The Commonwealth, states and territories regulate and enforce WHS laws.
We created the model WHS laws in 2011.
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Noise can damage your hearing if it’s too loud. Both sudden, loud noises, like an explosion, and constant, loud noise, like working near industrial machinery, can damage your hearing.
Hearing damage includes permanent or temporary hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears).
As the person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU), you must reduce your workers exposure to noise as much as is possible.
SWA is not a regulator and cannot advise you about WHS issues in the workplace. If you need help please contact your state or territory work health and safety authority.