Safety Alert – I Heard That

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Hearing Protection

Hearing loss is one of the most permanent types of workplace injuries that can and probably will remain with employees for the rest of their lives.  As an employer, it’s critical to ensure that your staff understands the risk, that you have identified areas of your workplace that pose a risk, and that you have done everything possible to try and protect your employees.  In 2010-2011, deafness accounted for 3.6% of all serious workplace injuries, which equated to 4,583 workers’ compensation claims (Safe Work Australia).    Hearing protection is at times the last line of defense for protecting employees, but it’s critical that they understand when and how to use it and their required use should be enforced. (more…)

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