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Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017
Current version for 10 June 2020 to date (accessed 3 July 2020 at 09:02)
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—70 penalty units, or(b) in the case of a body corporate—345 penalty units.(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.