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Date PostedMay 19, 2019

1 in 5 Australian Men Exposed to Excess Noise Levels at Work

According to new research led by Curtin University, almost 1 in 5 Australian men are exposed to excessive noise levels at work (noise levels above the recommended occupation limit).

Researchers surveyed almost 5000 Australian workers to determine how many were exposed to this workplace hazard as well as exposure to chemicals that can damage hearing including some metals, gases and solvents.

The results were published in the Occupational and Environment Medicine Journal.

According to lead author Mrs Kate Lewkowski, an audiologist from the School of Public Health at Curtin University,loss of hearing is a leading cause of disability in Australia.

Read more at: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-03-australian-tradies-exposed-excess-noise.html

Peter Cutforth is a Director at Urban E-Learning, a global elearning and web strategy firm based in George St Brisbane. Peter's interests extend to training, safety and compliance, online marketing, and Mobile Apps.

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