WorkSafe WA have just announced a WorkSafe inspection program into the waste and recycling industry in both metro and regional areas.
Key issues to be looked at include: manual tasks, machine guarding, mobile plant and vehicle movement, falls from height, electricity, hazardous substances and slips, trips and falls, lockout and tagging, pressure vessels, forklifts, hot work, sun safety, noise levels and controlling infectious diseases.
Do you know when you last conducted a WorkSafe Noise Survey?
A noise survey must be carried out when:
- you suspect work-site noise exceeds WorkSafe action levels (>85 dB)
- new plant or equipment is installed or your workshop structures change
- if there are any changes in the amount of time employees are exposed to noise
- at least every 5 years.
We can help you understand the legislation around workplace noise, noise surveys, audiometric testing and the importance of the use of hearing protection. Our noise officers come onsite and conduct WorkSafe Noise Surveys, and can also help you with your noise management plan. Contact us to find out more
WorkSafe will work with the aid of a checklist to ensure consistency in their inspection program – you can access this on WorkSafe’s website so employers will know what will be expected if they are visited by an inspector.