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Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017
Current version for 10 June 2020 to date (accessed 3 July 2020 at 09:30)
415 Removal of worker from lead risk work
(1) A person conducting a business or undertaking for which a worker is carrying out work must immediately remove the worker from carrying out lead risk work if following health monitoring—(a) biological monitoring of the worker shows that the worker’s blood lead level is, or is more than—(i) for females not of reproductive capacity and males—30µg/dL (1.45µmol/L), or(ii) for females of reproductive capacity—10µg/dL (0.48µmol/L), or(iii) (Repealed)(b) the registered medical practitioner who supervised the health monitoring recommends that the worker be removed from carrying out the lead risk work, or(c) there is an indication that a risk control measure has failed and, as a result, the worker’s blood lead level is likely to reach the relevant level for the worker referred to in paragraph (a).Maximum penalty—(a) in the case of an individual—70 penalty units, or(b) in the case of a body corporate—345 penalty units.(2) The person must notify the regulator as soon as practicable if a worker is removed from carrying out lead risk work under subclause (1).Maximum penalty—(a) in the case of an individual—40 penalty units, or(b) in the case of a body corporate—210 penalty units.