On Friday Safe Work Australia (SWA) released the Decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) on engineered stone ban. The Decision RIS
Whilst we await WHS ministers decision on any prohibition of all engineered stone, I am providing the following reflections for AIOH members.
The Decision RIS on Engineered Stone is now with WHS Ministers as will be the decision to adopt any lowered Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) Workplace Exposure Limit (WEL).
AIOH members now face new and unusual challenges in our practice. These may include how to advise on engineered stone controls now we know its toxic effects are so different from RCS in other settings.
And more broadly, we will be challenged on how to measure and assess airborne contaminants at lowered WEL concentrations. To help you, the AIOH Exposure Standards Committee will be releasing new technical guidance on Minimising Uncertainties When Sampling and Analysing Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) and a revised Position Paper on RCS and its Health Effects.
Stay tuned for future updates .
Thank you & regards.
AIOH 2023 President
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