Reminder—Workplace Exposure Standards closes for public feedback in 3 weeks


Only 3 weeks left to comment on the workplace exposure standards for airborne contaminants.

Safe Work Australia is reviewing the Workplace exposure standards for airborne contaminants (WES) to ensure they are based on high quality evidence and supported by a rigorous scientific approach.

Consultation for the final release of the draft evaluation reports closes 30 July 2021. No extensions or late submissions will be accepted.

Reports are now available for public comment. Each draft report includes:

a recommended WES value

information about the basis of the recommendation, and

a summary of the data relied upon to make the recommendation.

Feedback is sought on the WES values and technical comments regarding:

the toxicological information and data that the value is based on, and

the measurement and analysis information provided.

The review will result in the development of a list of health-based recommendations for the workplace exposure standards in Australia. This includes recommendation on the workplace exposure standards values, notations, and the list of chemicals.

Read more information on the review or submit your comments on the last release here.

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Safe Work Australia, 9 July 2021