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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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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As per WorkCover WA regulations, it is compulsory for employers to arrange baseline hearing tests for employees working in prescribed noisy workplaces, even if their workers are wearing hearing protection. In fact if employees are wearing hearing protection it is likely that they also need hearing testing for legislative compliance. We are often asked the question, “How…

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CHP audiometric testing - hearing conservation program

Personal hearing protection, such as ear-muffs or ear-plugs, should be used in the following circumstances:  when the risks arising from exposure to noise cannot be eliminated or minimised by other more effective control measures  as an interim measure until other control measures are implemented  where extra protection is needed above what has been achieved using…

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WorkSafe WA has reminded workers, particularly those engaged in construction work, of the importance of protecting their hearing.  1 in 5 five construction workers say they experience problems with their hearing and many aren’t aware that common chemicals in products can be a risk. As well as noise in the workplace, some chemicals can also…

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Mobile onsite audiometric testing The benefits of onsite audiometric testing are numerous. Possibly the most significant benefit is that you have little downtime in workers leaving the job to attend an offsite clinic appointment. An onsite audiometric test from our hearing testing truck on your work site takes approximately 10 minutes per person so your…

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An audiometric test, more commonly known as a hearing test, is simple and painless.  A ‘Baseline’ audiometric test for work purposes can take as little as 10 minutes and simply requires your attention and responses to tones. However you might not get that far if you don’t do a couple of things in preparation for your hearing…

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