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48 articles are classified in All Articles > Issue/challenge/risk > Illness/injury/hazard type > Noise

BHP focused on contractor safety, black lung prevention

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk, Research and reports
BHP is establishing a set of universal minimum safety requirements for engaging and managing contractors across its global operations and also plans to improve how it investigates safety incidents and shares lessons learned, after the death of two workers during the 2018 financial year, the global resources company says in its latest sustainability report.

Noise controls must address chemicals, individual needs

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk, Journal articles - occupational medicine research, Research and reports
The "action level" for workplace noise exposure and the benefits of hearing protective devices vary between individuals, while noise controls must mitigate the risk of exposure to ototoxic chemicals, according to a new guidance statement from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Crashes the tip of the injury iceberg in hazardous sector

Workers' compensation, Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk, Research and reports
A unique Monash University report has found that while the truck driving sector is notorious for fatal and debilitating crashes, more than four in five lost-time injuries result from other causes. It also identifies the geographical regions that will benefit most from interventions, and warns that falling claim numbers could be linked to legislative changes rather than safety improvements.


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