Safe Work Australia Seeks Comments on Silica, Coal Dust Exposure Standards

Safe Work Australia is asking for comments on the draft evaluation reports and recommendations for respirable crystalline silica and respirable coal dust by April 30, saying it will consider them when making final recommendations regarding the workplace exposure standards.

Safe Work Australia is asking for comments on the recommended values for respirable crystalline silica and respirable coal dust, as the agency evaluates the workplace exposure standards for airborne contaminants to ensure they are based on the highest-quality evidence and supported by a rigorous scientific approach.

"We will be seeking comments on the draft evaluation reports and recommendations for the workplace exposure standards throughout 2019, beginning with respirable crystalline silica and respirable coal dust," the agency announced Feb. 18, adding that it particularly seeks technical comments on:

  • the toxicological information and data the value is based upon
  • the measurement and analysis information provided

Safe Work Australia is asking for comments on the draft evaluation reports and recommendations for respirable crystalline silica and respirable coal dust by April 30, saying it will consider them when making final recommendations regarding the workplace exposure standards.

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