Occupational Health Services
Baptist offers a wide range of occupational health services designed to meet your employees' needs.
At Baptist, we have a team of occupational health and rehabilitation specialists to assess your company's needs and come up with appropriate plans.
Baptist Minor Medical Center Occupational Services
Baptist Minor Medical Centers offer patients an alternative to the long waits at the ER in addition to lower co-pays for urgent care visits. Minor Medical Centers are staffed with the same licensed professionals as an ER or primary care clinic. We allow pre-registration so you won’t have to wait in the office, just download our app.
- Physical services
- Injury care
- On-site services
- Drug testing
Baptist AWARE – Industrial Hearing Screening Program
AWARE provides onsite testing for industrial workers in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas. The Baptist AWARE program has a sound isolating mobile hearing unit, equipped with acoustical enclosures and microprocessor audiometers. The mobile unit exceeds both OSHA and MSHA requirements. Having a mobile unit come to your location limits down time for your employees. Our certified CAOHC (Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation) technicians and state-of-the-art computerized test equipment offers a high level of expertise at a competitive price. Licensed audiologists certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) direct all testing, perform all audiogram reviews, and provide you with comprehensive reports following testing.
For more information on this program or with help designing a hearing conservation program, please call 901-226-4800.
What is occupational noise exposure?
According to OSHA.org noise, or unwanted sound, is one of the most pervasive occupational health problems. It is a by-product of many industrial processes. Sound consists of pressure changes in a medium (usually air), caused by vibration or turbulence.
What is audiometric testing?
Audiometric testing monitors an employee’s hearing over time. It also provides an opportunity for employers to educate employees about their hearing and the need to protect it.
What is a baseline audiogram?
The baseline audiogram is the reference audiogram against which future audiograms are compared. Employers must provide baseline audiograms within 6 months of an employee’s first exposure at or above an 8-hour TWA of 85 dB.
What are annual audiograms?
Employers must provide annual audiograms within 1 year of the baseline. It is important to test workers’ hearing annually to identify deterioration in their hearing ability as early as possible.