You may be required to complete this notification if your business undertakes work which may expose employees to dangerous levels of lead (lead processes). Examples of lead processes include:
- work exposing a person to lead dust or lead fumes from the manufacture or handling of dry lead compounds
- spraying with molten lead metal or alloys containing greater than five per cent weight of lead metal
- radiator repairs involving exposure to lead dust or fumes
- spray painting with lead paint.
As an employer, you have a responsibility to take measures to control risks to health from exposure to lead. You have an obligation to review each lead process you undertake to identify whether it is a lead-risk job.
You will be required to notify the agency if a lead process has been identified as being a lead-risk job. A lead-risk job means a job in which the blood lead level of the employee is reasonably likely to exceed either:
- 1.45 mol/L
- 0.48 mol/L for female employees of reproductive capacity.
If you identify that a lead process is a lead-risk job you must notify the agency within seven days.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.