Should an employer reimburse otoplastics?



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Whether you work in construction, industry, security, a hospital or work independently as a handyman, you will have to deal with loud noise that can damage your hearing. Of course, there are many other industries where harmful noise occurs. One of the main causes of hearing damage at work is inadequate use of hearing protection. It can lead to higher absenteeism and a higher risk of industrial accidents. Therefore, prevention through proper hearing protection is very important.

Employer reimbursement for custom-made earplugs in 2024

Many employees are exposed to harmful noise levels on a daily basis. As an employee, you don't want to suffer permanent hearing damage from your work, and as an organization, you obviously don't want your employees to be put at unnecessary risk either. According to the Federal Public Service, you are even required to offer professional hearing protection (such as otoplastics) to employees exposed to harmful noise levels. But what about the right to otoplastics and their reimbursement?

In the context of noise exposure and prevention of hearing damage, hearing protection must be made available to workers starting at an exposure level of 80 dB(A).

Otoplastics reimbursement and duty to wear for employees

Above 80 dB(A), employees and employers are not only required to make hearing protection available, but are also required to wear it. This must also be monitored by the employer.

Source: Federal Public Service on Noise Prevention


Custom fit earplugs

Hans Anders audiologists are happy to help your employees at a branch near them throughout Belgium. Organizations can register once online and download order forms. Employees can make an appointment online or by phone to have otoplastics fitted. They can choose between hard and soft otoplastics, possibly with a free cord and clip or minigrip.

Seeh ensures that employees are taken care of from A to Z by offering completely customized earplugs and that organizations are taken care of from A to Z by supervising the entire process from order form to invoice. We know how much work it is, and we are happy to take that off your hands. Feel free to contact us for free expert advice.

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