Health and safety
The Victorian Government has recently made changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations that ban certain tasks in relation to the processing of ‘engineered stone’ products. However, numerous other materials such as concrete, bricks and mortar, also contain crystalline silica. Silica dust can be harmful when it's inhaled into your lungs. Exposure can lead to deadly diseases, including:
- Lung Cancer
- Kidney Disease
- Autoimmune Disease
Who should attend?This information session is suitable for any person that may be involved with building maintenance, construction / demolition work, stonemasonry and contractor management. It is also suitable for a general audience that may wish to gain a better understanding of Crystalline Silica.
- What is Crystalline Silica?
- What Industries use crystalline silica products?
- Legal requirements
- Understanding associated diseases
- Controlling and reducing risk
- Information sources