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Noise Induced Hearing Loss

What is an audiogram?

In a nutshell an audiogram can show: your level of hearing any change in your hearing level ie: damage possibly caused by exposure to noise at work patterns of change in hearing, for individuals or groups, which can help employers manage risk in the workplace to avoid causing employee hearing loss, compensation and litigation How…

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Audiometric tests – WA WHS regulations

Audiometric tests – planning for the new WHS regulations It is anticipated that the new WA Work Health Safety (WHS) regulations for audiometric tests are likely to reflect that of harmonised States such as NSW and QLD. Under NSW WHS regulations, clause 58 requires that the employer provides audiometric testing at least every 2 years if…

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3 things to do before a hearing test

Why you should think about these “3 things to do before a hearing test”! Mining, construction, defence forces, manufacturing, carpentry, music…all these occupations have one thing in common.  They are among the noisiest professions in Australia. As per the Workers Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981, it is compulsory for employers in WA to arrange and…

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Mine site hearing testing WA

Audiometric testing for WA mine sites CHP provide mine site hearing testing services, including WorkCover baseline and air conduction hearing tests, for many mining operations around WA. As noted in the DMIRS Management of Noise in WA Mining Operations guideline, it is important to “establish a program for workers exposed to noise levels above the action…

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New DMP website

This week the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP), now DMIRS, launched their new DMP website. The DMIRS website has a great new look and feel and the in-built search function is quite effective. It is also worth having a look at their section on Noise Management, specific to occupational noise on mine sites. You…

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Noise induced hearing loss

Workers who work in a noisy workplace and are required to wear hearing protection are required to have a baseline hearing test before commencing work. They should also have regular audiometric testing (see WHS legislation update)  to monitor their hearing and identify any potential noise induced hearing loss.  This is an important part of a…

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WorkSafe inspection program into Noise

Noise levels in manufacturing WorkSafe has just announced an inspection program into noise levels in manufacturing workplaces during the 2015-16 financial year. This will be focused on workplaces that carry out manufacturing activities in both metropolitan and regional areas of WA. Noise exposure is a recognised work hazard.  Due to it being a common and…

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Hearing Awareness Week update

Hearing Awareness Week It’s Hearing Awareness Week…a reminder that our hearing is precious, fragile and won’t grow back if lost! Noise-induced hearing loss is of major concern, as it is one of the most common and preventable workplace injuries. Once your hearing is lost, it does not come back. According to Safe Work Australia there…

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Workers Comp claims due to noise

Noise and Workers Compensation Between July 2002 and June 2007 there were about 16 500 successful workers’ compensation claims for industrial deafness involving permanent impairment due to noise. It is compulsory, under the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981, for employers to arrange and pay for baseline hearing tests for all workers in prescribed “noisy” workplaces.  New employees…

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Mobile onsite hearing tests – Pilbara, Gascoyne and West Kimberley

Our hearing and spirometry truck will be travelling north from Geraldton in August this year . We will be travelling through towns in the Pilbara, Gascoyne and West Kimberley regions conducting onsite hearing tests, lung function testing, drug testing health surveillance and noise surveys. If you have workers who are exposed to noise, dust, silica or…

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