While the AIOH is not a regulatory standard setting body, through its Position Papers, the AIOH seeks to provide relevant information to members on substances of interest where there is debate about existing, proposed or absent Australian workplace exposure standards.
The Position Papers attempt to recommend a health-based guidance exposure value that can be measured in real world work situations; that is, it is technically feasible to assess workplace exposures against the proposed or adopted exposure value. They assess the relevance of any proposed workplace exposure standard against exposure conditions occurring in contemporary Australian workplaces but do not place undue emphasis on economic or engineering feasibility.
Any recommended exposure value and the manner in which it is to be applied and interpreted is intended to be used as a guideline by professionals trained in the practice of occupational hygiene to assist in the control of health hazards.
The 2020 AIOH Council endorsed that electronic copies of AIOH position papers and publications, (except the Principles of OH book) will be made available free of charge to members. If you would like to download the free electronic copies please click here.