Occuhealth News

Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)

22 August 2017

Noise Induced Hearing loss is the #1 work related disease in Australia! Workplace and recreational noise are the most common source of noise injury and, according to the Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgeons (ASOHNS), the most common form of preventable hearing loss in the western world.

Tradies National Health Month: A focus on musculoskeletal support

15 August 2017

Australia’s trade industry continues to have among the highest health and safety issues of any sector. Time off work due to poor health and injury has a significant impact on families, businesses, communities, the health system and the economy. This impact will grow if we don’t take steps to change behaviour.

Occupational Health Monitoring in the workplace

08 August 2017

Occupational Safety and Health Regulations, 1996, for Western Australia require that the employer, main contractor or self-employed person will undertake a risk assessment for each hazard from a “toxic atmosphere”.  Toxic atmosphere is defined as one where the concentration of the atmospheric contaminant exceeds its exposure standard (8-hour time weighted average basis) and presents a risk to

Work-related Stress

01 August 2017

In Australia, more than $133.9 million was paid in benefits to workers who had made claims related to workplace stress during the 2004/2005 financial year. According to the National Health and Safety Commission, work-related stress accounts for the longest stretches of absenteeism.