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Workplace exposure standards open for public comment - Crystalline Silica

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Feb 21, 2019 8:56:02 AM
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SafeWork Australia is calling for comments on the recommended values for respirable crystalline silica and respirable coal dust.

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.

SafeWork are seeking public comment on the draft evaluation reports and recommendations for the workplace exposure standards (WES) throughout 2019, beginning with respirable crystalline silica and respirable coal dust.

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In particular, they are seeking comments of a technical nature regarding:

  • the toxicological information and data that the value is based upon, and
  • the measurement and analysis information provided.

Access their consultation platform Engage to provide your comments on the draft evaluation reports and recommendations for respirable crystalline silica and respirable coal dust before 30 April 2019.

The feedback received as part of this process will be considered when making final recommendations regarding the workplace exposure standards.

The draft evaluation reports and recommendations for the remaining chemicals on the Workplace exposure standards for airborne contaminants, as well as additional chemicals that are being considered for inclusion on this list, will be released throughout 2019.

If you know someone who has an interest in respirable crystalline silica exposure, please forward this blog and recommend they subscribe to receive updates.

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Topics: Safe Work Australia