Noise pollution warning

WESTERN Australia’s Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety has found a large percentage of mine workers in the state are regularly exposed to noise levels that could cause permanent and debilitating damage.

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WA mining authorities are trying to make sure workers' hearing is protected.

After analysing daily noise exposure data collated through the Safety Regulation System, the DMIRS also found there is a notable trend towards overreliance by employers on personal protective