DIESEL PARTICULATE A SIGNIFICANT WHS CONCERN FOR FIREFIGHTERS

UFUSA Diesel Particulates Campaign

Diesel exhaust in MFS stations has been a significant health and safety issue for many years with Diesel Particulate Matter having been declared a Category 1 Carcinogen in 2012 by the World Health Organisation.

Our latest UFUSA Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM) video update looks at the latest science and is now available by clicking here.

To further assist you in identifying potential Diesel Exhaust hazards in your station or workplace, a Diesel Exhaust fact sheet can be downloaded below which also contains a 5-minute Station check list.

UFUSA Diesel Particulates Campaign

We urge you to view the latest DPM video, complete the check list and raise any matters of concern through the MFS chain of command and processes, including by completing a MySafety report where appropriate. Remember to always request a response in writing, ensure you keep a copy of what you send and please do forward one to us too at info@ufusa.com.au so we can register the concerns raised.

UFUSA Resourcing Campaign

Assistance can also be sought through your UFUSA Work Health Safety Representative or the union office. For further information and resources, please click here.

In solidarity,

DIESEL PARTICULATE A SIGNIFICANT WHS CONCERN FOR FIREFIGHTERS

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