Workplace Hearing Assessments
Excessive noise in the workplace has become a global occupational health hazard with a considerable impact on productivity. Besides hearing loss, occupational noise is associated with tinnitus, cardiovascular disease, depression and an increased risk of accidents.
Noise-related injuries are most prevalent in the manufacturing and construction industry. To meet Australian Standard AS/NZS 1269.4:2014 an employer of a ‘prescribed workplace’ whereby a worker is exposed to continuous noise over an 8-hour working day must provide Audiometric Testing (hearing test).
These measures mean employers:
- Identify hearing loss or damage so appropriate action can be taken.
- Allow assessment of the workplace so preventative measures such as use of hearing protection can be implemented.
- Identify any changes to working patterns and noise exposure or changes related to the ears or hearing.
- Ensure those at risk undertake a baseline hearing assessment within 3 months of commencement of employment with comparative tests every two years.
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