This week, Safe Work Australia have released translated guides for safe working with silica and silica containing products. Working with natural and engineered stone, asphalt, concrete, bricks or pavers can expose workers to silica dust. The Working with Silica guide provides information about reducing exposure to silica dust when working with silica and silica containing…

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Silica health surveillance for any worker exposed to silica dust at work is a minimum requirement for employers. This has been reiterated by WorkSafe WA this week when announcing their latest inspection program looking at safety and health in stone bench top fabricators. Onsite health assessments Work Health Professionals will help you manage your WorkSafe…

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“Silica dust is the new asbestos” and “silica dust is more dangerous than coalmine dust”. This is what has been recently reported in the Australasian Mine Safety Journal, where they reveal the increasing number of Australian tradies who are being struck down by silicosis. Silicosis is lung fibrosis – an irreversible scarring and stiffening of…

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