Government Gazette Notice GN R839 in GG 40412; Guidance Note for the implementation of standard threshold shift (STS) in the medical surveillance.
Regulation 839 was published in the Government Gazette on 15 July 2016. It states:
Milestone baselines should be completed by 31 December 2017. It is recommended that companies allow for a period of at least 12 to 24 months to complete milestone baselines.
A milestone baseline audiogram must be conducted between 1 July 2016 and 31 December 2017 on every current employee [exposed to noise].
From 1 July 2016 a milestone baseline audiogram must be conducted within 30 days of commencement of employment on every new employee [exposed to noise].
The monitoring for the STS from milestone baselines will commence from 01 January 2018.
AMS (the Occupational Health Management software of choice), is fully compliant with the Milestone Baseline regulations. For more information please visit the AMS home page; http://ams.deepred.co.za