Amendments Made to 3 Codes of Practice by SafeWork NSW

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As of 1 April 2016, 3 codes of practice approved under the Work Health and Safety Act (the WHS Act) have been updated.

The codes relate to

  1. Managing the risk of falls at workplace
  2. Labelling of workplace hazardous chemicals
  3. Managing noise and preventing hearing loss at work

The revised code provides practical guidance on how to manage these risks in the workplace.

For more information call SafeWork NSW on 13 10 50.

Source: http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/04/safework-nsw-updates-three-codes-practice/#.VwwnRfl97IV

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