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.


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