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Colorado Springs

Audiology, Inc.

 

Phone  719.520.1155

LOCATION  & DIRECTIONS

Onsite Testing Van

Dr. Gene McHugh

Licensed Audiologist

In Colorado

 

 

OFFICE HOURS

Mountain Time USA

Mon-Thurs

9:00AM-5:00PM

Closed Fridays

 

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  BASELINE AUDIOGRAM

ACCORDING TO OSHA GUIDELINES

 

 
 

 

      Within six months of an employee's first exposure at or above the action level, the employer must establish a valid baseline audiogram against which subsequent audiograms can be compared. [1910.05(g)(5)(i)]

 

Mobile Test Van Exception:

If mobile test vans are used, the employer must obtain a valid baseline audiogram within one year of an employee's first exposure at or above the action level. [1910.95(g)(5)(ii)]

 

Where baseline audiograms are obtained more than six months after the employee's first exposure at or above the action level, employees must wear hearing protection devices for any period over six months after the first exposure until the baseline audiogram is obtained. [1910.95(g)(5)(ii)]

At least 14 hours without exposure to workplace noise must precede baseline audiogram testing. (Hearing protection devices may be worn during this time as a substitute for this requirement.) [1910.95(g)(5)(iii)]

 

Employers must also notify employees of the need to avoid high levels of non-occupational noise exposure during the 14 hour period immediately preceding the audiometric exam. [1910.95(g)(5)(iv)]

 

After obtaining the baseline audiogram, employers must obtain a new audiogram annually for each employee whose exposure is at or above the action level. [1910.95(g)(6)]