Call for submissions

Safe Work Australia - Consultation open - managing the risk of respirable crystalline silica (silica dust) at work

15 July 2022 |Western Australia

Safe Work Australia is calling for public submissions on managing the risk of respirable crystalline silica (silica dust) at work.

In particular Safe Work Australia would like to hear from persons conducting a business or undertaking, work health and safety professionals, government agencies, industry, peak bodies, business and workers representatives and other people interested in the management of the risks of silica dust at work.

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This Consultation Regulation Impact Statement: Managing the risks of respirable crystalline silica at work (CRIS) has been developed to seek feedback from stakeholders and the general public on the impact of regulatory and non-regulatory options to manage the risks of respirable crystalline silica at work. The options outlined in this paper have not received approval by WHS ministers and are not yet law. As a result, this paper is merely a guide as to how the options address the problem and might be implemented.

Interested parties are invited to comment on the options outlined in this consultation RIS. The consultation process is open until 15 August 2022, with the objective of gathering additional evidence and data on the extent of the problem and to seek views on the impact of the proposed options. In addition, there are several targeted consultation questions to consider when making a submission. There is no obligation to answer any or all of the consultation questions, and there is no limit to the length of submissions.

Consultation questions that you may consider in your response are included throughout the document and are listed in Appendix C.

Your views and supporting evidence will be used to inform development of a decision regulation impact statement which will be provided to WHS ministers to assist them to decide the course of action to be taken to manage the risks of exposure to RCS at work.

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Consultation closes: 15 August 2022

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