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Document ID (ISN)66395
CIS number 96-393
Year 1994
Convention or series no. Statutory Rules 1994 No.414
Title Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) (National Standards) Regulations [Australia]
Bibliographic information Australian Government Publishing Service, GPO Box 84, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia, 1994. iv, 26p.
Internet access http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_reg/ohasesr1994809/ [in English]
Abstract Regulations issued under the 1991 Act (see CIS 91-1751) concerning employment regulated by Australian Commonwealth authorities. They were originally notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 13 Dec. 1994, and commenced on 31 Mar. 1995. Part 2 of the Regulations (competency requirements and certification standards) apply to workers operating certain kinds of industrial equipment, as defined in the National Occupational Health and Safety Certification Standard for Users and Operators of Industrial Equipment (CIS 95-2267). Part 3 deals with occupational noise on the basis of the National Occupational Noise Standard (CIS 94-690), limiting noise exposure to 85dB(A) (8h equivalent sound pressure level) and to a peak sound pressure level of 140dB(lin). Relevant duties of manufacturers, employers, employees and contractors are given. Parts 4-9 (plant, manual handling, hazardous substances, confined spaces, storage and handling of dangerous goods, major hazard facilities) contain as yet no provisions.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety and health; qualifications; noise control; Australia
Descriptors (secondary) comment on standard; law
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Noise