The Minister for ACC, the Hon. Dr Nick Smith, has announced that new regulations on financial support for people with hearing loss will come into force on 1 January 2011. The regulations will introduce changes to entitlements, processes and claim management for hearing loss at ACC. This document provides vendors with details of the changes and helps them prioritise their preparations to enable the easiest possible transition from the current Audiology Services contract to operating in the regulated environment.
A survey of noise in saw-milling and wood processing industries, commissioned by ACC and carried out by the University of Otago, with the aim of assessing noise within the industry and identifying simple solutions to reducing the noise.
The aim of this study was to assess the risk of noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) in shearing and investigate practicable control methods.
McBride, Cowan, Utumapu, & Wallaart
In this report, the sources of the noise of the shearing systems are investigated to focus future efforts to reduce the magnitude of the noise of the shearing systems.
Mahn – Acoustic Research Group, University of Canterbury
In the twelve months to May 2000 Tranz Rail’s appalling health and safety record culminated in the death of five workers. This paper examines the history of rail from its birth to its corporatisation, sale and eventual renationalisation in an examination of how this came about and the progress made in this area after the Tranz Rail Inquiry.
By Hazel Armstrong