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Noise Surveys – WA regs

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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Onsite Hep B vaccinations

Work Health Professionals manage onsite workplace vaccinations programs in Perth. This includes Hepatitis B vaccinations. WorkSafe WA have produced a useful document on the risks of Hepatitis B in the workplace.  For workers potentially exposed to Hep B, and other diseases, a vaccination program is recommended. What is Hepatitis B? Hepatitis B is an infectious…

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Hearing test preparation

If you are booking an online appointment for your audiometric test, please take the time to read this employee checklist. 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 photo ID with you to your appointment! If…

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WorkCover hearing test

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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WorkCover hearing tests

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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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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Workplace vaccination information

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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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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