Safe Work Australia calls for comment on lead in the workplace
Safe Work Australia’s Chief Executive Officer, Michelle Baxter invites businesses and workers who deal with lead and lead products in their workplaces to comment on proposed changes to work health and safety requirements for inorganic lead.
“We are seeking feedback on proposed amendments to laws to improve workplace safety, including on the permitted levels of lead in workers’ blood and lead concentrations in the air; and the likely cost and impact to businesses any changes might have,” said Ms Baxter.
“We want work health and safety legislation to be evidence-based and to work to reduce adverse health outcomes while remaining¬ practical for businesses to implement.”
“We’re particularly interested in hearing from workers and businesses that deal with lead in the course of their work, as well as regulators, occupational hygienists and work health and safety professionals,” Ms Baxter said.
The public consultation period is open until 26 February 2016.
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