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Safe Work Australia seeks feedback on exposure standards

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Safe Work Australia is seeking feedback on a range of exposure standards relating to o-Dichlorobenzene to 1,4-dioxane which will likely include diesel emissions.

Safe Work Australia said it is evaluating the current Workplace exposure standards for airborne contaminants to ensure they are based on the highest quality evidence and supported by a rigorous scientific approach.

It confirmed today that release 6: o-Dichlorobenzene to 1,4-dioxane is now open for public comment. 

Safe Work highlighted that chemicals included in this Release do not currently have an Australian workplace exposure standard. These are:

  • 3,3-Dichlorobenzidine
  • Diesel engine emissions
  • Diethyl sulfate
  • Diethylene glycol monobutyl ether
  • Diglycidyl resorcinol ether
  • Dimethyl carbomoyl chloride
  • Dimethyl sulphide
  • Dimethylsulfamoyl chloride

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.

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Public comment will close on 22 November 2019.

The feedback Safe Work receive will be considered when making final recommendations for workplace exposure standards.

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

You can access further information on the Safe Work Australia Website

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