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Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011
Repealed version for 1 July 2017 to 31 August 2017 (accessed 19 September 2019 at 01:48)
407   Frequency of biological monitoring
(1)  A person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must arrange for biological monitoring of each worker who carries out lead risk work for the person to be carried out at the following times:
(a)  for females not of reproductive capacity and males:
(i)  if the last monitoring shows a blood lead level of less than 30µg/dL (1.45µmol/L)—6 months after the last biological monitoring of the worker, or
(ii)  if the last monitoring shows a blood lead level of 30µg/dL (1.45µmol/L) or more but less than 40µg/dL (1.93µmol/L)—3 months after the last biological monitoring of the worker, or
(iii)  if the last monitoring shows a blood lead level of 40µg/dL (1.93µmol/L) or more—6 weeks after the last biological monitoring of the worker,
(b)  for females of reproductive capacity:
(i)  if the last monitoring shows a blood lead level of less than 10µg/dL (0.48µmol/L)—3 months after the last biological monitoring of the worker, or
(ii)  if the last monitoring shows a blood lead level of 10µg/dL (0.48µmol/L) or more—6 weeks after the last biological monitoring of the worker.
Maximum penalty:
(a)  in the case of an individual—$6,000, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$30,000.
(2)  The person must increase the frequency of biological monitoring of a worker who carries out lead risk work if the worker carries out an activity that is likely to significantly change the nature or increase the duration or frequency of the worker’s lead exposure.
Maximum penalty:
(a)  in the case of an individual—$6,000, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$30,000.
(3)  The regulator may determine a different frequency for biological monitoring of workers at a workplace, or a class of workers, carrying out lead risk work having regard to:
(a)  the nature of the work and the likely duration and frequency of the workers’ lead exposure, and
(b)  the likelihood that the blood lead level of the workers will significantly increase.
(4)  The regulator must give a person conducting a business or undertaking written notice of a determination under subclause (3) within 14 days after making the determination.
(5)  The person conducting a business or undertaking at the workplace must arrange for biological monitoring to be carried out at the frequency stated in a determination notified to the person under subclause (4).
Maximum penalty:
(a)  in the case of an individual—$6,000, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$30,000.
Note.
 A determination of a different frequency for biological monitoring is a reviewable decision (see clause 676).