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Safe Work Australia seeking public comment

Safe work Australia exposure standards to chemicals

SafeWork Australia is seeking public comments on a range of recommendations for the establishment of exposure standards around Dioxathion to n-ethylmorpholine.

Safe Work Australia said it is 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.

Release 7: Dioxathion to n-ethylmorpholine is now open for public comment. The release includes chemicals that do not currently have an Australian workplace exposure standard. These are:

  • • 1,3-Dioxolane
    • 2,6-Dimethylaniline (DMA)
    • Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA)
    • Ethyl Cyanoacrylate
    • Ethylene
    • Ethylene thiourea

    • 2-Ethylhexanol

In particular, Safe Work Australia is 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 Safe Work’s consultation platform on exposure standards, Engage to provide your comments on the draft evaluation reports and recommendations for Release 7.

Public comment will close on 6 December 2019.

The feedback received will be considered when making final recommendations for Safe Work Australia’s workplace exposure standards.

The draft evaluation reports and recommendations for the remaining chemicals will be released throughout 2019 and 2020.

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