NSW Government Primary Industries – Safety Bulletin, exposure standard of 0.1 mg/m3 & Guideline for the management of diesel engine pollutants in underground environments

On 2 February 2007 the NSW Department of Primary Industries issued a gazettal notice which picked up sections of their Mine Design Guideline (MDG29) and thus also picked up an 8 hour TWA exposure standard of 0.1 mg/m3 for NSW coal mines on the basis that compliance with such a value ‘should provide adequate protection against irritant effects and also minimise any risk of lung cancer’.