This report focuses on the exposure of Australian workers to dust, gases, vapours, smoke and fumes and the control measures that are provided in workplaces that eliminate, reduce or control worker exposure to these airborne hazards. The aims of this report are threefold:
1. to describe the percentage of workers who are exposed to dust and/or gases, vapours, smoke or fumes and the employment and demographic factors that distinguish workers exposed to these airborne hazards
2. to provide a description of the types of dust and/or gases, vapours, smoke or fumes that workers with high odds of exposure to airborne hazards are typically exposed to, and
3. to describe the employment and demographic factors that affect the provision of controls against airborne hazards in Australian workplaces.
Based on these findings, the report will make policy recommendations, disease prevention initiatives and recommendations for future research in this field.