Top International News in Chemical Policy and Regulation - December 11, 2019

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 10:09

AustraliaAustralia Publishes Decision RIS For Workplace Exposure Standards Framework Under Model WHS Laws: Safe Work Australia (SWA) published on November 11, 2019, the Decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) about the framework for workplace exposure standards under the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws and how it should be kept up to date. The preferred option consists of:

  • Updating the workplace exposure standards for airborne contaminants;
  • No change to the requirement to ensure exposure standards for substances and mixtures are not exceeded (Regulation 49); and
  • Changing the name of workplace exposure standards to workplace exposure limits.