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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Safe Work Australia have released an updated version of the “Guide on exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR)” for workplaces in Australia. As a PCBU you have a duty to provide information, training and instruction that is suitable to the nature and risks of the work and the controls being put in place to manage…

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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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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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onsite flu vacs perth

We are a Perth based provider of onsite flu vacs in WA. Our WA accredited Immunisation Nurses, online booking system, SMS/email appt reminders and dedicated program manager makes your Workplace Flu Vaccination Program easy to organise and execute. We offer vouchers for those unable to make your onsite flu vac clinics. Now is the time…

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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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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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Work Health Professionals is proud to be supporting Red FM‘s Skin Cancer Action Week running from November 18 – 23. With 2 in 3 Australians diagnosed with skin cancer by age 70, this action week is an important reminder to use sun protection and monitor any changes in your own skin. Most families will be…

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onsite flu vacs perth

Flu vaccines 2020 The Australian Influenza Vaccine Committee (AIVC) met at TGA, Canberra, on Wednesday 9th October 2019, to recommend influenza viruses to be used in the composition of the influenza vaccines for 2020. During this meeting, the expert committee reviewed and evaluated data related to epidemiology, antigenic and genetic characteristics of recent influenza isolates…

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WorkSafe have announced an inspection program looking at safety and health issues for workers in WA schools. The program will include both private and public schools in Perth and regional WA. It will continue until the end of the 2019/20 financial year. WorkSafe will expand it’s previous inspection program that was looking at hazards facing…

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