Code of Practice - Styrene - Western Australia

Description

You will be required to comply with this code if you intend to undertake work involving the usage of styrene in the fibreglass reinforced plastics industry.

Styrene is a solvent that is used widely in the fibreglass reinforced plastics industry. Most polyester resins used in this industry contain substantial amounts of styrene, ranging from 40-60 percent. Styrene is a major hazard as it can enter the body through the lungs or the skin. Exposure to styrene has the potential to damage the health of workers.

This code provides practical guidance and strategies to reduce exposure to styrene of persons in the fibreglass reinforced plastics industry. It is intended to assist in the control levels of styrene monomer to as low as reasonably practicable below the occupational exposure standard of 50 parts per million.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

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.

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Act(s) name

Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 WA

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

WorkSafe

Contact details

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General Enquiries

WorkSafe

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Operating address: Level 1, Mason Bird Building
303 Sevenoaks Street
Cannington
Western Australia 6107
Mailing address: Locked Bag 14
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850
Phone: 1300 307 877
Phone: 08 6251 2200
Email: safety@dmirs.wa.gov.au
Website: WorkSafe Western Australia (Opens in new window)