Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) results when workers are exposed to occupational noise above set exposure standards.
As a rule of thumb, if you have to raise your voice when talking to someone one meter away, the noise level is too loud.
Did you know?
- The Worksafe work limit for noise is a Time-Weighted Average (TWA) of 85dB(A)
- All workplaces in Western Australia which may exceed a Time-Weighted Average of 90dB(A) are required to conduct a noise assessment as required by the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act and subsidary legislation.
- Hearing damage can occur over a period of time or after one episode of exposure to loud noise.
- Most hearing damage occurs before people become aware of it;
- You don’t ‘get used to the noise’ – your hearing becomes damaged.
- Hearing damage is irreversible.
- Workers experiencing hearing loss due to workplace exposure may be eligible for Workers’ Compensation.
How can we help?
Our qualified and experienced noise management professionals can assist in the identification and assessment of occupational noise exposures. We can provide assistance in the development of occupational noise management programs in accordance with AS1269.
Our practical solutions can assist you to prevent hearing damage to your employees.
Unsure where to start?
Contact us using the enquiry form or the contact details below to discuss your needs with one of our Specialists.