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WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATION 2017 - REG 420

Exposure to airborne asbestos at workplace

420 Exposure to airborne asbestos at workplace

(1) A person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must ensure that--
(a) exposure of a person at the workplace to airborne asbestos is eliminated so far as is reasonably practicable, and
(b) if it not reasonably practicable to eliminate exposure to airborne asbestos--exposure is minimised so far as is reasonably practicable.
Note : WHS Act--section 19 (see clause 9).
(2) A person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must ensure that the exposure standard for asbestos is not exceeded at the workplace.
: Maximum penalty--
(a) in the case of an individual--$6,000, or
(b) in the case of a body corporate--$30,000.
(3) Subclauses (1)(a) and (2) do not apply in relation to an asbestos removal area--
(a) that is enclosed to prevent the release of respirable asbestos fibres in accordance with clause 477, and
(b) in which negative pressure is used in accordance with that clause.



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