Approved safe work instruments for the fumigant ethanedinitrile (EDN)

2022-10-27

The Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, Michael Wood, has approved two safe work instruments setting requirements under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) for work with the fumigant ethanedinitrile (EDN).

EDN is a potential replacement for many current uses of methyl bromide and has been approved as a fumigant for export logs and timber.

These safe work instruments are the first to set prescribed exposure standards and health monitoring requirements for a hazardous substance under the HSWA.

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New Zealand Worksafe, 27-10-22
; https://www.worksafe.govt.nz/laws-and-regulations/safe-work-instruments/hazardous-substances/