We consulted with regulators, unions and industry groups in developing a Decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) Managing the risks associated with lead in the workplace: blood lead removal levels and workplace exposure standard in August 2016.

Ministers responsible for work health and safety considered the RIS, and the majority agreed to reducing the current permissible blood lead levels and workplace exposure standard to better protect workers who may be exposed to lead at work. The model WHS Regulations have been amended to reflect this decision.

Read the changes here.

For more information on implementation, please contact your state or territory WHS regulator.