It is estimated that thirty per cent of Australians are exposed to loud noise at work. Have your say on options to monitor hearing loss in the workplace

We are reviewing clause 58 of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017, which sets out audiometric testing requirements for employers in NSW.

We want your feedback on the following options:

  • granting employers with exemptions from providing regular audiometric testing (current situation)
  • requiring employers to provide regular audiometric testing for their workers
  • allowing employers to decide whether regular audiometric testing is necessary for their workers.

For more information on the proposed options, download our discussion paper.

Tell us what you think

We want to hear from:

  • people who work in industries such as mining, manufacturing, construction, farming or hospitality
  • business owners and employers
  • union representatives
  • industry association members
  • representatives from government agencies, the sciences or legal associations
  • work health and safety practitioners
  • medical professionals
  • anyone with an interest in workplace safety.

Your feedback will help us better understand the impact of the proposed options on industry, workers and government.

Thank you for your feedback

New rules begin 1 January 2024

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Other ways to have your say

If you are unable to access the online survey or upload a submission, you can mail your submission to:

Audiometric Testing Consultation
Policy and Strategy, Better Regulation Division
NSW Department of Customer Service
92 - 100 Donnison Street

Submissions must be date-stamped no later than 5.00 pm Monday 7 November 2022.

All submissions will be made publicly available on this consultation page. If you do not want your personal details or any part of your submission published, please indicate this clearly. Automatically generated confidentiality statements are not sufficient. Submissions may be referred to in a report on the outcome of the consultation, however any anonymous submissions will be referred to as such.

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This consultation is for SafeWork NSW, Department of Customer Service.

Have your say consultations are run by the NSW Department of Customer Service (McKell Building, 2-4 Rawson Place, Haymarket NSW 2000).

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