WorksafeBC Authorized Industrial Mobile Hearing Testing
In Industries with hazardous noise, workers are required to take an Annual Hearing Test. This test helps determine if your hearing is being damaged and what can be done to prevent further damage.
With a modern fleet of seven mobiles, a fixed location and pool of certified technicians, Reliable offers a Hearing Conservation Program that’s second to none. Reliable is the Hearing Test provider of choice for all major construction projects throughout the lower mainland. Other clients include BC Hydro, FortisBC, Vancouver Canucks, YVR, Translink and the Cities of Vancouver, Surrey, Abbotsford & Pitt Meadows.
Industrial Hearing Testing Questions & Answers
Who requires an annual hearing test?
As an employer, what are my responsibilities?
- To provide annual hearing tests for workers exposed to 85dBA or greater averaged over an 8 hour shift.
- To provide hearing protection when it’s not practicable to reduce noise levels.
- To maintain, in a manner acceptable to the board, a record of the hearing tests for each worker.
- To review the noise control and hearing conservation program annually to ensure its effectiveness.
- To post warning signs in any work area where noise levels exceed 85dBA averaged over an 8 hour shift and 140dBC at peak sound levels.
- To ensure hearing tests are administered by persons authorized by the board.
- To provide instructions on hearing protection devices and how to use them.
As an employee, what are my responsibilities?
- To wear proper fitting hearing protection in noise hazard areas and in accordance with instructions provided by the employer.
- To show up for annual hearing tests when scheduled.
How do I know if the noise level I’m exposed to is too loud?
- Rule of thumb is if you have to raise your voice to be understood by someone at arm’s length away, then it’s too loud. Please see “How Loud Is It?” section at the bottom of this page for industry specific examples.
- Have an occupational noise survey completed.