This paper was compiled to give guidance on the assessment, evaluation and control of occupational exposure to diesel particulate matter (DPM), with an emphasis on recommending a health-based guidance occupational exposure value. It is an update of the previous Position Paper on DPM issued by the AIOH in 2013.
This position paper is the fourth document produced by the AIOH on DPM. Each has amalgamated the experiences of the AIOH Exposure Standards Committee members and other senior AIOH members who have for decades been involved in investigating, researching, monitoring and implementing control strategies to minimise worker exposure to DPM. In so doing they have been at the forefront of advising industry, state and federal government departments and various mining regulators on the issue. Each document follows its predecessor and builds on any updated or changing data.
Published August 2017