Carcinogens https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/ en Health monitoring guides https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/collection/health-monitoring-guides <div class="node node--type-collection node--view-mode-rss layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Health monitoring is provided by a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU), such as an employer, for a worker. It involves using medical tests to monitor and protect a worker’s health because of exposure to hazardous chemicals.</p> <p>There are different health monitoring guides for PCBUs, workers and registered medical practitioners:</p> <ul> <li><a data-entity-substitution="canonical" data-entity-type="node" data-entity-uuid="5dc6e5dc-ab57-46d3-91c2-3a17289d8003" href="/doc/health-monitoring-persons-conducting-business-or-undertaking-guide" title="Health monitoring for persons conducting a business or undertaking guide">Health monitoring guide for persons conducting business or undertakings (PCBUs) </a></li> <li><a data-entity-substitution="canonical" data-entity-type="node" data-entity-uuid="81052924-f1a1-4080-a67b-4960e2f89aa1" href="/doc/health-monitoring-when-you-work-hazardous-chemicals-guide" title="Health monitoring when you work with hazardous chemicals guide">Health monitoring guide for workers</a> </li> <li><a data-entity-substitution="canonical" data-entity-type="node" data-entity-uuid="f376733c-6089-46e1-8a32-f653c699428f" href="/doc/health-monitoring-registered-medical-practitioners-guide" title="Health monitoring for registered medical practitioners guide">Health monitoring guide for registered medical practitioners</a></li> </ul> <p>Health monitoring is not an alternative to implementing effective control measures according to the <a href="https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/book/model-code-practice-how-manage-work-health-and-safety-risks#41-the-hierarchy-of-control-measures">hierarchy of controls</a>. Health monitoring provides information to the PCBU about the control measures that are used at the workplace. It lets the PCBU know if control measures are not effective or if a worker’s health is being affected by exposure to hazardous chemicals.</p> <p>Health monitoring is carried out by or supervised by a registered medical practitioner (a doctor) with experience in health monitoring. </p> <h2>Hazardous chemicals that need health monitoring</h2> <p>For hazardous chemicals, a PCBU must provide health monitoring to workers if there is a significant risk: </p> <ul> <li>to worker’s health because of exposure to a <a href="https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/system/files/documents/2003/model-whs-regulations-dec2020.pdf#page=500">hazardous chemical listed in table 14.1 of Schedule 14</a>, or </li> <li>of exposure to another hazardous chemical (not listed in Schedule 14) and there are suitable testing methods available such as cyclophosphamide, ethyl benzene and nickel. </li> </ul> <p>Lead and asbestos have different health monitoring requirements.</p> <p>You can read more about health monitoring requirements in the individual health monitoring guides for hazardous chemicals.</p> <div class="alert alert-info" role="alert"> <p>Please note: These guides will help you to comply with your duties under the model WHS laws and should not be relied on in the place of the full text of those laws.</p> <p>Safe Work Australia is a national policy body responsible for WHS and workers’ compensation. We do not regulate or enforce WHS laws. When monitoring the health of workers, the WHS laws that apply in a<a href="http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au"> state or territory</a> must be followed alongside other legislation, for example privacy laws and laws for handling personal information of workers.</p> </div> <h2>Further advice</h2> <p>If you have questions about health monitoring, email <a href="mailto:info@swa.gov.au">info@swa.gov.au</a>. </p> <p>If you need help deciding what you need to do at your workplace, contact your <a data-entity-substitution="canonical" data-entity-type="node" data-entity-uuid="12c234af-dab3-4118-8023-6d440023df92" href="/whs-authorities-contact-information" title="WHS regulators' contact information">WHS regulator</a>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/23" hreflang="en">Hazardous chemicals</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/25" hreflang="en">Managing health and safety</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tag-by-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Topic</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/32" hreflang="en">Asbestos</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/43" hreflang="en">Carcinogens</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/55" hreflang="en">Disease and illness</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/85" hreflang="en">Hazardous chemicals</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Health monitoring</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-industry-group field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Industry &amp; Business</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/437" hreflang="en">Accommodation services</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/438" hreflang="en">Agriculture</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/439" hreflang="en">Cargo handling</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/730" hreflang="en">Construction</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/440" hreflang="en">Diving</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/441" hreflang="en">Forestry