Adopted National Exposure Standards for Atmospheric Contaminants in the Occupational Environment - Australian Government


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 Australian Government waters that is used for:

  • the recovery, processing, storage and offloading of petroleum
  • drilling or servicing a well for petroleum
  • laying pipes for petroleum
  • 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.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Safety) Regulations 2009 Australian Government

Administering agency

National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority

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