Ministry of Health, New South Wales, (NSW)
Work Health and Safety - Controlling Exposure to Surgical Plume
Document Number GL2015_002
Publication date 19-Jan-2015
- To provide guidance to NSW Health Organisations in meeting their duty of care under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act) and Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (WHS Regulation) in eliminating risk, and if not reasonably practicable, to minimise risk associated with surgical plume.
- This guideline applies to all NSW Health Organisations and all other bodies and organisations under the control and direction of the Minister for Health or the Secretary of the NSW Ministry of Health where facilities under their control create surgical plume, such as in: operating theatres; dental clinics; morgues during autopsy; laboratories/research and testing facilities.
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