Working with silica and silica containing productsYou should use this guide if you are a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) who has workers (including yourself) that work with silica or silica containing products, except if you are working with engineered stone.
Accelerated SilicosisThis is a crisis. The really alarming numbers of Silicosis and other lung disease cases are coming from those who cut engineered stone, but of course Silica dust comes from concrete and other products too.
Deadly Silicosis and the new silica dust standardDr Ryan Hoy, Respiratory and Sleep Disorders Physician at Cabrini Medical Centre, talks to CFMEU Health and Safety Reps and other guests about Silicosis, Lung Cancer and the dangers of silica dust.
Safe Work Month - Silica SafetyDo you work with manufactured stone, concrete, bricks or rock?
Cutting or grinding these materials releases silica dust, which is so small, you might not even know you’re breathing it in. Exposure can lead to silicosis. Which can be fatal within five to 10 years – sometimes for people as young as 20 or 30.
Working safely with crystalline silicaCrystalline silica (or quartz) is found in most rocks, sands, and clays. It’s estimated that one in every 100 workers exposed to silica dust will develop disease due to past exposure. Learn how to manage the risks involved when working with silica dust.