HEARING CONSERVATION TESTING PROGRAM “Mobile Test Van Exception”

KSA Occupational Services audiometric testing program is administered in accordance with OSHA Regulatory Standard 29 CFR 1910.95. The OSHA Occupational Noise Exposure Standard contains a “Mobile Test Van Exception” with regard to obtaining an employee’s baseline audiogram.

For those not implementing mobile van services, OSHA provides the following guidelines: 1910.95(g)(5)(i) ³Within 6 months of an employee’s first exposure at or above the action level, the employer shall establish a valid baseline audiogram against which subsequent audiograms can be compared.´

For those taking advantage of mobile van services, OSHA states: 1910.95(g)(5)(ii) ³Mobile test van exception. Where mobile test vans are used to meet the audiometric testing obligation, the employer shall obtain a valid baseline audiogram within 1 year of an employee’s first exposure at or above the action level. Where baseline audiograms are obtained more than 6 months after the employee’s first exposure at or above the action level, employees shall wear hearing protectors for any period exceeding six months after first exposure until the baseline audiogram

We specialize in OSHA Audiometric Hearing testing and Hearing Conservation programs:

Audiometric Testing

·        Testing booths have a triple-layer of sound proofing

·        Up to 6 employees tested at a time

·        State-of-the-art Benson micro-processor audiometers are used for consistency and accuracy

·        Immediate comparison to baseline

·        Audiometers automatically retest any frequency where a hearing shift has occurred

·        If completed test shows an STS, most employees can receive their re-test on the same day or next day.

Otoscope exam conducted when problematic tests occur

·        Continuous monitoring of test room noise levels

·        Testing instructions available in 8 languages

Documentation via Web-based Reporting

·        Secure, password protected

·        Retest reports

·        Standard Threshold Shift (STS) reports

·        Notification letters

·        OSHA Recordable reports

·        Group reports

·        Equipment calibration reports

Audiometric Training

·        OSHA-approved video training

·        Pamphlets available upon request

·        Question and answer session available upon request

·        Sign-in sheets provided to client as documentation of training