Workplace exposure standards for airborne contaminants (2019)

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This document is the list of workplace exposure standards (WES).  

The WES has been updated for respirable crystalline silica. The updates will not take effect in your state or territory until your jurisdiction implements them. 

These jurisdictions implemented the updated WES for respirable crystalline silica on these dates: 

  • Victoria – 17 December 2019 

  • South Australia – 1 July 2020 

  • Queensland (WHS) – 1 July 2020 

  • Queensland (coal mining, mining and quarrying) – 1 September 2020 

  • Australian Capital Territory – 1 July 2020 

  • Northern Territory – 1 July 2020 

  • New South Wales – 1 July 2020 

  • Commonwealth – 1 July 2020 

  • Western Australia – 27 October 2020 

This list was last updated on 20 November 2020. 

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Managing health and safety
The work environment
Asbestos
Carcinogens
Confined spaces
Crystalline silica and silicosis
Hazardous chemicals
Lead
Workplace exposure standards for chemicals