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This safety alert highlights the serious health and safety risks of exposure to high levels of respirable crystalline silica (RCS) in the stone benchtop manufacturing industry.Read more
Concerned about accelerated silicosis?
If you have concerns about accelerated silicosis, you can leave your contact details and we will be in contact with further information about what you can do.Read more
Respirable crystalline silica and accelerated silicosis
In this video our Head of Health and Technical Services talks about the emerging issue of respirable crystalline silica, what you can do to manage the risk, and where to go for more information.Read more
Silica dust in the workplace
This guidance advises PCBUs of the risks of respirable crystalline silica dust and how to control them and protect their workers.Read more
Controlling dust with on-tool extraction
Use this guide for advice on how to choose, use and maintain an on-tool extraction system to control dust.Read more
8 key things for workers to know: Controlling silica dust in the workplace
This guide provides information on what businesses and workers can do to minimise the risks of silica dust.Read more
Controlling dust with on-tool water suppression
This guidance advises PCBUs how to choose, use and maintain an on-tool water suppression system to control dust.Read more
Safe manufacturing and use of synthetic mineral fibre products
Synthetic mineral fibres include materials like fibreglass, rockwool, and ceramic fibres. These are commonly used for insulation and can be hazardous if the tiny particles are inhaled, enter skin or get into the eyes.Read more
Wood dust: controlling the risks
This quick guide provides advice on woodworking activities. It explains the health risks from wood dust and some reasonably practicable control measures to protect workers.Read more
Toolbox talk 1: wood dust and your health
This is the first of two toolbox talks to raise awareness of the health risks from wood dust and why health monitoring is important for workers.Read more