WES review - Release 3 (benzoyl peroxide to e-caprolactam)

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WES review - Release 3 (benzoyl peroxide to e-caprolactam) closed on Friday 11 October 2019.

Safe Work Australia is evaluating the Workplace exposure standards for airborne contaminants to ensure they are based on the highest quality, contemporary evidence and supported by a rigorous scientific approach.

We would like your feedback on the draft evaluation reports and recommendation. In particular comments of a technical nature are sought about:

  • the toxicological information and data that the recommended workplace exposure standard is based upon, and
  • the measurement and analysis information provided.

For more information on other chemicals and their release dates, please see the release schedule.

Comments are open from Friday 13 September 2019 and will close on 11 October 2019.

Chemicals open for comment this release:

Chemical
Revision Proposed?
Current TWA
Recommended TWA
ppm
mg/m3
ppm
mg/m3
Benzoyl peroxideNo-5-5
Benzyl chlorideNo15.215.2
Beryllium & compoundsYes-0.002-0.02 µg/m3
BiphenylNo0.21.30.21.3
Bismuth telluride (incl. Se-Doped)No-Various-10
5 (Se-Doped)
Bisphenol-A
New---2 (inhalable)
Bisphenol A diglycidyl ether
New--Not recommendedNot recommended
Bitumen fumesDeferred to Release 4
Borates compoundsDeferred to Release 4
Boron oxideYes - interim-10-10
Boron tribromideDeferred to Release 4
Boron trifluorideDeferred to Release 4
Bromacil
Deferred to Release 4
BromineDeferred to Release 4
Bromine pentafluoride
No0.10.720.10.72
Bromoform
No0.55.20.55.2
1-Bromopropane
New--0.10.5
1,3-ButadieneDeferred to Release 4
ButaneDeferred to Release 4
2-ButoxyethanolYes2096.91049
2-Butoxyethyl acetateDeferred to Release 4
Butyl acetate
YesVariousVarious50270
n-Butyl acrylateDeferred to Release 4
n-Butyl alcohol
Yes50 (peak limitation)152 (peak limitation)2061
sec-Butyl alcoholDeferred to Release 4
tert-Butyl alcoholDeferred to Release 4
tert-Butyl chromate (as CrO3)
No-0.1 (peak limitation)-0.1 (peak limitation)
n-Butyl glycidyl ether (BGE)Deferred to Release 4
n-Butyl lactate
Deferred to Release 4
Butyl mercaptan
No0.51.80.51.8
ButylamineDeferred to Release 4
But-2-yne-1,4-diolNew---0.5
o-sec-ButylphenolDeferred to Release 4
p-tert-ButyltolueneDeferred to Release 4
γ-Butyrolactone (gamma)
Deferred to Release 4
Cadmium and compounds (as Cd)
Deferred to Release 4
Caesium hydroxide
Deferred to Release 4
Calcium carbonate
Deferred to Release 4
Calcium cyanamide
Deferred to Release 4
Calcium hydroxide
Yes-5-1
Calcium oxide
Deferred to Release 4
Calcium silicateNo-10-10
Calcium sulphateYes-10-1.5
Camphor, syntheticDeferred to Release 4
Caprolactam (dust and vapour)Deferred to Release 4

For any assistance in providing your comments please contact us at WESconsult@swa.gov.au.

Safe Work Australia is evaluating the Workplace exposure standards for airborne contaminants to ensure they are based on the highest quality, contemporary evidence and supported by a rigorous scientific approach.

We would like your feedback on the draft evaluation reports and recommendation. In particular comments of a technical nature are sought about:

  • the toxicological information and data that the recommended workplace exposure standard is based upon, and
  • the measurement and analysis information provided.

For more information on other chemicals and their release dates, please see the release schedule.

Comments are open from Friday 13 September 2019 and will close on 11 October 2019.

Chemicals open for comment this release:

Chemical
Revision Proposed?
Current TWA
Recommended TWA
ppm
mg/m3
ppm
mg/m3
Benzoyl peroxideNo-5-5
Benzyl chlorideNo15.215.2
Beryllium & compoundsYes-0.002-0.02 µg/m3
BiphenylNo0.21.30.21.3
Bismuth telluride (incl. Se-Doped)No-Various-10
5 (Se-Doped)
Bisphenol-A
New---2 (inhalable)
Bisphenol A diglycidyl ether
New--Not recommendedNot recommended
Bitumen fumesDeferred to Release 4
Borates compoundsDeferred to Release 4
Boron oxideYes - interim-10-10
Boron tribromideDeferred to Release 4
Boron trifluorideDeferred to Release 4
Bromacil
Deferred to Release 4
BromineDeferred to Release 4
Bromine pentafluoride
No0.10.720.10.72
Bromoform
No0.55.20.55.2
1-Bromopropane
New--0.10.5
1,3-ButadieneDeferred to Release 4
ButaneDeferred to Release 4
2-ButoxyethanolYes2096.91049
2-Butoxyethyl acetateDeferred to Release 4
Butyl acetate
YesVariousVarious50270
n-Butyl acrylateDeferred to Release 4
n-Butyl alcohol
Yes50 (peak limitation)152 (peak limitation)2061
sec-Butyl alcoholDeferred to Release 4
tert-Butyl alcoholDeferred to Release 4
tert-Butyl chromate (as CrO3)
No-0.1 (peak limitation)-0.1 (peak limitation)
n-Butyl glycidyl ether (BGE)Deferred to Release 4
n-Butyl lactate
Deferred to Release 4
Butyl mercaptan
No0.51.80.51.8
ButylamineDeferred to Release 4
But-2-yne-1,4-diolNew---0.5
o-sec-ButylphenolDeferred to Release 4
p-tert-ButyltolueneDeferred to Release 4
γ-Butyrolactone (gamma)
Deferred to Release 4
Cadmium and compounds (as Cd)
Deferred to Release 4
Caesium hydroxide
Deferred to Release 4
Calcium carbonate
Deferred to Release 4
Calcium cyanamide
Deferred to Release 4
Calcium hydroxide
Yes-5-1
Calcium oxide
Deferred to Release 4
Calcium silicateNo-10-10
Calcium sulphateYes-10-1.5
Camphor, syntheticDeferred to Release 4
Caprolactam (dust and vapour)Deferred to Release 4

For any assistance in providing your comments please contact us at WESconsult@swa.gov.au.

WES review - Release 3 (Benzoyl peroxide to Caprolactam)

WES review - Release 3 (benzoyl peroxide to e-caprolactam) closed on Friday 11 October 2019.