Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) affects almost 250 million people globally (Smith, 2004) the majority through exposure at the worksite. In Australia, WorkSafe estimates that the cost to the nation and industry is $35 million annually in deafness compensation payment alone through 10,000 worker’s compensation claims.
GHS Health and Safety consultants can help your business assess your noise management strategies, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of your noise program and recommend opportunities to reduce exposure to your employees. thereby contributing to business process improvements, productivity and safety culture.
Hand-arm vibration (HAV) is a widespread hazard for employees in many industries and occupations. HAV exposure at work can arise from the use of hand-held power tools (such as grinders or hammer drills), hand-guided machinery (such as lawnmowers and plate compactors) and hand-fed machines (such as pedestal grinders). Prolonged and regular exposure to this vibration can affect the operator’s health. The risks from vibration can be controlled and employees can be protected from ill health caused by vibration which leads to Hand Arms Vibration syndrome
GHS Health and Safety consultants can help your business on carrying out risk assessment, estimating vibration exposure, controlling risks, arranging health surveillance, understanding the duties of machinery manufacturers and suppliers to their customers, and how to obtain competent help with your assessment and control of risks.
BTEX stands for benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes. These compounds are some of the volatile organic compounds (VOC) found in petroleum derivatives such as petrol. Toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes have harmful effects on the central nervous system.
BTEX compounds are notorious due to the potential contamination of soil and groundwater with these compounds and exposure to these compounds by your workforce. Contamination and exposure typically occurs near petroleum and natural gas production sites, petrol stations, and other areas with underground storage tanks or above-ground storage tanks, containing gasoline or other petroleum-related products.
GHS Health and Safety consultants can help your business on carrying out risk assessments, determining exposure to your workforce and potential leak paths to soil and ground water, controlling risks, arranging health surveillance, and how to obtain competent help with your assessment and control of risks.