AIOH Submissions on Workplace Exposure Standards, Reviews 2 – 15
Compiled by the Workplace Exposure Assessment Committee (July 2021)

Safe Work Australia has reviewed the workplace exposure standards (WES) for airborne contaminants to ensure they are based on the highest quality, contemporary evidence and supported by a rigorous scientific approach.

However, toxicological knowledge and recommendations of airborne hazardous chemicals have advanced significantly since the WES were first adopted in 1995.

The AIOH has contributed to the review that will help develop a list of health-based recommendations for WES in Australia. This includes recommendation on the WES values, notations and the list of chemicals.

Individual evaluation reports for each chemical are being published in ‘releases’ for public feedback.  For more information on the public feedback process, please refer to the Safe Work Australia Engage platform.