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Lead (Code Of Practice No.26, 2000)

  • Lead (Code of Practice No.26, 2000) (PDF 627kb)
    Document Type: Code of Practice
    Keycode: VWA015/01/12.02
    Industry: General, 
    Category: Controlling OHS Hazards and Risks, Hazardous Substances, Lead, 
    Division Author: Occupational Hygiene
    Publication Date: 29 June 2000
    Date First Published: 29 June 2000
    Summary: This publication provides practical guidance on the control of risks from lead.

About this publication

Lead is a 33 page guide that provides advice on determining the risk of exposure to lead in the workplace. It also provides practical control measures for the elimination or reduction of exposure to lead.

Further information

For information and advice on this subject or to check the availability of this publication for ordering, contact the Advisory Service on 1800 136 089.

Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1985 (old Act), approved Codes of Practice enabled people to meet their duties under Victoria's health and safety laws by complying with the related part of a Code of Practice.

On 1 July 2005, the old Act was repealed and be replaced by the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (new Act). The new Act does not provide for making Codes of Practice. Therefore, complying with a Code of Practice may not necessarily mean compliance with a duty under the new Act .

This Code of Practice continues to be available as a source of practical guidance, and will contribute to industry state of knowledge, to assist those who must comply with health and safety laws.