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How to check your moles and freckles for melanoma

A recent survey of 1003 Australians, conducted by life insurance company TAL, found that 64% of participants had not had their skin checked within the last 12 months. Considering 2 out of 3 Australians will be diagnosed with some form of Skin Cancer in their lifetime these results are particularly alarming. 88% of those surveyed…

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Work Health Professionals – name change

Effective January 1st 2019, CHP begins trading under the new company name Work Health Professionals Pty Ltd. The story behind our name change Corporate Health Professionals (CHP) launched in 1995 providing health and fitness programs for the corporate sector in Perth. Over the last 23 years, our team and our services have grown significantly. Whilst we…

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The emerging silicosis crisis

What is silicosis? Silicosis is a group of work-related lung diseases caused by exposure to silica dust. Silica is contained in construction materials such as concrete, bricks, tiles, sandstone and granite. When those materials are drilled, cut or crushed, tiny particles of silica are released into the air. These particles can be so fine you may not know…

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Work hearing test regulations in WA

Hearing test regulations in WA currently differ from those on the East Coast of Australia. As an employer, it is your responsibility to organise and pay for all WorkCover WA hearing tests. Is a work hearing test compulsory for everyone? Hearing test regulations in WA are governed by WorkCover WA. Here you are required to arrange…

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Silicosis in young tradies – public health crisis

Important information on the silicosis public health crisis – ABC 7:30 tonight  The Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP) is alerting all Australian members to an important story expected to run on the ABC’s 7:30 program tonight, Oct 10th 2018. RACP AFOEM Fellow Dr Graeme Edwards offers expert commentary in a story on silicosis, a…

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How much sun exposure for my Vitamin D levels?

A common topic raised during workplace skin screening sessions is Vitamin D and sun exposure. Our skin screening nurses are often asked “how much sun exposure should I be getting for my Vitamin D levels?”   Here we explore the truth around Vitamin D and the recommended sun exposure levels in Australia. What is Vitamin D?…

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Vaccination program for infectious diseases

A vaccination program for infectious diseases such as Hepatitis B and tetanus is required when workers have a risk of exposure to blood, body fluids and sharps in the course of their work in WA. WHP will work with you to manage your workplace vaccination program, and create the records you are required to keep…

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Health surveillance for isocyanate exposure

What is the required Health Surveillance for isocyanate exposure in WA? Exposure to hazardous substances used in spray painting, such as isocyanates, can have serious health effects. As is required by “general duty of care” in the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and Regulations (1996), employers of spray painters and/or powder coaters are required…

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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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