Occupational lung disease

The workplace exposure standard (WES) for respirable coal dust has been reduced from 3 mg/m3 to 1.5 mg/m3.

The workplace exposure standard (WES) for coal dust (containing less than five per cent quartz) (respirable dust) has been reduced from 3 mg/m3 to 1.5 mg/m3.

Safe Work Australia is calling for public submissions on how to best manage the respirable crystalline silica (silica dust) in Australian workplaces.

We are seeking feedback from stakeholders and the general public on the impact of regulatory and non-regulatory options to minimise exposures to respirable crystalline silica at Australian workplac

Occupational lung diseases remain a priority for Safe Work Australia.

This page provides checklists, information sheets and case studies on occupational respiratory diseases for the manufacturing industry.

This page provides checklists, information sheets and case studies on occupational respiratory diseases for the engineered stone sector.

This page provides checklists, information sheets and case studies on occupational respiratory diseases for the construction industry.

This page provides checklists, information sheets and case studies on occupational respiratory diseases for the agriculture industry.

Air monitoring might be needed to make sure that your workers are not exposed to airborne concentrations of a substance above the workplace exposure standard.