The workplace exposure standard consultation regulation impact statement is now available.
The consultation regulation impact statement: Workplace exposure standards framework under the model WHS laws (consultation RIS) is now available.
The consultation RIS aims to determine the impact of, and best way to implement, an update to Australia’s workplace exposure standard framework. The consultation RIS integrates the outcomes from the public discussion paper, The role of chemical exposure standards in work health and safety laws (2015) and the Business survey on workplace exposure standards (2017). It discovers how well the current system works and identifies improvements to the existing workplace exposure standard framework.
It also explores whether the workplace exposure standards should remain legally enforceable under the model WHS laws, or become advisory standards for duty holders to keep aware of.
Submissions are welcomed from workers, duty holders (e.g. employers), regulators, government departments, unions, members of the public and other parties that have an interest in, or use, store, handle, generate, or dispose of hazardous chemicals or substances that can become airborne.
To access the consultation RIS and make a submission visit our consultation platform, Engage. For more information on the review and consultation on the workplace exposure standards for chemicals webpage.
The consultation period will close at 11.59 pm on 13 September 2018.