We are calling for comments on the recommendations for Release 6 – o-Dichlorobenzene to 1,4-dioxane.


Safe Work Australia is evaluating the Workplace exposure standards for airborne contaminants to ensure they are based on the highest quality evidence and supported by a rigorous scientific approach.


Release 6: o-Dichlorobenzene to 1,4-dioxane is now open for public comment.  Please note that this Release includes chemicals that do not currently have an Australian workplace exposure standard. These are:


Diesel engine emissions
Diethyl sulfate
Diethylene glycol monobutyl ether
Diglycidyl resorcinol ether
Dimethyl carbomoyl chloride
Dimethyl sulphide
Dimethylsulfamoyl chloride


In particular, we are seeking comments of a technical nature regarding:


the toxicological information and data that the value is based upon, and
the measurement and analysis information provided.


Access our consultation platform, Engage to provide your comments on the draft evaluation reports and recommendations for Release 6. Please note some evaluation reports have been deferred to Release 7.


Public comment will close on 22 November 2019.


The feedback we receive will be considered when making final recommendations for workplace exposure standards.


The draft evaluation reports and recommendations for the remaining chemicals will be released throughout 2019 and 2020.


If you know someone who has an interest in workplace exposure standards, please forward this email and recommend they subscribe to the chemicals exposure standards mailing list to stay informed about the review and release dates.