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Workplace Exposure Standards open for comment

Safe Work Australia is seeking comments on the draft evaluation report and recommendations for the Workplace Exposure Standards beginning with respirable crystalline silica and respirable coal dust.

Safe Work Australia is evaluating the Workplace exposure standards for airborne contaminants to ensure they are based on the highest quality evidence and supported by a rigorous scientific approach.

In particular, Safe Work Australia is seeking comments of a technical nature regarding:

  • the toxicological information and data that the value is based upon
  • the measurement and analysis information provided.

Comments on the draft evaluation reports and recommendations for respirable crystalline silica and respirable coal dust can be provided through Safe Work Australia’s consultation platform Engage by 30 April 2019.

The feedback received will be considered when making the final recommendations regarding the workplace exposure standards.

The draft evaluation reports and recommendations for the remaining chemicals on the Workplace exposure standards for airborne contaminants, as well as additional chemicals that are being considered for inclusion on this list, will be released throughout 2019.

More information about the workplace exposure standards review can be found on the Safe Work Australia website.

Page last updated: 01 Mar 2019