- Risks of ignoring occupational-hearing conservation
- Benefits of occupational-hearing conservation
- Rule-of-Thumb Test
- Action plan for occupational-hearing success
When working in high-noise environments with unprotected hearing, employees risk
The damage of hearing loss isn't limited to the workplace. It changes every aspect of your employees' lives. For example, even mild hearing loss doubles the risk of dementia.
I have had the privilege of working with the Sertoma Speech & Hearing Center team since scheduling our annual industrial hearing tests in June, 2010. All team members are personable and professional. Services provided are of the highest quality always to the current OSHA Standards at the time of testing. Communication is on the same level before, during & after testing. Highly recommended. —Bar Processing Corporation, Chicago Heights, IL
—Bar Processing Corporation, Chicago Heights, IL
When employees can’t hear well in noisy worksites, they’re more hazardous to their colleagues and less productive.
As a result employers risk more worker-compensation claims and personal-injury lawsuits (which settle for $100,000-$500,000 typically).
Without a program of occupational-hearing conservation (OHC), companies often pay higher premiums for worker-compensation insurance.
Why would any company position themselves to be less competitive?
Occupational-hearing conservation (OHC) is not only smart business, a health benefit for employees, but it’s also the law.
When employee noise exposures equal or exceed 85 decibels, OSHA Regulation 1910.95(c) requires employers to administer, “a continuing, effective hearing-conservation program.” OHC programs protect workers from:
Why do we continue to use Sertoma Speech and Hearing after all these years? The convenience of their mobile testing unit; they bring the test to us and that is one less thing that we have to worry about when it comes to staying in compliance. For a small company that's priceless. —Raco Steel Company, Markham, IL
—Raco Steel Company, Markham, IL
Protecting employee hearing with an OHC program makes companies more competitive because OHC:
We design, manage, and annually maintain OHC programs that comply with OSHA’s five program requirements.
We have been using Sertoma Speech & Hearing Centers as our go-to for our annual Hearing Conservation testing because Dolores makes the experience quick, easy, and issue free. We have had nothing but positive experience with Sertoma and look forward to working them next year! —Plastipak, Alsip, IL
—Plastipak, Alsip, IL
Dolores is a Certified Occupational Hearing Conservator with deep experience implementing and managing OHC programs. Clients praise her for making occupational hearing an enjoyable experience for management and employees. Contact Dolores for pricing, scheduling, and answers to your questions.
Dolores Leider, COHC | Email | 708–761–6687