Respiratory Protection Program and Noise Conservation Protection Program Testing & Training OSHA

KSA Occupational Services is one of the few organizations in the United States that offers a Respiratory Protection program and Noise Conservation Protection Program and we do testing both in the clinic setting and on-site on your schedule. All of our services are specifically tailored to meet the unique needs of each of our clients while ensuring compliance of all requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and other federal, state, and local regulations.

SERVICES

Medical Clearance Exams
Respirator Fit Testing
Physical exams and pulmonary function tests
Worker Training
Industrial Hygiene Services
Audiometry Noise Conservation
Annual Hearing Testing
Respiratory Protection Program Consultation
Certified DOT Physicals
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Respirator Medical Clearance Exams

Workers who are required to wear a respirator on the job must be medically cleared to ensure they are physically capable of wearing a respirator. At a minimum, this medical clearance consists of a clinician review of the required OSHA questionnaire, for those workplaces with large numbers of workers that need to be medically cleared, we can arrange for onsite medical clearances. All medical clearances include the OSHA-required documentation for each worker’s medical clearance for respirator use.

Respirator Fit Testing

OSHA requires annual respirator fit testing for workers who use a respirator. Fit testing ensures that a respirator properly seals to the user’s face to protect them from exposure to hazardous substances. We can provide fit testing at the Clinic in Gallatin, TN or at your facility. KSA Occupational Testing performs qualitative and quantitative fit testing:


Qualitative Respirator Fit Testing
Available nation-wide

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Quantitative Respirator Fit Testing
For half face and full face respirators to be used at the highest protection level, quantitative fit testing is the preferred method. KSA Occupational Services has the equipment and expertise to provide quantitative fit testing to ensure employees the best protection while at work.

All fit tests at KSA Occupational Services can also cover the OSHA-required annual training for workers, which covers cleaning, storage, maintenance, and limitations of the respirator and filters. To ensure compliance with OSHA record keeping requirements, clients receive documentation for each worker’s fit test.

Medical Surveillance Physical Exams and pulmonary function tests/Spirometry


We can perform medical surveillance, screening, physical examinations, and pulmonary function testing to ensure the safety of your employees. Spirometry can be performed for workers exposed to hazardous substances either as part of a more comprehensive medical clearance or a medical surveillance program to detect early lung disease. Spirometry includes measurement of FEV1, FVC and FEV1: FVC ratio and comparison to normal predicted values correct for age, height and sex. This screening allows early detection of lung disease and referral for a more comprehensive medical examination if necessary. KSA Occupational Services specializes in performing high quality spirometry, meeting all American Thoracic Society (ATS) requirements. Testing is always performed by our National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-certified pulmonary technicians. This service can be provided in our Occupational Medicine clinic or we can design a program to test workers onsite to save your company time and money.

Please be aware of COVID Pandemic Protocol for Spirometry

ACOEM Advises Suspension of Routine Occupational Spirometry Testing During COVID-19 Pandemic

Worker Training

KSA Occupational Services has an experienced team that conducts training programs across the U.S. on a wide variety of occupational health and safety topics and can be delivered at the worksite or we can arrange training at an offsite location.

Our training sessions are customized to meet your needs and our team of medical and exposure professionals allows us to deliver training in a context that is understandable and meaningful for workers. Some of the trainings we have developed include:

Noise and Hearing Conservation Training
Respiratory Protection Program Training
Industrial Hygiene Services

We offer industrial hygiene services, including air sampling, noise sampling, exposure analysis.

Hearing Conservation Audiometry


Workers exposed to hazardous noise levels must be provided with annual hearing or audiometric testing to comply with OSHA regulations. Audiometric testing detects early signs of hearing loss and provides important information to help workers protect their hearing. KSA Occupational Services can provide a fully compliant audiometric testing at your facility providing your Annual hearing testing and training. Clients using our comprehensive audiometric testing program receive individual worker reports comparing current test results to previous years for each worker, documentation required to help you comply with OSHA regulations and a summary report.

Respiratory Protection Program Consultation

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We can help you create a comprehensive OSHA-compliant respiratory protection program for your company that provides maximum protection for your workers and is easy to administer. KSA Occupational Services has the resources to help you with exposure assessment, written program development, medical clearances, fit-testing, and training

Certified DOT Physicals

FMCSA National Registry Certified Medical Examiners qualified to perform CDL/DOT physicals in Tennessee, as well as BAT (Breath Alcohol Testing) and Drug Testing through a split urine collection (in compliance with the DOT employment drug test requirements).


TeamCME Member

TeamCME offers DOT Physicals throughout the nation.


CONTACT US: Call 615-426-9556 for further information, scheduling or quotes for services.

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