Occupational Medicine Test Omaha

Benefits of Using CompChoice

  1. A NIOSH certified professional will be performing the spirometry testing for your employees. A physician knowledgeable in interpreting the results will make the final decision on the safety of your employee certification.
  2. A Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist (COHC) professional will be performing the hearing test for your employees.
  3. A comprehensive evaluation, which is part of the spirometry testing, includes a complete medical history and the checking of blood pressure, temperature, lung and heart sounds. An eye exam is also included.
  4. CompChoice will mail or eScan results the same day the test was performed. A hard copy is then mailed to the company.

 

Compliancy Requirements

• Respiration Protection

  1. The Respiratory Protection standard requires employers to establish and maintain a respiratory protection program to protect their respirator-wearing employees. OSHA issued a revised standard, which became effective on October 5, 1998. It updates and replaces the standard that OSHA adopted in 1971.
  2. Respirators are required by OSHA or the employer for employees exposed to potentially hazardous dusts, mists, fumes, solids, liquids, gases, fibers, and chemicals in their workplace. Routine medical surveillance, including spirometry, is a prudent final check on the effectiveness of this protection and is required by OSHA for several types of exposure.
  3. The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, American Association of Thoracic Surgeons, and National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) all recommend technician training to ensure accurate pulmonary function testing. NIOSH provides this training and certification.

• Hearing Conservation

  1. Employee training or employee education must be provided annually to all workers exposed to TWA noise levels of 85dB and greater.
  2. Audiometric testing not only monitors the workers’ hearing over time but provides an opportunity to educate associates about their hearing and the need to protect it.