Safe Work Australia is currently evaluating the Workplace exposure standards for airborne contaminants to ensure they are based on the highest quality evidence and supported by a rigorous scientific approach.
SWA is seeking comments on the draft evaluation reports and recommendations for workplace exposure standards, beginning with respirable crystalline silica and respirable coal dust. In particular:
- the toxicological information and data that the value is based upon
- the measurement and analysis information provided.
The draft evaluation reports and recommendations for the remaining chemicals, as well as additional chemicals being considered for inclusion on the list, will be released throughout 2019.
To provide your comments on the draft reports and recommendations, go to the consultation platform Engage by 30 April 2019. The feedback will be considered when making final recommendations regarding workplace exposure standards.