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ASI Health Services | Frequent Asked Questions

Find answers to the most commonly asked questions about our Nationwide, On-site Mobile Health Services.

NOISE SURVEY

When do I need a Hearing Conservation Program?

The hearing conservation program requires employers to monitor noise exposure levels in a way that accurately identifies employees exposed to noise at or above 85 decibels (dB) averaged over 8 working hours, or an 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA).
 
According to the standards, a hearing conservation program is required “whenever employee noise exposures equal or exceed an 8-hour time-weighted average sound level (TWA) of 85 decibels measured on the A scale (slow response) or, equivalently, a dose of fifty percent.

When can I exit a Hearing Conservation Program?

When can I exit a Hearing Conservation Program When can I exit a Hearing Conservation Program When can I exit a Hearing Conservation Program

How frequently should I repeat the Noise Survey at my facility?

OSHA says when there is a change in the plant facility that affects the noise level, such as removing or adding equipment. NIOSH recommends repeating your Noise Survuy every two years.
Recordable Hearing Loss

Recordable Hearing Loss

1904.10(b)(4) Do I have to record the hearing loss if I am going to retest the employee's hearing within 30 days? No. Wait until after the result of the retest.
STS Work Related

STS Work Related

1904.10(b)(5) Are there any special rules for determining whether a hearing loss case is work-related? No. You must use the rules in § 1904.5 to determine if the hearing loss is work-related.
Hearing loss

How can I recognize hearing problems?

Most of the time hearing problems begin gradually without discomfort or pain. What's more, family members often learn to adapt to someone’s hearing loss without even realizing they are doing it. Here are some questions to ask yourself to determine whether you have hearing loss..