Exemption issued for testing requirements
SafeWork NSW has issued a further one year exemption for the audiometric testing requirements of clause 58(2) of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017 (the Reg).
The previous exemption expired on 1 January 2018. The new exemption will apply for the period 1 January 2018 – 31 December 2018.
The exemption has been granted because a national review of the model WHS legislation is due to commence in February 2018, which could result in changes to the WHS Act and/or WHS Reg – including Clause 58 Audiometric testing.
Please note, the granting of this exemption does not lessen PCBU’s legislative duties to control hazardous noise.