Shauna Krahn

Shauna Krahn is the manager of medical services at SureHire Occupational Testing, a leading expert in the occupational health and wellness testing industry. SureHire is revolutionizing the occupational testing industry through its proprietary Fitness-to-Work assessments, drug testing adulteration protocols, automated tracking systems, standardized national training and certification system, and industry leading online technologies.
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Why should a company be concerned with sleep apnea? Why should a company be concerned with sleep apnea? Why should a company be concerned with sleep apnea? Why should a company be concerned with sleep apnea?


Sleep apnea is a condition that causes the sufferer to experience frequent sleep interruptions. These interruptions occur when the...

What are the common risk factors associated with having sleep apnea? What are the common risk factors associated with having sleep apnea? What are the common risk factors associated with having sleep apnea? What are the common risk factors associated with having sleep apnea?


Sleep apnea is a condition in which a person’s breathing is repeatedly interrupted during sleep. Apnea occurs when the sleeper&rsquo...

How long until a company sees a return on investment when implementing a wellness program? How long until a company sees a return on investment when implementing a wellness program? How long until a company sees a return on investment when implementing a wellness program? How long until a company sees a return on investment when implementing a wellness program?


The return that employers gain from investing in a workplace wellness program and the timing of those returns can vary a great deal...

What is typically included in biometric screening? What is typically included in biometric screening? What is typically included in biometric screening? What is typically included in biometric screening?


The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines biometric screening as the measurement of a person’s physical...

Will a spirometry test show if I have asthma? Will a spirometry test show if I have asthma? Will a spirometry test show if I have asthma? Will a spirometry test show if I have asthma?


A spirometry test is designed to detect both obstructive and restrictive airway diseases. Asthma is an obstructive condition, meaning that...

Why does my employer want me to take a spirometry test? Why does my employer want me to take a spirometry test? Why does my employer want me to take a spirometry test? Why does my employer want me to take a spirometry test?


Spirometry testing may be used not only to monitor your respiratory health but also to determine your fitness to perform specific tasks. In...

How bad does my hearing have to be to fail an audiometry test? How bad does my hearing have to be to fail an audiometry test? How bad does my hearing have to be to fail an audiometry test? How bad does my hearing have to be to fail an audiometry test?


For audiometry tests, failure is not measured in terms of "how bad" your hearing loss is but "if" you have suffered any...

Why can't I wear my hearing aids during audiometry testing? Why can't I wear my hearing aids during audiometry testing? Why can't I wear my hearing aids during audiometry testing? Why can't I wear my hearing aids during audiometry testing?


Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) guidelines require initial and annual hearing checks of employees who are exposed to hearing hazards,...

Will urine drug testing show a false positive from my prescription medications? Will urine drug testing show a false positive from my prescription medications? Will urine drug testing show a false positive from my prescription medications? Will urine drug testing show a false positive from my prescription medications?


It is possible in some circumstances to get a false positive result from urine drug testing because of prescription or over the counter...