Workplace Noise Assessments
Have you had noise monitoring completed at your workplace/worksite?
Noise induced hearing loss has been identified as one of the major occupational diseases affecting New Zealand workers.
Did you know that noise induced hearing loss is notifiable to WorkSafe NZ as a serious injury?
WorkSafe NZ has published an approved Code of Practice for the control of noise that requires employers to undertake noise hazard identification and regular employee exposure assessments.
When was the last time you undertook noise hazard identification?
Have you conducted regular annual employee exposure assessments?
Have you answered no to any of the above questions?
Do any of the following points relate to you? Have you:
- noisy machinery and need to raise your voice to be heard
- moved premises?
- relocated machinery within your current premises?, or
- changed from 8 to 12 hour shifts?
If you have answered yes to any of the above, You should have noise levels reassessed to ensure compliance with the Code of Practice and legislation. You will also need test your workers hearing. To learn how our Occupational Health team can assist you with this, click here.
TriEx workplace noise exposure assessments can help:
- you will receive short and longer term noise control options
- you will receive expert guidance on appropriate class of hearing protection to be worn
- develop cost effective noise elimination, isolation or minimisation solutions
that maximise protection for both employee and company.
Compliance with the Approved Code of Practice for the Management of Noise in the Workplace 1998 may be considered as compliance with the noise controls required by Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.
TriEx’s workplace noise assessments include:
- Identification of noise sources
- Assessment of employee noise exposures
- Advice on administrative and PPE controls
- Recommendations for engineering and longer-term controls.
Ensure the hearing of your team isn’t effected by noisy equipment at work by calling TriEx today to discuss how we can help.