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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The term “ergonomics” is often mis-used or misinterpreted by furniture manufacturers to label and describe chairs and other furniture. These often do not meet industry ergonomic standards or best practice guidelines and can create an injury risk.   You want to avoid a mismatch with poor adjustability and fit between the user and their chair.…

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skin checks WA

Every day in Australia, 22% of our workforce is exposed to solar UV radiation and it’s these outdoor workers are at an increased risk of developing keratinocyte cancers. Keratinocyte cancers are non-melanoma skin cancers, and represent the most common cancers in Australia. Data collected by Safe Work Australia between the years 2010 to 2018 shows…

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A young WA workers melanoma experience We were fortunate to provide a work skin check for a fit and healthy 28 year old Perth man recently. Fortunate is a great word to use in this case. If he had left his skin check another couple of years it may have been a different prognosis. To…

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If you regularly work outdoors, protecting your skin from the sun is recommended all year round, regardless of UV level – even on cool and overcast days.1   This is because you’re exposed to UV radiation daily, for long periods – and it is this year-round accumulation of sun exposure that increases your risk of…

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WorkSafe WA have just released an updated Code of Practice for “Managing Noise and Preventing Hearing Loss at Work”. This Noise Code of Practice is an approved code of practice under section 274 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (the WHS Act).It provides practical guidance on how to achieve the standards of work…

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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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The new WA Work Health & Safety Regulations 2022 The new nationally harmonized Work Health & Safety Act 2020 and Regulations came into effect from 31st March 2022 in WA. These are governed by Worksafe WA. With these regulations come some significant changes. This article refers to those changes around Noise and Audiometric Testing. For…

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Following your Skin Screen this week, it is important to continue to monitor your skin for any changes. Learning what to look for on your own skin gives you the power to detect skin cancer early when it’s easiest to cure, before it can become dangerous, disfiguring or deadly. Downloading this simple ABCDE of Melanoma provides a…

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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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