Code of Practice - Styrene - Western Australia


You will need 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.

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.

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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.

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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

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety


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