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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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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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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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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This week, WA’s Department of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) issued Mines Safety Bulletin no. 169 focused on the dangers of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) in mines. Exposure to prolonged or excessive noise has been proven to cause permanent hearing loss and tinnitus (a high-pitched ringing in the ears). Both conditions are debilitating with…

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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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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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