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Noise Blog

An Australian Financial Review article1 at the end of December 2022 described the challenge of finding skilled labour in the current employment market. There are simply not enough qualified candidates out there to fill the jobs required.

On the Seek website there are  currently 3,337 advertisements for OHS Consultants and 7,640 advertisements for Health and Safety Managers. You are not alone if you are struggling to find an experienced OHS/WHS professional for your business.

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on 23 Jan 2023 4:35 PM
OHS (or WHS outside Victoria) is principally a state and territory responsibility. The Federal Government supports national organisations such as SafeWork Australia which is important for establishing national standards including the workplace exposure standards. The change of Federal government may influence the way in which some or all of these organisations operate and their funding.  
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on 16 Aug 2022 9:29 AM
At 143 dB the HyperWhistle, claimed to be the Worlds loudest whistle, exceeds the legislated peak maximum workplace standard and cannot be used without hearing protection (which it comes with).
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on 06 Apr 2022 11:22 AM
On the 1 July 2021, new laws gave the Victorian Environment Protection Authority (EPA) increased powers to prevent harm to public health and the environment from pollution and waste. Importantly, The General Environmental Duty (GED), a centrepiece of the new laws, is criminally enforceable.
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on 01 Feb 2022 9:45 AM
JTA has seen an increased focus from regulators, government agencies and proactive organisations in seeking out a holistic approach to worker health management. Organisations looking to conform or align to AS/NZS ISO 450001 can incorporate a Health and Hygiene Management Plan into their management system.
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on 26 Nov 2021 2:35 PM
An article in The Australian on the 26 April quoted infectious disease experts as saying that conditions are ripe for a rebound flu season this year. It is expected that this year’s flu season will hit harder and later than in previous years.
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on 12 May 2021 11:09 AM
Changes to the Victorian Environment Protection Act 1970  (EP Act) coming into effect on 1 July 2021 will significantly change the way in which Environmental Protection is regulated in Victoria. 
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on 23 Apr 2021 12:06 PM
We understand how unpredictable and busy your working life is at the moment. COVID has certainly changed the landscape.
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on 09 Sep 2020 1:15 PM
Exposure to noise in the workplace can induce hearing loss, which may lead to communication difficulties, social isolation, and reduced quality of life. COVID or no COVID, you are still required to provide a safe work place in terms of noise and Worksafe still expect compliance with relevant legislation and regulations as normal. In fact, WorkSafe is still visiting sites and issuing fines so you have no room for complacency. Whilst you are still required to comply with legislation and regulations, social distancing has changed the way that both Occupational and Environmental Noise Assessments have to be conducted.
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on 16 Jun 2020 10:21 AM
Jeremy Trotman, JTA founder and principal Occupational Hygienist, recently collaborated with two other Australian Occupational Hygienists to run a full day Noise workshop at the 4th Indonesian Industrial Hygiene Association Conference (IIHA) in Bali on 9-11th September. Our Indonesian colleagues are facing major challenges in improving worker health and Jeremy said “It was most rewarding to be able to assist them a little bit with assessing and controlling noise, which remains one of the greatest causes of industrial injury here in Australia and no doubt other countries as well.”
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on 28 Oct 2019 12:10 PM