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Poster aims to raise awareness of noise-induced hearing loss

Issue Date: Thursday, 29 August 2013

WorkSafe has produced a poster for workplaces aimed at raising awareness of noise-induced hearing loss as part of Hearing Awareness Week 2013.

The poster, an initiative of the Commission for Occupational Safety and Health, can be downloaded from WorkSafe’s website and printed for display in workplaces.

WorkSafe Acting Executive Director Ian Munns said today the poster aimed to encourage management and workers to take action to protect the hearing of everyone in the workplace.

“The poster serves as a reminder that noise-induced hearing loss is preventable and suggests ways in which this can be achieved,” Mr Munns said.

“Noise at the workplace is a major cause of hearing loss, and noise-induced hearing loss cannot be reversed or cured.  The poster sends the message that noise-induced hearing loss is painless, progressive, permanent and preventable.

“Western Australia has a comprehensive Code of Practice on Managing Noise at Workplaces, and employers are urged to have copies of the code available in all workplaces with high noise levels.

“WorkSafe and the Commission fully support Hearing Awareness Week and encourage the display of this poster in workplaces.”

The poster can be downloaded as a PDF from the WorkSafe website at www.worksafe.wa.gov.au.  Further information on Hearing Awareness Week can be obtained at www.hearingawarenessweek.org.au.


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