Wheatbelt – Great Southern – South West
Our WorkCover hearing testing truck is hitting the road again to support regional WA businesses.
We are travelling through the Wheatbelt, Great Southern and South West regions in late March/April 2019.
- WorkCover hearing tests
- Ear plug fit testing
- Spirometry (lung function tests)
- Air monitoring
- Noise surveys
- Drug and Alcohol testing
Expressions of interest needed by next Friday February 22nd.
WorkCover hearing tests
In WA you are required to arrange baseline hearing tests in prescribed workplaces, even if your workers are wearin
g hearing protection. To meet Code of Practice recommendations and Duty of Care they should be repeated annually for risk management purposes.
See more on audiometric testing requirements in WA
Lung function testing
Silicosis has been in the media recently with workers as young as 29 being detected with the life threatening illness caused by exposure to silica. Silica is in concrete, bricks, tiles, sandstone, artificial stone and granite. Silica is highly toxic in dust form.