This Decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) is the result of Safe Work Australia’s review of the current toxicological information and overseas trends in the regulation of lead in the workplace

Under the model Work Health and Safety Laws, workplaces that handle or use hazardous chemicals must use the hierarchy of controls to manage health and safety risks.  

If your work involves lead, as the PCBU, you may have additional duties under the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations. 

Lead is a hazard to worker health and safety. Learn about lead in the workplace and the health effects from working with it. 

When you make work health and safety (WHS) a priority, workers are more likely to make it a priority too. 

Inorganic lead (lead) and lead compounds are found in many workplaces.

The model Work Health and Safety (Blood Lead Removal Levels) amended Regulations 2018 – model provisions amends:  

  • R394 Meaning of lead risk work 

The Australian Work Exposures Study (AWES) was a national survey conducted by the Western Australian Institute of Medical Research (WAIMR) in 2011–12 that investigated work-related exposures among

This information sheet provides advice on the current laws and requirements when managing inorganic lead in the workplace.