Occupational Screening Services
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Under current legislation all workers must undergo audiometric exams (hearing tests) when exposed to noises greater than 85 dBA in the workplace. SDI Audio ensures that audiometric tests are valid using standardized equipment and protocols across the country, completed by our certified technicians.
Complete Hearing Conservation Programs
Exposure to loud noises, such as heavy equipment and music, can cause wear-and-tear damage to the ears, eventually resulting in hearing loss. These noises also increase your risk of developing tinnitus, known as ringing in the ears.
The SDI Group designs custom ear-molds that you can wear to block harmful, constant, and disruptive noises, resulting in hearing loss. Custom ear-molds are designed to preserve your hearing and support your lifestyle and occupational needs.
Custom Earplugs (Molds)
Types of Custom Hearing Protection Available
On March 31, 2023, Alberta’s government changed parts of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Code. One significant change involves noise exposure which covers requirements for protecting workers from exposure to occupational noise hazards.
This change means employers must ensure workers are fit-tested for the hearing protection devices (HPDs) they use and wear.
There are two methods for hearing protection fit-testing: qualitative and quantitative.
Contact the SDI Group to support your business with Hearing Protection Fit-Testing.
The SDI Group offers Hearing Fit-Testing that meets the updated CSA Z94.2-14 (R2019) standard as per Alberta Occupational Health & Safety, Hearing Protection Devices – Performance, Selection, Care and Use.
This change is to prevent noise-induced hearing loss, as the effectiveness of hearing protection is significantly reduced if the equipment does not fit correctly or is not inserted or worn correctly.
Respirator Mask Fit Test
The SDI Group conducts the Respirator Mask Fit Test for both Qualitative and Quantitative Testing.
We can perform half-mask and complete PortaCount Quantitative Testing as well as smoke tests for Qualitative testing. In addition, we offer walk-in or onsite mask fit testing for individuals or clients.
Respirator Mask Fit Test
A functional fitness evaluation (FFE) is a series of function tests to mirror the physical demands of the specific position a candidate will be employed in. These tests are conducted based on the clients Physical Demands Analysis that documents all the physical requirements of the position and job tasks.
Functional Fitness Evaluation (FFE)
Mobile Health Units
The SDI Group provides complete health services delivered right to your location with our state-of-the-art Mobile Health Unit. For a closer look at our van, please watch the video above.
Please don’t hesitate to contact SDI Group for all your occupational health screening needs.