Are your employees exposed to loud noises over a period of time? OSHA and a number of states require that these employees be checked for hearing within 3 months of being hired. This is not only a good idea because OSHA requires it, but it’s a good idea to protect yourself from a lawsuit.
That’s right, an employee can sue you for causing their lack of hearing. How do you know that employee didn’t have a hearing problem before he was hired?
There are other things you should do to protect yourself as well to reduce your legal exposure. Your user editable Safety Checklist will provide a great check and balance to help you ensure you have taken necessary precautions.