Many employees are exposed to health and safety risks in the workplace everyday. When there are certain risk factors, OSHA requires special polices & procedures, including medical screening and surveillance. The examples listed below are among Gundersen's most common OSHA surveillance programs.
If an employee uses a device that assists or protects breathing, there are OSHA requirements for compliance. These can include customized policy, air sampling, annual medical clearance for respirator use, and qualitative fit testing. Occupational Health Services provides those services, and performs them on-site for large groups.
Downloadable forms for Respirator User Compliance:
If noise levels exceed an 8-hour time-weighted average of 85 decibels, employers are required to implement a hearing conservation program. This includes furnishing hearing protection, providing hearing conservation education/training, and implementing a hearing screening program including baseline and annual audiograms. If employees experience a change in their hearing, there are additional procedures required.
Occupational Health Services provides audiometric screening (audiograms). It is available in clinics throughout our service area, and through on-site mobile hearing booths. We also provide compliance support, and records management.
Toxic & Hazardous Substances
OSHA has specific rules concerning workplaces where there may be exposure to toxic or hazardous substances. These rules often include PPE requirements, mandatory education and training, and medical surveillance.
Occupational Health Services can assist employers with all required medical services and also provide education and training services in many circumstances. Our services are available at our clinic locations and on-site for large groups.