736. Hon ALISON XAMON to the minister representing the Minister for Industrial Relations:
I refer to recent revelations of five confirmed cases of silicosis in Western Australia following exposure to crystalline silica at work.
(1) Does the minister support calls to lower the standard for workplace exposure to silica dust over an average of eight hours from 0.1 milligrams per cubic metre down to 0.02 milligrams per cubic metre?
(2) If no to (1), why not?