You may be required to comply with this standard if you intend to operate an offshore petroleum facility. An offshore petroleum facility is a vessel or structure located at a site in Commonwealth waters that is used for:
- The recovery, processing, storage and offloading of petroleum;
- Drilling or servicing a well for petroleum;
- Laying pipes for petroleum; and
- Other purposes related to offshore petroleum operations.
You must not allow your employees to be exposed to an airborne concentration of a hazardous substance that exceeds the appropriate exposure standard for the relevant period of time.
Appropriate exposure standards for different hazardous substances are set out in this standard.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.
Code of Practice
A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.
The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority
Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (Australian Government)
Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Safety) Regulations 2009 (Australian Government)
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