It is important that workers and others are protected from exposure to excess noise in the workplace as it can have a negative impact on their health and safety. All organisations have specific obligations under WHS legislation to manage the risks of hearing loss associated with exposure to noise at the workplace.
The Noise Management Module is a 12-page document that provides guidance to help manage the risks associated with noise that exceeds 85dB averaged over eight (8) hours.
It is expected that all persons read and understand this Module before starting work that involves manual handling.
The policy includes: