Prior to completing your booking, please review the relevant vaccine information for your upcoming workplace vaccination. It is important that you read this carefully before answering your medical history questions and consenting to receive the vaccine. You will of course have the chance to ask any questions of the vaccination nurse on the day of…

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Mining, construction, defence forces, manufacturing, carpentry, music…all these occupations have one thing in common.  They are among the noisiest professions in Australia. As per the Workers Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981, it is compulsory for employers in WA to arrange and pay for WorkCover WA hearing tests for all workers in prescribed “noisy” workplaces. Audiometric testing…

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What is a WorkCover hearing test? In WA, a WorkCover hearing test is governed by WorkCover WA. Under the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981, it is compulsory for employers to arrange and pay for baseline hearing tests for all workers in prescribed “noisy” workplaces. All workers employed in a prescribed workplace for the…

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Onsite audiometric testing Work Health Professionals provide mine site hearing testing services, including WorkCover baseline and air conduction hearing tests, for many mining operations around WA. As noted in the DMIRS Management of Noise in WA Mining Operations guideline, it is important to “establish a program for workers exposed to noise levels above the action level…

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Work Health Professionals manage onsite workplace vaccinations programs in Perth. This includes Hepatitis B vaccinations, as well as Hepatitis A, tetanus, flu and other vaccines to support immunity to vaccine preventable diseases. WorkSafe WA have produced a useful document on the risks of Hepatitis B in the workplace.  For workers potentially exposed to Hep B,…

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WHP provide onsite vaccinations for wastewater and sewage workers in Perth, WA. As per the Department of Health and the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety best practice guidelines, Hepatitis A and tetanus vaccinations are recommended for organisations and workers handling human effluent (sewage), biosolids or recycled water. There is a risk of pathogens being present…

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If you are booking an online appointment for your audiometric test, please read the employee hearing test checklist below to ensure you can be tested on the day. The Form 18 and Form 406 will be available for you to discuss and sign on the day with our audiometric officer. Don’t forget to bring your…

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According to WorkSafe WA, a safe level of noise, to protect the most noise-sensitive people from any hearing loss during a working lifetime, would be an average over the work shift of about 75 dB(A). People vary in their susceptibility to noise damage. Noise Induced Hearing Loss One of the main effects of noise at work is noise-induced…

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Noise at the workplace is a major cause of deafness in Western Australia. If people’s ears are exposed to loud noise continually over a period of time, the nerve cells in the inner ear may eventually die and not respond to sound. This condition is called noise induced hearing loss (NIHL). NIHL loss cannot be…

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Have you planned your WorkCover hearing tests for this year? Matt, and our mobile hearing test facility are now back on the road for the new year. If you have started any new employees in the last few months, and they haven’t already had an audiometric test as part of their pre-employment medical assessment, then…

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