Exposure to loud and harmful noise is a serious health and safety hazard in Australian workplaces. Occupational noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common yet preventable occupational diseases1, with an estimated 1.1 million workers exposed to hazardous levels of noise at work2.
In this toolkit, you will find resources to promote noise and hearing safety, and prevent noise induced hearing loss in your workplace. This includes factsheets, posters, infographics, social media templates and a staff newsletter template. There are also ideas for use on social media and other communication channels.
Prevention Toolkit Resources
1. Si S, Lewkowski K, Fritschi L, Heyworth J, Liew D, Li I. Productivity Burden of Occupational Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in Australia: A Life Table Modelling Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Jun 29;17(13):4667. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17134667. PMID: 32610505; PMCID: PMC7369732.
2. Lewkowski K, Heyworth JS, Li IW, Williams W, McCausland K, Gray C, Ytterstad E, Glass DC, Fuente A, Si S, Florath I. Exposure to noise and ototoxic chemicals in the Australian workforce. Occupational and environmental medicine. 2019 May 1;76(5):341-8.
Safe Work Australia, National Data Set for Compensation