Health surveillance isocyanates Perth

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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Audiometric tests – new WA WHS regulations The new WA Work Health and Safety (WHS) regulations for audiometric tests come into effect from March 31st 2022. Under these WHS regulations, the employer is required to provide audiometric testing at least every 2 years if hearing protection is used to protect the worker from the risk…

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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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Noise in 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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skin screening perth

Melanoma is the most common cancer diagnosed in Australian men aged 25-49 years and second most common cancer in women aged 25-49 years, after breast cancer. Approximately two in three Australians will be diagnosed with melanoma or other types of skin cancer by the time they are 70 years old.  These age groups may represent…

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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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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. Please remember to bring your Form 18 and Form 406 on the day to hand to our audiometric officer. You also need to bring your photo ID…

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