personal noise exposure assessment

What is personal noise exposure?  Personal noise exposure is a measurement of the amount of noise an employee is exposed to in the workplace. Personal noise exposure is measured using a noise dosimeter. The requirement for managing the hazard of noise and the prevention of noise induced hearing loss for WA mining employees is clearly…

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CHP audiometric testing - hearing conservation program

Onsite Ear plug fit testing CHP provides ear plug fit testing to measure the fit of your workers’ preferred hearing protection. A 20-30 minute test will provide each worker with an indication of the actual amount of protection their hearing protection ear plug provides while also providing extra 1:1 training on how to best fit…

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Occupational noise is a widespread risk factor, with a strong evidence base linking it to hearing loss. It is also distinct from environmental noise, in that it is by definition associated with the workplace, and is therefore the responsibility of employers as well as individuals. High levels of occupational noise exposure pose a significant risk…

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WorkSafe WA have announced this week that they will soon begin a proactive inspection program to look at safety issues in warehouses. Legislation around noise Do you know if the level of noise your workers are exposed to is safe? Do you know how often you need to do a WorkSafe noise survey? When did…

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Wishing you a wonderful Christmas with your family and a safe and relaxing start to the New Year. The CHP team will all be taking a well earned break from Dec 24th to January 9th 2017. Please understand if our replies are not as efficient as usual during this time! We look forward to working…

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Hazardous noise is sound that may damage an employees hearing and cause other health effects such as stress, hypersensitivity to noise, increased blood pressure and increased heart rate. Hazardous noise can also interfere with communication at work, which could lead to accidents and/or failure to hear warning signals. Within manufacturing industries, such as the food…

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Under the Workers Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981, it is compulsory for employers to arrange and pay for WorkCover WA hearing tests for all workers in prescribed “noisy” workplaces. WorkCover WA is the government agency that is responsible for overseeing the workers compensation and injury management system in WA. As such, hearing test results are maintained…

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This week, WorkSafe WA have released an OSH update and safety checklist for the architectural aluminum and metal container manufacturing industries. This has been developed to provide information and assistance to employers, self-employed persons, persons having control of workplaces and employees working in the architectural aluminum and metal container manufacturing industries. Workplaces involved in fabrication, and…

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Matt has been busy managing our mobile hearing test truck’s annual trip through the Pilbara, Gascoyne and Mid West regions of WA these past few weeks. We hope we didn’t miss you on our regional travels this year. If so, contact us to find out the dates for our 2017 regional trips. CHP supports SMEs and regional…

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