silica dust risks

For all WA automotive body repair employers and paint and panel workshops, there is a WorkSafe WA responsibility to initiate a Health Surveillance program to minimise the risk of permanent health damage to their spray painters from exposure to chemicals known as isocyanates. This is often known as spray painter health checks or spray painter…

Read More

Spray painter health assessments, or biological monitoring, is required for workers who are exposed to isocyanates in the workplace.  This is a WorkSafe requirement because health surveillance may detect harm to health (eg decrease in lung function) before the problem gets too serious, allowing controls to be improved to protect workers’ health. Mobile facility –…

Read More