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Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017
Current version for 15 November 2019 to date (accessed 15 December 2019 at 00:31)
Chapter 8 Part 8.2
Part 8.2 General duty
420   Exposure to airborne asbestos at workplace
(1)  A person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must ensure that—
(a)  exposure of a person at the workplace to airborne asbestos is eliminated so far as is reasonably practicable, and
(b)  if it not reasonably practicable to eliminate exposure to airborne asbestos—exposure is minimised so far as is reasonably practicable.
Note.
 WHS Act—section 19 (see clause 9).
(2)  A person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must ensure that the exposure standard for asbestos is not exceeded at the workplace.
Maximum penalty—
(a)  in the case of an individual—$6,000, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$30,000.
(3)  Subclauses (1)(a) and (2) do not apply in relation to an asbestos removal area—
(a)  that is enclosed to prevent the release of respirable asbestos fibres in accordance with clause 477, and
(b)  in which negative pressure is used in accordance with that clause.