work</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/442" hreflang="en">Government</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/443" hreflang="en">Health care and social assistance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/444" hreflang="en">Major hazard facilities</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/445" hreflang="en">Manufacturing</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/446" hreflang="en">Mining</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/448" hreflang="en">Public administration and safety</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/449" hreflang="en">Retail services</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/450" hreflang="en">Small business</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/451" hreflang="en">Supply chains and networks</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/452" hreflang="en">Transport</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-document-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Document type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/160" hreflang="en">Guidance materials</a></div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 04 May 2020 04:37:15 +0000 Carcinogens Guidance for managing the risks of diesel exhaust https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/collection/guidance-managing-risks-diesel-exhaust <div class="node node--type-collection node--view-mode-rss layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Safe Work Australia has developed a guide and information sheet on managing the risks of diesel exhaust exposure in the workplace.</p> <p>Short term exposure to high levels of diesel exhaust can cause eye, nose, throat and lung irritation or even suffocation. Long term exposure can worsen allergies, increase the risk of heart and lung disease and increase the risk of lung cancer.</p> <p>Workers most likely to be exposed to diesel exhaust include drive-in booth operators, miners, construction workers, oil and gas workers, forklift drivers, loading dock workers, truck drivers, farmworkers, stevedores, and vehicle maintenance workers.</p> <h2>Audience</h2> <p>You should use this guide and information sheet if you are a worker or if you manage a worker who is exposed to or is likely to be exposed to diesel exhaust.</p> <h2>Related materials</h2> <p>This guidance should be read in conjunction with the following Safe Work Australia documents:</p> <ul> <li><a href="/node/1024">Managing Risks of Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a 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business</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 19 Mar 2020 11:13:53 +0000 Carcinogens Hazardous chemicals requiring health monitoring https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/doc/hazardous-chemicals-requiring-health-monitoring-0 <div class="node node--type-document node--view-mode-rss layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="field field-overview"> <div class="field__label">Overview</div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The information in this guidance is taken from regulation 436 (asbestos) and Schedule 14 of the model WHS Regulations.</p> <h2>Hazardous chemicals requiring health monitoring</h2> <p>The information in this Appendix is taken from regulation 436 (asbestos) and Schedule 14 to the WHS Regulations.</p> <h3>Hazardous chemicals requiring health monitoring under the WHS Regulations and their type of health monitoring</h3> <div class="container card"> <div class="row cardblock"> <div class="col-sm"> <ol> <li><strong>Acrylonitrile</strong> <ul> <li>Demographic, medical and occupational history</li> <li>Records of personal exposure</li> <li>Physical examination</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Arsenic (inorganic) </strong> <ul> <li>Demographic, medical and occupational history</li> <li>Records of personal exposure</li> <li>Physical examination with emphasis on the peripheral nervous system and skin</li> <li>Urinary inorganic arsenic</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Asbestos</strong>   <ul> <li>Demographic, medical and occupational history</li> <li>Records of personal exposure</li> <li>Physical examination</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Benzene</strong>   <ul> <li>Demographic, medical and occupational history</li> <li>Records of personal exposure</li> <li>Physical examination</li> <li>Baseline blood sample for haematological profile</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Cadmium</strong> <ul> <li>Demographic, medical and occupational history</li> <li>Records of personal exposure</li> <li>Physical examination with emphasis on the respiratory system</li> <li>Standard respiratory questionnaire to be completed</li> <li>Standard respiratory function tests including for example, FEV1, FVC and FEV1/FVC</li> <li>Urinary cadmium and β2-microglobulin</li> <li>Health advice, including counselling on the effect of smoking on cadmium exposure</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Chromium </strong>(inorganic)   <ul> <li>Demographic, medical and occupational history</li> <li>Physical examination with emphasis on the respiratory system and skin</li> <li>Weekly skin inspection of hands and forearms by a competent person</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Creosote</strong> <ul> <li>Demographic, medical and occupational history</li> <li>Health advice, including recognition of photosensitivity and skin changes</li> <li>Physical examination with emphasis on the neurological system and skin, noting any abnormal lesions and evidence of skin sensitisation</li> <li>Records of personal exposure, including photosensitivity</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Isocyanates</strong>   <ul> <li>Demographic, medical and occupational history</li> <li>Completion of a standardised respiratory questionnaire</li> <li>Physical examination of the respiratory system and skin</li> <li>Standardised respiratory function tests, FEV1, FVC and FEV1/FVC</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Lead (inorganic)  </strong> <ul> <li>Demographic, medical and occupational history</li> <li>Physical examination</li> <li>Blood lead level</li> </ul> </li> </ol> </div> <div class="col-sm"> <ol start="10"> <li><strong>Mercury (inorganic) </strong>  <ul> <li>Demographic, medical and occupational history</li> <li>Physical examination with emphasis on dermatological, gastrointestinal, neurological and renal systems</li> <li>Urinary inorganic mercury</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>4,4’-Methylene bis(2-chloroaniline) (MOCA</strong>)   <ul> <li>Demographic, medical and occupational history</li> <li>Physical examination</li> <li>Urinary total MOCA</li> <li>Dipstick analysis of urine for haematuria</li> <li>Urine cytology</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Organophosphate pesticides </strong>  <ul> <li>Demographic, medical and occupational history including pattern of use</li> <li>Physical examination</li> <li>Baseline estimation of red cell and plasma cholinesterase activity levels by the Ellman or equivalent method</li> <li>Estimation of red cell and plasma cholinesterase activity towards the end of the working day on which organophosphate pesticides have been used<br />  </li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Pentachlorophenol (PCP) </strong>  <ul> <li>Demographic, medical and occupational history</li> <li>Records of personal exposure</li> <li>Physical examination with emphasis on the skin, noting any abnormal lesions or effects of irritancy</li> <li>Urinary total pentachlorophenol</li> <li>Dipstick urinalysis for haematuria and proteinuria</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) </strong>  <ul> <li>Demographic, medical and occupational history</li> <li>Physical examination</li> <li>Records of personal exposure, including photosensitivity</li> <li>Health advice, including recognition of photosensitivity and skin changes</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Silica, crystalline </strong>  <ul> <li>Demographic, medical and occupational history</li> <li>Records of personal exposure</li> <li>Standardised respiratory questionnaire to be completed</li> <li>Standardised respiratory function test, for example, FEV1, FVC and FEV1/FVC</li> <li>Chest X-Ray full PA view (baseline and high risk workers only)</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Thallium  </strong> <ul> <li>Demographic, medical and occupational history</li> <li>Physical examination</li> <li>Urinary thallium</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Vinyl chloride  </strong> <ul> <li>Demographic, medical and occupational history</li> <li>Physical examination</li> <li>Records of personal exposure</li> </ul> </li> </ol> </div> </div> </div> <h2>Examples of chemicals to consider for health monitoring</h2> <p>You may wish to consider the following examples of hazardous chemicals and their testing methods, which are not listed in Schedule 14 to the model WHS Regulations, when implementing a health monitoring program for your workers.</p> <h3>Some hazardous chemicals which may require health monitoring and their type of health monitoring</h3> <div class="container card"> <div class="row cardblock"> <div class="col-sm"> <ol> <li><strong>Antimony</strong> <ul> <li>Demographic, medical and occupational history</li> <li>Records of personal exposure</li> <li>Physical examination with emphasis on the respiratory system and skin</li> <li>Urinary antimony level</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Arsenic (inorganic)</strong> <ul> <li>Extra:</li> <li>Urinary inorganic arsenic by speciation (inorganic arsenic plus methylated metabolites)</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Benzene</strong> <ul> <li>Extra:</li> <li>Urinary S-phenylmercapturic acid (s-PMA)</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Beryllium</strong> <ul> <li>Demographic, medical and occupational history</li> <li>Records of personal exposure</li> <li>Physical examination with emphasis on respiratory and dermatological systems</li> <li>Urinary beryllium level</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Butanone (methyl ethyl ketone, MEK)</strong> <ul> <li>Demographic, medical and occupational history</li> <li>Physical examination with emphasis on the central nervous system and skin</li> <li>Urinary MEK (2-butanone) level</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Carbon disulfide</strong> <ul> <li>Demographic, medical and occupational history</li> <li>Physical examination with emphasis on the respiratory system and skin</li> <li>Urinary 2-thiothiazolidine-4-carboxylic acid level</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Chromium (inorganic)</strong> <ul> <li>Extra:</li> <li>Urinary chromium</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Cobalt</strong> <ul> <li>Demographic, medical and occupational history</li> <li>Physical examination with emphasis on respiratory systems and skin</li> <li>Urinary cobalt level</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Creosote</strong> <ul> <li>Extra:</li> <li>Urinary 1-hydroxypyrene</li> </ul> </li> </ol> </div> <div class="col-sm"> <ol start="10"> <li><strong>Cyclophosphamide</strong> <ul> <li>Demographic, medical and occupational history</li> <li>Urinary cyclophosphamide level</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Dichloromethane</strong> <ul> <li>Collecting demographic, medical and occupational