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Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001
Repealed version for 7 June 2011 to 31 December 2011 (accessed 16 December 2019 at 11:25)
51 Atmospheric contaminants—particular risk control measures
(1) An employer must ensure that no person at a place of work is exposed to an airborne concentration of an atmospheric contaminant that exceeds or breaches a standard referred to in or determined under subclause (2).Maximum penalty: Level 4.(2) For the purposes of subclause (1), the standard is as follows:(a) for atmospheric contaminants other than synthetic mineral fibre dust—as determined in accordance with the documents entitled “Guidance Note on the Interpretation of Exposure Standards for Atmospheric Contaminants in the Occupational Environment [NOHSC: 3008]” and “Adopted National Exposure Standards for Atmospheric Contaminants in the Occupational Environment [NOHSC: 1003]”, as amended from time to time by amendments published in the Chemical Gazette of the Commonwealth of Australia,(b) (Repealed)(c) for synthetic mineral fibre dust if almost all the airborne mineral is fibrous—in addition to a respirable standard determined under paragraph (a), an exposure standard of 2 mg/m3 (TWA) of inspirable dust, but where the inspirable standard is not to take precedence over the respirable standard,(d) for dusts not otherwise classified—10mg/m3 (TWA) inspirable dust exposure standard applies.