OHS Code

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

Section 28 General provisions for asbestos, silica, coal dust and lead

An employer must

(a) minimize the release of asbestos, silica, coal dust and lead into the air as far as reasonably practicable,

(b) keep the work site clear of unnecessary accumulations of asbestos, silica, coal dust and lead and waste materials containing any of these substances, and

(c) ensure that the methods used to decontaminate the work area, workers, equipment and protective clothing prevent, as much as is reasonably practicable, the generation of airborne asbestos, silica, coal dust or lead.