WorkSafe have Silica in Focus
June 23, 2019
WorkSafe have developed a checklist for employers and workers engaged in the fabrication and installation of stone benchtops.
The checklist highlights safety issues with a focus on silica hazards and provides information on how to best manage those risks to minimise negative outcomes through compliance with occupational safety and health legislation.
Members working with stone benchtops should be aware of the expectations of the regulator in regards to silica via the checklist.
WorkSafe have also made further announcements regarding their continuing audit of silica in workplaces.
During the inspection program, inspectors are focusing on whether the hazard of silica dust is being adequately managed by assessing the risk and ensuring that workers are kept safe.
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