The new WA Work Health & Safety Regulations 2021 Finally, after many years of promise, the new nationally harmonized Work Health & Safety (WHS) Regulations are planned for release in Western Australia from November 2021. With these regulations will come some significant changes. This article refers to those changes around Noise and Audiometric Testing. For…

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Audiometric tests – planning for the new WHS regulations It is expected that the new WA Work Health Safety (WHS) regulations for audiometric tests will reflect those of harmonised States such as NSW and QLD. Under these WHS regulations, the employer is required to provide audiometric testing at least every 2 years if hearing protection…

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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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Noise exposure at work is a significant health hazard that can lead to permanent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Did you know that some chemicals in the workplace can also cause hearing loss? These are known as ‘ototoxic’ chemicals (oto meaning ear). Ototoxic chemicals These are chemicals that can damage the cochlea in the inner ear…

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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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WorkCover hearing test truck

CHP have been providing onsite hearing test solutions in WA for over 20 years. As well as onsite audiometric testing, we provide onsite spirometry, vision screening, drug testing and noise surveys. CHP are the WA onsite hearing test provider for a number of local and national Occupational Health organisations. We are also a preferred provider…

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worksafe parks and gardens

Parks and gardens safety is the focus of the latest WorkSafe WA inspection program which is running over the 2017-18 financial year. The WorkSafe inspection program will involve inspectors visiting parks and gardens in Perth and regional areas of WA. As part of this inspection program, inspectors will look at WorkSafe priority areas such as…

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Did you know that WHP offer mobile hearing test booths for hire in Perth and WA? As an alternative to our complete onsite hearing testing service, we also offer mobile hearing test booths for hire. Our mobile hearing test booths come with hearing test equipment for hire. Onsite hearing testing provides a cost effective and…

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