Standards, codes of practice and guidance on dust

From 1 September 2020, the occupational exposure limits (OEL) for respirable dust and respirable crystalline silica (RCS) are 1.5mg/m3 and 0.05mg/m3 respectively.

The following information is provided to help meet your safety and health requirements.

Queensland Government


Recognised standards (coal mines)

Guideline (mineral mines and quarries)

Guidance notes

Safety alerts and bulletins

National standards and codes of practice

Under the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Regulation 2017, you are required to follow relevant Australian and national standards for hazard monitoring and analysis. It also specifies the use of AS 2985 and AS 3640.

The Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2017 specifies the use of AS 2985.