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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The Cancer Council says approximately 587,000 Australian workers were exposed to silica dust while on the job in 2011. Of these, 5,758 are estimated to develop lung cancer in the future as a result of that exposure. Silica dust is harmful when inhaled into your lungs. As it is 100 times smaller than a grain of sand,…

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