To All AISF Members and Industry Stakeholders,

Last month, in our Industry Insights newsletter we notified that Safe Work Australia are currently reviewing the Workplace exposure standards for airborne contaminants (based on the WES list). So far for our industry, we have seen the recommendation of the maximum exposure limits for Hexavalent Chrome massively reduce. The draft proposal has recommended the maximum exposure limits which are currently .05mg/m³ be reduced to .000007mg/m³. Based upon expert opinions, this massive reduction is not measurable by testing mechanisms currently available and is much more onerous that the UK, USA or Europe have legislated.