IN-PLANT VS. CONTRACT HEARING TESTS

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act regulations, it is certain that there will be annual hearing testing for all employees who are exposed to noise levels exceeding some magic number (e.g., 85 or 90 dba), and even more frequent testing for those employees who show a significant decrease in their hearing between their first (base-line audiogram) and follow-up annual hearing tests. Industry has two basic choices regarding an employee hearing testing program: In-plant testing by an accredited staff of audiometric technicians, using proper equipment in a controlled environment; Contracting with an outside source to test the employees, using their equipment and technicians. The purpose of this article is to provide information about each approach, to assist industry representatives decide which method is best for their particular plant or plants.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Safety Council

    425 North Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL  USA  60611
  • Authors:
    • Smith, C R
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00147511
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM