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Date PostedApril 4, 2016

Don’t Forget These Risks to Worker Hearing

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Workers in the construction sector are being reminded to protect their hearing from chemicals that may cause hearing damage.

WorkSafe says one in five constrction workers have hearing problems and while we may be cautious of the obvious risks, we can sometime ignore risks such as chemicals that can affect hearing negatively.

Oxotoxic chemicals affect the hearing system as they enter the bloodstream by inhalation, swallowing or through skin absorption.

These cheicals then make their way through the blood vessels supplying the inner ear and damages the cellls, affecting the hearing.

Find out more at http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/03/workers-urged-protect-hearing/#.VwG3sfl97IV

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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