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Date PostedAugust 31, 2015

Controlling Noise Exposure at Work Crucial to Safety

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Source: elvexsa.co.za

With Hearing Awareness Week having just ended its important that we put some of the knowledge gained into action, particularly when it comes to controlling noise exposure in the workplace.

Remember 37 per cent of haring loss is due to noise injury and is preventable. Also keep in mind that once you have lost hearing, it cannot be regained, so prevention of hearing loss is crucial.

In order to control noise in the workplace employers must

  1. Eliminate the source of the noise
  2. Buy quieter machinery
  3. Use administrative controls such as training staff and job rotation to control noise
  4. Provide workers with PPE and train them on its use

Find out more at http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/08/hearing-awareness-week-infographic-2/#.VeNzXvmqqko

 

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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