Industrial Screening Audiometry Ltd

Health Department figures indicate over 500,000 New Zealand workers work where noise levels may lead to hearing loss. The estimated annual cost is about 76 million dollars. According to WorkSafe research the effect of noise in the work place is higher staff turnover, absenteeism, and can create poor morale and miscommunication.

For more information on workplace noise, you can download any of the following documents issued by WorkSafe.

Establish A Basis For Action

Assess your present position
Set goals and policies
Establish a noise management strategy
Monitor and evaluate
Monitoring checklist

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Fact Sheets

Effects of noise and value of good hearing
Questions and answers on noise and noise control
Ways of avoiding hearing damage
Hearing protectors

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Costs / Benefits of Noise Control

Costs of noise to organizations
Costs of noise to personnel
Benefits of noise control for organizations
Benefits of noise control for personnel

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Personal Protection

Grading system
Selecting the right protectors for each person
Compatibility with the Work
Acceptability to the Wearer
Protector maintenance

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A Message to Employees on Avoiding Hearing Loss

Good hearing is important
Noise can cause loss of hearing
Prevention of hearing loss
Hearing loss affects many aspects of your life
How will I know if noise is affecting my hearing?
How is hearing measured?
What can I do when my hearing is damaged?

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Fact Sheets

How noise affects your hearing
How hearing damage can be avoided
Responsibilities of employers and employees
How managers and workers can reduce noise
Fitting personal hearing protection
Facts about hearing protection

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