history</li> <li>Physical examination with emphasis on the central nervous system</li> <li>Urinary dichloromethane</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Ethyl benzene</strong> <ul> <li>Demographic, medical and occupational history</li> <li>Records of personal exposure</li> <li>Physical examination</li> <li>Baseline blood sample for haematological profile</li> <li>Urinary mandelic acid level</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Fluorides (including soluble fluorides and aluminium fluoride)</strong> <ul> <li>Demographic, medical and occupational history</li> <li>Physical examination with emphasis on the respiratory system</li> <li>Pre and post shift urinary fluoride level</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Isocyanates</strong> <ul> <li>Extra:</li> <li>Urinary isocyanate metabolites</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>4-methylpentan-2-one (methyl isobutyl ketone) MIBK</strong> <ul> <li>Demographic, medical and occupational history</li> <li>Physical examination with emphasis on the respiratory system and skin</li> <li>Urinary MIBK level</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Nickel</strong> <ul> <li>Demographic, medical and occupational history</li> <li>Physical examination with emphasis on dermatological and respiratory systems</li> <li>Urinary nickel level</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Organophosphate pesticides</strong> <ul> <li>Extra:</li> <li>Urinary organophosphate metabolites</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)</strong> <ul> <li>Extra:</li> <li>Urinary 1-hydroxypyrene</li> </ul> </li> </ol> </div> <div class="col-sm"> <ol start="19"> <li><strong>Styrene</strong> <ul> <li>Demographic, medical and occupational history</li> <li>Records of personal exposure</li> <li>Physical examination</li> <li>Baseline blood sample for haematological profile</li> <li>Urinary mandelic acid</li> </ul> </li> <li>Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene) <ul> <li>Demographic, medical and occupational history</li> <li>Physical examination with emphasis on the central nervous, respiratory and reproductive systems and skin</li> <li>Tetrachloroethylene blood level before shift</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Toluene</strong> <ul> <li>Demographic, medical and occupational history</li> <li>Records of personal exposure</li> <li>Physical examination</li> <li>Baseline blood sample for haematological profile</li> <li>Urinary o-cresol</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Trichloroethylene</strong> <ul> <li>Demographic, medical and occupational history</li> <li>Physical examination with emphasis on the central nervous system</li> <li>Urinary trichloroacetic acid or trichloroethane level</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Vinyl chloride</strong> <ul> <li>Extra:</li> <li>Annual liver function tests (AST, ALT, GGT, ALP, and bilirubin)</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Uranium</strong> <ul> <li>Demographic, medical and occupational history</li> <li>Physical examination</li> <li>Post shift urinary uranium level</li> <li>Urinary dipstick analysis for proteinuria</li> <li>Urinary cytology</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Xylene</strong> <ul> <li>Demographic, medical and occupational history</li> <li>Records of personal exposure</li> <li>Physical examination</li> <li>Baseline blood sample for haematological profile</li> <li>Urinary toluric acid</li> </ul> </li> </ol> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-downloads"> <h2 class="field__label">Downloads</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-document-info field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div 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class="field__item"><time datetime="2020-02-10T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">10 Feb 2020</time> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-document-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Document type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/160" hreflang="en">Guidance materials</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/23" hreflang="en">Hazardous chemicals</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/25" hreflang="en">Managing health and safety</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tag-by-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Topic</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Health monitoring</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/46" hreflang="en">Classifying chemicals</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/43" hreflang="en">Carcinogens</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/85" hreflang="en">Hazardous chemicals</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-industry-group field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Industry &amp; Business</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/438" hreflang="en">Agriculture</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/730" hreflang="en">Construction</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/442" hreflang="en">Government</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/443" hreflang="en">Health care and social assistance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/444" hreflang="en">Major hazard 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undertaking guide</a>.</p> <h2>Actions</h2> <ul> <li>Inform your worker or potential worker of health monitoring requirements before your worker carries out work with the hazardous chemical.</li> <li>Provide your worker with a copy of Health Monitoring guide for workers.