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Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017
Current version for 15 November 2019 to date (accessed 17 December 2019 at 00:17)
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(iii)    (Repealed)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—$6,000, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$30,000.
(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—$3,600, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$18,000.