With the lingering threat of COVID-19 still amongst us, we here at COHS wanted to offer a few tips about keeping your Audio Booths and Headsets properly cleaned for all of your patients.
NEVER use a liquid cleaner on your headset's ear cushions. Alcohol and various chemicals in cleaning supplies will quickly dry out and deteriorate the rubber ear cushions, requiring a replacement. Instead, use Ear Cushion Covers for each patient, disposing of them after the test.
On the contrary, your Audio Booth can be cleaned and sanitized with any and all cleaning products to ensure your testing environment is safe for each patient.
We sell Ear Cushion Covers in quantities of 250, 500 and 1,000. Keep yourselves and your patients safe!
With many cities reopening for business, either in waves or altogether, we are able to announce that our courses for CAOHC, NIOSH, BAT and UDS certifications will start back up in July!
While the issue of Covid-19 is still very real, we will be taking all the appropriate safety measures when it comes to bringing people together for their certification or re-certification.
Our site's Courses page will remain the most consistently up-to-date source of information about the dates and locations of our classes, as well as offering the ability to sign up for one of our courses quickly and efficiently, guaranteeing you a seat.
Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you in July!
With the continual measures being taken nationwide to ensure safety in this time of pandemic, we would like to assure you that we are still here to provide services to help you. Our business will remain open for the foreseeable future as an essential business aiding occupational health for our communities and beyond.
We have updated our course schedule for CAOHC, NIOSH, BAT and UDS. If you were signed up for a class during the months of March and April, your payment can be transferred to any of our other course dates, ensuring you'll be able to get the certification you need. We still have a full list of courses and are working to reschedule the dates we've had to cancel.
Our 24/7 COHS Textline Number (667-771-2647) is available for equipment and program questions so you never have to miss a step in your testing.
We still have a stock of Ear Cushion Covers, ready to be shipped. Right now, we are offering quantities of 250, 500 and 1,000. Call, email or text us to place an order and we'll get it mailed the same day!
With the current surge of COVID-19 and the subsequent measures to lessen the spread, we know things have been growing increasingly difficult for all of us. We want to extend our appreciation for your patience during this time. In the need to keep everyone as safe as possible, we have made modifications to our Course Schedule.
Currently, we have moved all of our training out of March and April, and have begun to make changes to the schedule from May onward, in order to meet the location requests we've received.
Moving forward, our site will continue to have the most up-to-date information on how we are handling these mounting COVID-19 concerns in regards to our NIOSH, CAOHC, BAT and UDS classes.
Our staff is still working to help you fulfill your equipment needs in this trying time.
Quoted from a message ACOEM President Stephen A. Fangos, MD, MPH, FACOEM released yesterday:
"during the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) believes it is prudent to suspend spirometry testing in the workplace, unless it is determined to be clinically essential, due to the significant risk of transmitting COVID-19. Spirometry tests require performance of a forced expiratory maneuver which could spread droplets in the air if an infected person is tested, even if asymptomatic."
We sincerely hope that our friends and clients take the necessary precautions to keep COVID-19 from spreading any further.
You can read the full advisory here: https://myemail.constantcontact.com/ACOEM-Advises-Suspension-of-Routine-Occupational-Spirometry-Testing-During-COVID-19-Pandemic.html?soid=1102647720683&aid=idWxyX21cJ4