</li> <li>Engage a registered medical practitioner with experience in health monitoring to carry out or supervise the health monitoring program.</li> <li>Provide the registered medical practitioner with information about the work and the work environment, hazardous chemicals your worker may be exposed to and control measures as described in this guide.</li> <li>In consultation with the registered medical practitioner, decide on the type and frequency of health monitoring while considering the hazardous chemicals being used and regulatory requirements in the WHS Regulations.</li> <li>Check in with the registered medical practitioner to ensure they have conducted or supervised the health monitoring program</li> <li>Get a copy of section one of the health monitoring report and: <ul> <li>identify the record as a confidential record about your worker, and</li> <li>keep the record at least 30 years after the record is made or 40 years for work with asbestos.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Provide a copy of section one of the health monitoring report to: <ul> <li>your worker</li> <li>other PCBUs who have a duty to provide health monitoring for your worker, and</li> <li>where indicated, to the regulator.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Inform your worker about the outcomes of the health monitoring including who has a copy.</li> </ul> <h2>Take action where the health monitoring report has the following</h2> <ul> <li>The worker is fit for work with the hazardous chemical  <ul> <li>No specific action.</li> <li>The worker can start or continue with work with the hazardous chemical.</li> </ul> </li> <li>The worker is fit to resume work with the hazardous chemical  <ul> <li>If your worker had been removed from work with a specific hazardous chemical, your worker is now considered medically fit to work with the hazardous chemical</li> <li>The worker can resume work with the hazardous chemical.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Biological monitoring results show unacceptable exposure levels  <ul> <li>Review control measures</li> <li>For lead risk work, give a copy of the report to the regulator and remove your worker from lead risk work.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Review workplace control measures   <ul> <li>Give a copy of the report to the regulator.</li> <li>Review control measures.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Remove your worker from work with the hazardous chemical  <ul> <li>Give a copy of the report to the regulator.</li> <li>Review control measures.</li> <li>Remove your worker from work with that specific hazardous chemical.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> </div> <div class="field-downloads"> <h2 class="field__label">Downloads</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-document-info field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden 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class="field__item"><time datetime="2020-02-14T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">14 Feb 2020</time> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-document-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Document type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/160" hreflang="en">Guidance materials</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/23" hreflang="en">Hazardous chemicals</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/25" hreflang="en">Managing health and safety</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tag-by-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Topic</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Health monitoring</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/46" hreflang="en">Classifying chemicals</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/43" hreflang="en">Carcinogens</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/85" hreflang="en">Hazardous chemicals</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-industry-group field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Industry &amp; Business</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/438" hreflang="en">Agriculture</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/730" hreflang="en">Construction</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/442" hreflang="en">Government</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/443" hreflang="en">Health care and social assistance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/444" hreflang="en">Major hazard 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field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Document type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/160" hreflang="en">Guidance materials</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/24" hreflang="en">Health and wellbeing</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tag-by-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Topic</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/43" hreflang="en">Carcinogens</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/85" hreflang="en">Hazardous chemicals</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-industry-group field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Industry &amp; Business</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/452" hreflang="en">Transport</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 19 Mar 2020 11:13:53 +0000 Carcinogens Guide to Managing Risks of Exposure to Carcinogens in the Workplace https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/doc/guide-managing-risks-exposure-carcinogens-workplace <div class="node node--type-document node--view-mode-rss layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="field field-overview"> <div class="field__label">Overview</div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2 tabindex="-1">Summary</h2> <p>This guide provides information on how to manage health and safety risks associated with chemical carcinogens in the workplace.