Do you work in manufactured stone, tunnelling, foundry work or the civil and domestic construction industry (including work involving building products such as stone concrete, bricks and tiles)?
When products or materials containing silica are cut, ground, sanded or drilled, a very fine dust is created. This dust is harmful when inhaled and can lead to silicosis. Prevent exposure, by; providing adequate ventilation, cutting stone with water, using tools with dust capture and collection, cleaning up with a H or M vacuum or water and wearing the right dust mask.
Join SafeWork NSW at this half day forum on silica dust control to learn about isolation, wet methods and other engineering controls.