Vineeth Babu, CANZ Vice President
March 09, 2021
Health effects of styrene and other solvents continue to be a significant Occupational Hazard in the composites industry. As styrene is potentially dangerous to the health of workers, WorkSafe New Zealand has lowered the short-term workplace exposure limit for Styrene to 40 ppm and time-weighted average exposure value to 20 ppm. The Health and Safety Work Act 2015 requires the Composites Industry to meet these new exposure standards. To better understand worker exposure to styrene, CANZ has initiated an industry-wide project to gather real-time worker exposure measurements at the manufacturing facilities of some of its members. Read more here.