When will the remaining WES be released for feedback?
In March 2020, Safe Work Australia paused the release and public feedback for the WES review until further notice. Information about the recommencement of the review and revised timeframes will be communicated as soon as possible.
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Why are the current WES values being reviewed?
Safe Work Australia reviewed the workplace exposure standards framework and the effectiveness of the current workplace exposure standards in modern workplaces. This found that many of the WES values required updating and highlighted that toxicological knowledge and recommendations of airborne hazardous chemicals have advanced significantly since the workplace exposure standards were first adopted in 1995.
How long will I have to provide my feedback?
The consultation period for this WES release will end on 30 July 2021.
Details about the consultation period for the remaining WES evaluation reports will be communicated as soon as possible.
If you have feedback for a draft evaluation report that has closed, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for alternative submission methods.
Will I receive a response to my feedback?
Will my feedback be published?
Will other people see my feedback?