OH&S SafetyPod: Hassle-Free Occupational Hearing Test Scheduling
Editor Sydny Shepard discusses hearing test scheduling in the age of COVID-19 with Kate Mosley, Product Manager of Occupational Hearing Testing at SHOEBOX.
- By Sydny Shepard
- Jun 01, 2020
The current pandemic has led many safety directors to analyze the way they ensure the safety of their employees, from addressing additional PPE needs, to adopting virtual training programs and now shifting the way they think about testing for hearing conservation programs.
Occupational hearing loss is one of the most common work-related illnesses in the United States. Each year, about 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work, which means that even in the midst of a global pandemic keeping up with hearing testing is a must, as hearing loss can lead to some pretty serious impacts an employee’s quality of life.
The annual scheduling of all participating employees in a Hearing Conservation Program can present significant challenges for many organizations, especially in today’s current COVID-19 climate. In this episode, Kate Mosely, Product Manager for Occupational Hearing Testing at SHOEBOX, will provide us with a vision for adopting a different approach.
Kate was a wonderful person to interview for this episode. Through deep product knowledge and market research, she is laying out a vision for occupational hearing testing that offers more flexibility, is easier to conduct, and is cost-effective to perform.
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A special thank you to SHOEBOX:
For nearly half a decade, SHOEBOX has been leading the evolution of hearing testing solutions for Occupational Hearing Conservation. They were the first to put an easy-to-use automated hearing test on an iPad, optimized for testing outside of a sound booth. They’ve helped over 1000 customers from some of the most recognizable brands globally. Employers and HCP’s rely on SHOEBOX to bring their Occupational Hearing testing programs in house. www.shoebox.md
Sydny Shepard is the Editor of Occupational Health & Safety.