Occupational noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a major compensable industrial disease in Australia, which has severe impact – sufferers have trouble communicating, can become socially isolated and experience a substantial reduction in their quality of life. As well as the negative affects directly associated with the individual affected, NIHL also has substantial economic costs. Exposure to excessive noise causes increased employee turnover and absenteeism as well as lowered performance.
Although NIHL is irreversible, it can prevented. In this webinar, Kerri-Ann Jessep, Client Support Consultant and Occupational Hygienist at Medgate, teaches you how you can better protect your employees from noise induced hearing loss.
Watch this video and learn:
- The differences between sound and noise and how we process them
- How Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs) are determined and monitored
- Some of the health effects that hearing loss can have on your employees
- How to develop a successful hearing conservation program
- The key differences between proactive and reactive hearing conservation programs