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New Dosimetry Badge
Posted August 27, 2019 | Category: Noise Blog
JTA has now taken the next step in leading the industry by incorporating state of the art dosimetry equipment into our assessments. These new dosimeters can do all of the functions standard dosimeters can but with some valuable extra capabilities such as recording octave band data, audio, high vibration levels, statistical noise levels and all while being intrinsically safe.
Jeremy Trotman
Posted August 09, 2019 | Category: Safety Blog, Health Blog
The Herald Sun reported on 1 August that tradies will be better protected from Silicosis by state and federal regulators halving the standard from 0.1 to 0.05 mg per cubic metre. Based on 30 years in the business of preventing occupational disease, the idea that reducing exposure standards will do the job is misguided at best.
Silicosis
Posted August 09, 2019 | Category: Safety Blog, Health Blog
Recently much attention has been focused on silica and coal dust exposure. This is due to the multiple positive Silicosis diagnoses from employees working in the engineered stone industry and the spate of mine dust related diseases in Queensland (as reported by ABC news in February). The reason for the recent spate of these illnesses is likely to be due to an absence of control measures or inadequacy of implemented control measures.
UV Radiation + Skin Cancer at Work
Posted April 03, 2019 | Category: Safety Blog
In 2003 a skin cancer judgment found skin cancer was ‘serious’ and ‘dangerous’ enough for a retired truck driver to sue his employer of 35 years for damages, putting sun protection and potentially UVR protection more generally, on the agenda for employers.
Noise Regulations
Posted December 20, 2018 | Category: Noise Blog, Health Blog, Safety Blog
As part of the OHS Regulations you have a duty of care to ensure that your employees aren’t exposed to noise which is harmful to their health and safety. In order to comply with the regulations you must identify, assess and control the noise risk to your employees and others
Vibration Monitoring
Posted August 27, 2019 | Category: Noise Blog
We have recently invested in new state of the art, noise and vibration monitoring equipment in order to provide you with the best service and advice possible.
Round Up
Posted August 09, 2019 | Category: Safety Blog, Health Blog
Glyphosate has become the focus of much discussion. As the active ingredient in the popular weed killer Roundup and hundreds of other herbicide products used by farmers and gardeners, its effect on the health and safety of the many people who use it is being watched closely.
Final Report On the Model WHS Laws
Posted April 03, 2019 | Category: Health Blog, Safety Blog, Noise Blog
The final report on the Model Work Health and Safety Laws review, by Marie Boland, former Executive Director of SafeWork SA, was released in December 2018.  Reassuringly the review found that “the model WHS laws are, for the most part, working as intended”.  However, it also went further into the detail of the regulations, uncovering dissatisfaction with specific provisions and making 34 recommendations which, if implemented, could significantly affect the substance of the current laws and their enforcement.  
Bushfire Is a Real Risk In Australia
Posted April 03, 2019 | Category: Safety Blog
Australia is one of the most bushfire prone countries in the world. This means that across a range of industries workers may be affected by bush fires while commuting to or from work or their home location. Have you considered this when reviewing risks and implementing policies?
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Posted September 21, 2018 | Category: Safety Blog
You might be surprised to hear that, in safety circles, silica is now often referred to as "the new asbestos."  It poses a significant health hazard and could rival the impact of asbestos in the years to come.  Unfortunately the spike in new cases of silica related illnesses is due to a lack of understanding and poor workplace controls. Silica is far more widespread than most people realise and could be a serious health hazard at your workplace.