Express your views about workplace chemical exposure standards

​Safe Work Australia is holding a public consultation process about exposure standards for hazardous chemicals used in workplaces.

Exposure standards refer to the airborne concentration of individual chemicals in the worker’s breathing zone which, should not cause adverse health effects or undue discomfort to nearly all workers.

They are specified in the model Work Health and Safety Regulations as mandatory legal limits to protect the health of workers and minimise exposure to chemicals in the workplace.

The public consultation process is being held to examine the role of exposure standards and how they could be reviewed and maintained. Your input will help inform policy options for the regulation of exposure standards.

The public consultation period is open for six weeks from 9 November 2015 until 18 December 2015.

Submissions close at 5.30pm AEDT on Friday 18 December 2015.

You can read 'The Role of Chemical Exposure Standards in Work Health and Safety Laws: Discussion Paper' and submit your views on the Safe Work Australia public submissions website.