Tradies National Health Month – protect your hearing
Tradies National Health Month is every August, focusing on educating our tradies on the importance of their health and safety, both at home and in the workplace.
Our tradies face some of the most physically demanding jobs day in and day out and statistically have more time off work due to injury than other industries.
At Hearsafe Australia, we’re getting behind our tradies to make sure they’re not only looking after their bodies and wellbeing, but also their hearing health. Tradies are exposed to some of the noisiest environments each and every day increasing their risk of noise induced hearing loss. Once on these jobs sites, tradies will often work with high powered equipment, loud machinery and power tools, just to name a few.
By law, hearing protection is required in any workplace where the average noise exposure is over 85dB (A). Health and Safety officers must also make sure that the hearing protection products used by employees comply with the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulation.
Hearsafe specializes in professional custom-made hearing protection and communications solutions, with products from ACS becoming the standard for industrial applications worldwide. If you’re a tradie or employer, ensure you and your team have the correct hearing protection to suit your industry.
Tradies, protect your hearing not just this month, but every month with Hearsafe Australia.