4 Ways To Make Audiometric Testing Easier For OHS Professionals
You are losing money when the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) professional at your facility can’t easily conduct hearing tests. Let me repeat that. You are losing money when the OHS professional at your facility can’t easily test your employees’ hearing. Technicians and/or OHS professionals whose hearing test equipment is difficult to use can spend hours a day fumbling around with manual processes and confusing user interfaces. The more time technicians spend trying to test with a clumsy device, the fewer the number of employees that can be tested that day. This makes for lower productivity overall, which means you are throwing money down the drain.
Let’s break down 4 ways to make audiometric testing easier for OHS professionals.
1. Ensure that OHS professionals are trained to use the testing equipment.
If the OHS professionals that test your employees don’t know how to use their own equipment, they will not be able to perform tests quickly and accurately.
You can ensure that OHS professionals are trained in the use of their medical equipment by contacting your authorized dealer or manufacturer about on-site or online tutorials.
2. Keep your data easily accessible.
Data management is one of the most important aspects of OHS testing and monitoring. OHS professionals need to be able to save and access data quickly and efficiently.
A HIPAA-compliant audiometric database in the cloud is one of the most convenient and secure ways for OHS professionals to store and access their data. This is especially true if your OHS professional is on the go.
3. Use a database service that analyzes data for you.
This suggestion goes along with the previous one. Data management is extremely important to OHS professionals. In order to manage audiometric data quickly, OHS professionals need a way to analyze the data more efficiently.
Instead of OHS professionals analyzing audiometric data with a calculator and a pad of paper, they should try using a database service that will perform all the analysis automatically. Using a service that provides automatic data analysis and reports in a matter of seconds will save hours and decrease the risk of calculation errors.
4. Rely less on manual processes by using an automatic audiometer.
Many audiometers on the market are manual audiometers. This means that the OHS professional must manually test each threshold one at a time. This is time-consuming and has a high potential for user errors.
Automatic audiometers, on the other hand, allow the technician to start a hearing test by simply pressing a button. From there, the audiometer tests each threshold automatically without the need of the technician’s assistance, lowering the risk of user errors and allowing technicians to complete tests in a timely manner.
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