Report on the prohibition on use of engineered stone

On 28 February 2023, WHS ministers asked Safe Work Australia to undertake further analysis and consultation on a prohibition on use of engineered stone. 

On 16 August 2023, following extensive consultation, independent economic analysis and an expert review of evidence, Safe Work Australia provided a report making recommendations to Commonwealth, state and territory WHS ministers on options to prohibit the use of engineered stone. 

The Agency thanks the workers, PCBUs, employer and worker representatives, WHS professionals, medical professionals, academics, government agencies, industry and peak bodies who made submissions to the consultation. These have been published on Safe Work Australia’s consultation website Engage.

Safe Work Australia is unable to comment on the report while it is being considered by WHS ministers.