57 Managing risk of hearing loss from noise 1 A person conducting a business or

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57 Managing risk of hearing loss from noise (1) A person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must manage, in accordance with Part 3.1, risks to health and safety relating to hearing loss associated with noise. Note. WHS Act—section 19 (see clause 9). (2) A person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must ensure that the noise that a worker is exposed to at the workplace does not exceed the exposure standard for noise. Maximum penalty— (a) in the case of an individual—$6,000, or (b) in the case of a body corporate—$30,000. 58 Audiometric testing (1) This clause applies in relation to a worker who is frequently required by the person conducting the business or undertaking to use personal protective equipment to protect the worker from the risk of hearing loss associated with noise that exceeds the exposure standard for noise.
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(2) The person conducting the business or undertaking who provides the personal protective equipment as a control measure must provide audiometric testing for the worker— (a) within 3 months of the worker commencing the work, and (b) in any event, at least every 2 years. Maximum penalty— (a) in the case of an individual—$6,000, or (b) in the case of a body corporate—$30,000. c. One code of practice and relevant provisions An approved code of practice is a practical guide to achieving the standards of health, safety and welfare required under the WHS Act, the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011. WHS codes of practice are generally developed with input from all state and territory WHS regulators as well as worker and business representatives. Codes of practice are admissible in court proceedings under WHS legislation. Courts may regard a code of practice as evidence of what is known about a hazard, risk or control. Emergency planning for mines This code of practice has been approved under section 274 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011. This code of practice has been developed under the ‘Inter-Governmental Agreement for Consistency or Uniformity of Mine Safety Legislation and Regulations in NSW, Queensland and Western Australia’ and forms part of the mining safety legislative framework for these states. Under this agreement, tri-state model legislation was developed, although designed to be structured and customised differently in each of these states. This code provides a practical guide for developing and maintaining an effective emergency plan to meet the requirements under the WHS laws. The aim is to provide for all people to be safely managed when an emergency occurs, or is likely to occur, at a mine. This code should be used by mine operators when preparing an emergency plan for a mine. Other persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) may also refer to this code when consulting, cooperating and coordinating with the mine operator regarding emergency arrangements. Workers at a mine may use this code to help them when consulting with PCBUs about preparing, testing or reviewing the emergency plan.
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  • Winter '17
  • Renato Cierro
  • Occupational safety and health, Material safety data sheet, work health, WHS Operations

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