Baseline and subsequent hearing tests are a requirement under WorkCover, DMIRS and OSH regulations for prescribed noisy workplaces in Perth and WA. A baseline hearing test is the initial audiometric testing conducted to establish your baseline (reference) or overall Percentage Loss of Hearing (PLH). The PLH of all ‘subsequent’ tests will then be compared to…

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Before an audiometric test, it’s important that you and your employees are made aware of a few things to best ensure you get the most accurate hearing test results. An audiometric test, more commonly known as a hearing test, is simple and painless. Employee audiometric testing Employee audiometric testing is one of the important strategies…

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Work Health Professionals are in the planning stage for our first regional WA road trip for 2019. Our WorkCover audiometric testing truck is heading to the following regions over the next 2 months: South West Wheatbelt Great Southern If you need to meet your WorkCover audiometric testing requirements, then this is your ideal opportunity. Our…

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noise survey perth

A noise survey report is produced after a noise survey is conducted in areas where noise exposure is likely to be hazardous.  A noise survey involves measuring noise level at selected locations throughout an entire factory or plant, or sections of a work place to identify noise levels in different areas. This is usually done with a sound level meter (SLM). Are…

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Hearing loss in drilling industry workers is on the increase according to recent figures out of Canada. Their figures show a significant increase in noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) among oil and gas drilling workers. Most worrying is that of the 294 oil and gas drilling workers showing signs of NIHL, 65% of them were under the…

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fit testing perth

Fit testing for ear plugs can be an invaluable tool in reducing compensation claims for noise-induced hearing loss at the workplace. Fit testing records can help document that effective steps were taken to select appropriate hearing protectors, train workers in their proper use, and to document a proper fit with a particular protector. This level…

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wheatbelt road trip hearing test truck

Our first audiometric testing regional WA road trip for 2018 is underway! Matt and our mobile hearing and lung function testing truck are presently on the road visiting towns in the Wheatbelt, Great Southern and South West regions. Look out for him this week doing hearing tests and spirometry in Albany and surrounding Great Southern…

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NIHL or Noise-induced hearing loss is a common cause of workers compensation claims in WA. To best support your hearing conservation program  and noise risk management plan, and to help you meet your WorkCover WA and WorkSafe requirements, CHP provide onsite audiometric testing in WA. Our mobile hearing and lung function testing facility travels around Perth and…

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Workers Compensation audiometric testing Commonly referred to as “workers comp audios”, what motivates organisations and employers to provide baseline and subsequent audiometric testing for their employees? Employee safety & wellbeing Legislation It is usually legislation, that encourages employers to provide audiometric testing, WorkCover hearing tests (“workers comp audios”), for their workers. Hearing test regulations in…

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