NSW introduces new diesel exposure standard

ON FEBRUARY 1 New South Wales became the first mining jurisdiction in Australia to implement a 0.1 milligram per cubic metre exposure standard for diesel particulate matter, measured as elemental carbon.

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Control methods to minimise workplace exposure to diesel emissions are readily available.

The NSW Resources Regulator said in consideration of the carcinogenic nature of diesel particulate matter and other irritant effects, the introduction of an exposure standard was appropriate, and