate for the plant, for the division, for the corporation as a whole?
- Who are the Possible Recordables for the plant, for the division, for the corporation as a whole?
- Is there a way to proactively determine who is at risk for an STS so that action can be taken to minimize risk?
- Is there a way to measure Hearing Conservation Program effectiveness, using not only lagging indicators but leading indicators?
INTEGRAstat is your answer!
INTEGRAstat provides secure Web-based access to your entire corporation’s audiometric database for the purpose of running corporate-level Hearing Conservation Program reports.
With appropriate permissions, a corporate nurse, a safety manager, or other associate can access individual hearing tests to provide guidance to plant-level nurses, and our Occupational Audiologists can simultaneously access it to provide conferencing capability.
INTEGRAstat will provide standard lagging indicators and trend analysis. The data secured from INTEGRAstat is a great leading indicator of Hearing Conservation Program effectiveness!
Initial Determination Sound Survey: This is an extensive initial documentation of sound levels throughout the facility. As a result of this survey, a report is developed which includes these readings and a Summary of Noise Exposure, as well as discussion and steps for OSHA compliance. If dosimetry studies are conducted during this study, a Summary of Dosimetry Studies is presented and discussed in the report. If dosimetry is not conducted at the time of the survey, jobs/areas requiring personal sampling devices are identified.
Area Sound Survey: This type of survey is used primarily to update previously conducted, more detailed sound surveys. Area readings may document changes in noise levels affecting employee exposures. The report shows detailed readings for jobs/areas surveyed and an updated Summary of Estimated Noise Exposure.
Dosimetry Studies: Personal sampling devices (noise dosimeters) are placed on selected individuals at the beginning of a shift and are removed at the end. Detailed readings of dosages and exposure levels are recorded.
Environmental Studies: Actual or potential community noise nuisances are evaluated utilizing 24-hour studies of day/night noise levels (LDN) and dBA sound field readings. Studies include a written report and may include legal testimony.