AS 3640 Workplace Atmospheres - Method for Sampling and Gravimetric Determination of Inhalable Dust - Western Australia


You will need to comply with this standard if you intend to sample the level of inhalable dust in the atmosphere of a workplace at a mine.

This standard sets out a method for the collection and gravimetric determination of inhalable dust in workplace atmospheres. It does not consider the measurement of 'respirable' dust, which is covered in AS 2985, but does include the non-vapour components of mists.

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Code of Practice

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Act(s) name

Work Health and Safety Act 2020 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 Western Australia

Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

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