For many years, Gundersen Health System has been assisting area employers with their occupational health needs. Our CAOHC-certified staff (Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation) is very familiar with Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requirements.
Industrial hearing screenings are provided at Gundersen. Following completion of testing, each employee receives a copy of their results to pass along to their employer.
For more information, contact Gundersen at (608) 775-2201 or (800) 362-9567, ext. 52201.
Note: Audiograms performed at Gundersen can be coordinated with occupational health testing.
U.S. Department of Labor Regulations for Occupational Noise Exposure
Standard 1910.95(c)(1) - The employer shall administer a continuing, effective hearing conservation program whenever employee noise exposures equal or exceed an 8-hour time-weighted average sound level (TWA) of 85 decibels measured on a A scale (slow response) or, equivalently, a dose of fifty percent.
Standard 1910.95(d)(1) - When information indicated that any employee’s exposure may equal or exceed an 8-hour time-weighted average of 85 decibels, the employer shall develop and implement a monitoring program.
For full details of these standards and regulations, visit OSHA.gov.