</p> <p>It should be read by persons conducting a business or undertaking and workers who use, handle, store, manufacture, supply or dispose of chemical carcinogens.</p> <h2 tabindex="-1">Related materials</h2> <p>For further information on duties relating to managing the risks of hazardous chemicals in the workplace, please refer to the <em><a href="/node/1024">Model Code of Practice on Managing Risks of Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace</a>.</em></p> </div> <div class="field-downloads"> <h2 class="field__label">Downloads</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-document-info field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--document-info paragraph--view-mode--swa-document-first-item"> <ul class="document-tiles direct-dl-files row"> <li class="field field--name-field-file-information field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items col-sm-4"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--file-information paragraph--view-mode--swa-document-full-view"> <a 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field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/23" hreflang="en">Hazardous chemicals</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tag-by-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Topic</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/43" hreflang="en">Carcinogens</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/85" hreflang="en">Hazardous chemicals</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-industry-group field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Industry &amp; Business</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/438" hreflang="en">Agriculture</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 19 Mar 2020 11:13:53 +0000 Carcinogens Australian Work Exposure Study (AWES) - Carcinogen Exposures Construction Industry https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/doc/australian-work-exposure-study-awes-carcinogen-exposures-construction-industry <div class="node node--type-document node--view-mode-rss layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="field field-overview"> <div class="field__label">Overview</div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>A random, population-based sample of 5528 Australian workers participated in the Australian Work Exposure Study (AWES). Workers answered questions about the tasks they completed and the controls used at work. Based on their responses to those questions, the likelihood of exposure to 38 known or suspected carcinogens was estimated.</p> <p>The AWES focused on the most common tasks performed at work. Workers were not asked directly about their exposures to carcinogens and exposure levels were not measured in the workplace.</p> <p>This report describes the responses provided by 459 AWES participants categorised as working in the construction industry. It also outlines existing materials that provide information about health effects, common exposure scenarios and options for preventing or minimising potential exposures to carcinogens.</p> </div> <div class="field-downloads"> <h2 class="field__label">Downloads</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-document-info field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--document-info paragraph--view-mode--swa-document-first-item"> <ul class="document-tiles direct-dl-files row"> <li class="field field--name-field-file-information field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items col-sm-4"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--file-information paragraph--view-mode--swa-document-full-view"> <a href="/system/files/documents/1702/awes_-_carcinogen_exposures_in_the_construction_industry.docx" title="awes_-_carcinogen_exposures_in_the_construction_industry.docx" class="tile type-docx"><div class="document-icon"></div> <p class="link-type"><span class="visually-hidden">awes_-_carcinogen_exposures_in_the_construction_industry.docx</span> DOCX</p> <p class="file-size">1.09 MB</p> <div class="file-meta"> <div class="field field--name-field-isbn field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">ISBN</div> <div class="field__item">978-1-76028-673-6</div> </div> </div> </a> </div> </div> </li> <li class="field field--name-field-file-information field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items col-sm-4"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--file-information paragraph--view-mode--swa-document-full-view"> <a href="/system/files/documents/1702/awes_-_carcinogen_exposures_in_the_construction_industry.pdf" title="awes_-_carcinogen_exposures_in_the_construction_industry.pdf" class="tile type-pdf"><div class="document-icon"></div> <p class="link-type"><span class="visually-hidden">awes_-_carcinogen_exposures_in_the_construction_industry.pdf</span> PDF</p> <p class="file-size">1.61 MB</p> <div class="file-meta"> <div class="field field--name-field-isbn field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">ISBN</div> <div class="field__item">978-1-76028-673-6</div> </div> </div> </a> </div> </div> </li> </ul> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Publication date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2016-05-11T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">11 May 2016</time> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-document-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Document