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Have you ever found yourself experiencing a short-term loss of hearing or ringing in the ears? Take notice – this is a warning from your body that you are causing damage to your hearing. A temporary threshold shift is what we call a short-term loss or reduction of hearing which happens after exposure to a […]
The guide from Safe Work Australia is intended for small and medium businesses who do not have major chemical stores and who do not have expertise in managing the risks of chemical storage. It provides information on how to manage health and safety risks associated with storing hazardous chemicals in the workplace. For further information […]
Drug and Alcohol screening is increasingly becoming a critical component in the health surveillance of workers to ensure the safety of all personnel in the workplace. In a workplace situation, a person using illicit drugs or under the influence of alcohol may pose a health and safety risk to themselves or others as their judgement, […]
With businesses being urged to make workplaces coronavirus-safe in preparation for a major economic restart, Occuhealth has unique expertise in this area with Medical Practitioners and Occupational Hygienists to guide you through this process. We are here to support our clients at this time in making evidence-based, simple and government aligned decisions. Occuhealth has experience […]
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a respiratory illness. Symptoms include fever, coughing, sore throat and shortness of breath. The virus can spread from person to person, but good hygiene can prevent infection. This includes the use of respiratory protection. Preventive measures for protecting workers from exposure depends on the type of work performed and knowledge of the […]
A Queensland Government audit of 10 workplaces found 26 employees suffering from silicosis, six of whom considered terminal. One sufferer only 27 years old! Silicosis is a form of occupational lung disease caused by the inhalation of construction dust, known as crystalline silica. Crystalline silica dust is formed when materials are worked on (such as […]
Are you aware of the changes to the classification of welding fumes? Welding activities produce many hazards through the production of contaminants in welding fumes and ultraviolet (UV) radiation in the welding process. Depending on the material and welding procedure that are used, the health limitations range from irritation of the airways to cases of […]
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