OHS Code

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

Section 30 Protective clothing used in restricted areas containing asbestos or lead

(1) If clothing used in a restricted area containing asbestos or lead is reused and not discarded, the employer must have the clothing laundered in the appropriate manner and at appropriate intervals to ensure

(a) the clothing is decontaminated, and

(b) there is no cross-contamination of other clothing by asbestos or lead.

(2) The employer must ensure that clothing contaminated with asbestos or lead that is to be laundered before being reused is stored and transported in sealed containers.

(3) Containers used in subsection (2) must be clearly labeled

(a) to identify the contents,

(b) to indicate that the contents are a hazard, and

(c) to warn workers that dust from the contents should not be inhaled.