Express your views on workplace chemical exposure standards before Friday 18 December

There is only one week left to express your views in a public consultation process on exposure standards for hazardous chemicals used in workplaces.

Exposure standards refer to the airborne concentration of individual chemicals in the worker’s breathing zone which, according to current knowledge, should not cause adverse health effects or undue discomfort to nearly all workers.
Exposure standards are specified in the model Work Health and Safety Regulations as mandatory legal limits to protect the health of workers and minimise exposure to chemicals in the workplace.

Safe Work Australia is holding this public consultation process to examine the role of exposure standards and how they could be reviewed and maintained. This consultation process will help inform policy options for the regulation of exposure standards.

Read The Role of Chemical Exposure Standards in Work Health and Safety Laws: Discussion Paper and submit your views on the Safe Work Australia public submissions website.

The public consultation period closes 5.30 pm AEDT, Friday 18 December 2015.


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