Guidance for managing risks of exposure to diesel exhaust in the workplace available now

Approximately 1.2 million Australian workers were exposed to diesel exhaust in the workplace in 2011.

Short term exposure to high levels of diesel exhaust can cause eye, nose, throat and lung irritation or even suffocation. Long term exposure can worsen allergies, increase the risk of heart and lung disease and increase the risk of lung cancer.

Safe Work Australia has released a guide and information sheet about diesel exhaust exposure to help workplaces manage the risks of exposure to diesel exhaust. You can also watch the video about Dangers of diesel fumes for business as part of the 2015 Virtual Seminar Series.

Read more in the Guidance material about diesel exhaust exposure media release.


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