type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/170" hreflang="en">Reports</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/23" hreflang="en">Hazardous chemicals</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/28" hreflang="en">Research and studies</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/29" hreflang="en">Safety by industry and business</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tag-by-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Topic</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/43" hreflang="en">Carcinogens</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">Hazard surveillance research</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/85" hreflang="en">Hazardous chemicals</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-industry-group field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Industry &amp; Business</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/730" hreflang="en">Construction</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 19 Mar 2020 11:13:53 +0000 Carcinogens Australian Work Exposures Study (AWES) - Carcinogen Exposures Manufacturing Industry https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/doc/australian-work-exposures-study-awes-carcinogen-exposures-manufacturing-industry <div class="node node--type-document node--view-mode-rss layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="field field-overview"> <div class="field__label">Overview</div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>A random, population-based sample of 5528 Australian workers participated in the Australian Work Exposure Study (AWES). Workers answered questions about the tasks they completed and the controls used at work. Based on their responses to those questions, the likelihood of exposure to 38 known or suspected carcinogens was estimated.</p> <p>The AWES focused on the most common tasks performed at work. Workers were not asked directly about their exposures to carcinogens and exposure levels were not measured in the workplace.</p> <p>This report describes the responses provided by 281 AWES participants categorised as working in the manufacturing industry. It also outlines existing materials that provide information about health effects, common exposure scenarios and options for preventing or minimising potential exposures to carcinogens.</p> </div> <div class="field-downloads"> <h2 class="field__label">Downloads</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-document-info field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--document-info paragraph--view-mode--swa-document-first-item"> <ul class="document-tiles direct-dl-files row"> <li class="field field--name-field-file-information field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items col-sm-4"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--file-information paragraph--view-mode--swa-document-full-view"> <a href="/system/files/documents/1702/awes_-_carcinogen_exposure_in_the_manufacturing_industry.docx" title="awes_-_carcinogen_exposure_in_the_manufacturing_industry.docx" class="tile type-docx"><div class="document-icon"></div> <p class="link-type"><span class="visually-hidden">awes_-_carcinogen_exposure_in_the_manufacturing_industry.docx</span> DOCX</p> <p class="file-size">862.72 KB</p> <div class="file-meta"> <div class="field field--name-field-isbn field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">ISBN</div> <div class="field__item">978-1-76028-675-0</div> </div> </div> </a> </div> </div> </li> <li class="field field--name-field-file-information field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items col-sm-4"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--file-information paragraph--view-mode--swa-document-full-view"> <a href="/system/files/documents/1702/awes_-_carcinogen_exposure_in_the_manufacturing_industry.pdf" title="awes_-_carcinogen_exposure_in_the_manufacturing_industry.pdf" class="tile type-pdf"><div class="document-icon"></div> <p class="link-type"><span class="visually-hidden">awes_-_carcinogen_exposure_in_the_manufacturing_industry.pdf</span> PDF</p> <p class="file-size">1.04 MB</p> <div class="file-meta"> <div class="field field--name-field-isbn field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">ISBN</div> <div class="field__item">978-1-76028-675-0</div> </div> </div> </a> </div> </div> </li> </ul> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Publication date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2016-05-11T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">11 May 2016</time> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-document-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Document type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/170" hreflang="en">Reports</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/23" hreflang="en">Hazardous chemicals</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/28" hreflang="en">Research and studies</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/29" hreflang="en">Safety by industry and business</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tag-by-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Topic</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/43" hreflang="en">Carcinogens</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">Hazard surveillance research</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/85" hreflang="en">Hazardous chemicals</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-industry-group field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Industry &amp; Business</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/445" hreflang="en">Manufacturing</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 19 Mar 2020 11:13:53 +0000 Carcinogens