OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 4 Chemical Hazards, Biological Hazards and Harmful Substances

Section 21 Potential worker exposure

(1) If a worker may be exposed to a harmful substance at a work site, an employer must identify the health hazards associated with the exposure and assess the worker’s exposure.

(2) The employer must ensure that a worker who may be exposed to a harmful substance at a work site

(a) is informed of the health hazards associated with exposure to that substance,

(b) is informed of measurements made of airborne concentrations of harmful substances at the work site, and

(c) is trained in procedures developed by the employer to minimize the worker’s exposure to harmful substances and understands the procedures.

(3) A worker who is provided with training under subsection (2) must use the procedures appropriately and apply the training.