Posted by Worksafe New Zealand |

WorkSafe New Zealand is consulting on proposed changes to Workplace Exposure Standards (WESs) for the following substances:

  • Beryllium
  • Cobalt
  • Chromium (VI)
  • Manganese
  • Nickel
  • Perchloroethylene
  • Portland cement
  • Synthetic mineral (vitreous) fibres
  • Sulphuric acid
  • Total welding fume

Reviews for each of these proposed WESs have been carried out by WorkSafe.  There are separate proposal documents for each of the proposed WESs.  The proposal documents and the Submission Document are located here Proposed changes to Workplace Exposure Standards and Biological Exposure Indices

To provide a submission please use (only use) the submission spreadsheet.

WorkSafe encourages you to advise interested parties about this process, to help ensure that the consultation process is available to as many individuals and stakeholders as possible.  We would encourage industry associations to share the information with their member organisations, and feedback is welcomed from individuals, businesses and industry associations.

The deadline for response is 29th June 2018.

Where to send your response: Subject line: Consultation on WES and BEIs

Official Information Act:

We are subject to the Official Information Act 1982, which means that your submission may be made available to those seeking information under that Act.

Please note that submissions on proposed changes to WESs for the following substances and changes to Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs) opened on 21st March and close on 15th June 2018.  You should already have been notified of this consultation process: Flour dust, Hydrogen sulphide, Nitrogen dioxide, Propylene oxide, Styrene and BEIs for 17 substances


Kind regards, 
Danika Morris-Brown
Programme Co-ordinator
Technical Programmes and Support
Level 4, 86 Customhouse Quay, PO Box 165, Wellington 6140
P      +64 4 896 5614