Compliance News – Welding

Fumes emitted during Welding are deemed a Hazardous Substance to Human Health under Victorian Occupational Health & Safety Regulations 2007.   Welding is regulated in all parts of Australia not only for fume generation risk, but also due to the fact that it is a High Risk Hot Work activity that represents risks to both the Welder and those within the vicinity of Welding activities.  As such, legislation must be complied to and best practice guidance adopted where reasonably practicable.

National Legislation – ComLaw

  • Work Health and Safety Act 2011
  • Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011

SafeWork Australia

Victorian Legislation – Victorian Law Today

  • Environment Protection Act 1970
  • State Environment Protection Policy (Air Quality Management)
  • State Environment Protection Policy (Ambient Air Quality)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004
  • Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007

Welding Technology Institute of Australia

WorkSafe Victoria

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