safety-reports

Worker exposure to diesel exhaust emissions

The WHS (M&PS) Regulation requires a mine operator of an underground mine to ensure that the concentration of diesel emissions in the general body of air in the areas in which people work or travel is as low as is reasonably practicable. In addition, the WHS (M&PS) Regulation requires the mine operator of an underground mine to manage risks and implement a range of control measures.

The targeted assessments of workers’ exposure to diesel exhaust emissions identified some issues associated with the management of worker exposure and more generally with the process of developing, reviewing and implementing the controls. While the highlighted issues were not relevant at all of the sites assessed, the findings provide some valuable information which should be considered when developing critical controls.




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