Exposure standards and atmospheric monitoring

How hazardous substances can concentrate in workplaces and how to measure if these are likely to harm people’s health.

Published: 01 Jun 2017
File type: PDF
File size: 186.17 kB
Length: 3 pages
Reading level: Difficult

What it contains

This document advises employees how to prevent employees from being exposed to hazardous substances that are above exposure levels. It explains:

  • how exposure standards are measured
  • where to find Australian exposure standards for hazardous substances
  • what to do if there’s no Australian exposure standard for a hazardous substance
  • what atmospheric monitoring involves
  • when atmospheric monitoring is needed
  • who must be given the results of atmospheric monitoring
  • how long employers must keep these results