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Parts of Australia have been experiencing reduced outdoor air quality as a result of bushfire smoke and airborne dust.
Your workplace must have measures in place to protect worker health and safety and manage the risks of working outdoors.
Consider the geographic location of your workplace. If you are in close proximity to a dust storm or smoke from bushfires, check your local air quality index to obtain the latest health advice.
State and territories have primary responsibility for monitoring and managing air quality in their jurisdictions.
Contact your local environmental agency and WHS authority for specific guidance and suggested actions.
- Department of Health - Health alert: bushfires and smoke
- NSW Department of Health - Smoke advice
- NSW Department of Health - Dust storm advice
- ACT Health - Smoke advice
- QLD Government - Bushfires and dust storms
- Environment Protection Authority Victoria - Air pollution advice
- Tasmanian Government Department of Health - Bushfire smoke advice
- NT Department of Health - Smoky conditions: health alert
- Fair Work Ombudsman website - For leave and employee entitlements