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WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATION 2017 - REG 415

Removal of worker from lead risk work

415 Removal of worker from lead risk work

(1) A person conducting a business or undertaking for which a worker is carrying out work must immediately remove the worker from carrying out lead risk work if following health monitoring--
(a) biological monitoring of the worker shows that the worker's blood lead level is, or is more than--
(i) for females not of reproductive capacity and males--30µg/dL (1.45µmol/L), or
(ii) for females of reproductive capacity--10µg/dL (0.48µmol/L), or
(b) the registered medical practitioner who supervised the health monitoring recommends that the worker be removed from carrying out the lead risk work, or
(c) there is an indication that a risk control measure has failed and, as a result, the worker's blood lead level is likely to reach the relevant level for the worker referred to in paragraph (a).
: Maximum penalty--
(a) in the case of an individual--$6,000, or
(b) in the case of a body corporate--$30,000.
(2) The person must notify the regulator as soon as practicable if a worker is removed from carrying out lead risk work under subclause (1).
: Maximum penalty--
(a) in the case of an individual--$3,600, or
(b) in the case of a body corporate--$18,000.



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