Silicosis is a serious, irreversible lung disease. The disease is caused by prolonged exposure to breathing in dust that contains crystalline silica. The disease causes loss of lung function, leading to shortness of breath and other serious consequences such as lung cancer. Understanding the risks should be a priority to protect your health, your workers health and your business.
Watch the Silicosis Awareness webinar series below.
Video safety alert – presented by Safe Work NSW
This webinar is presented by the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH) and provides an overview of the work that occupational hygienists undertake and how they can assist you in meeting your obligations. The webinar also discusses the AIOH Breath Freely program and the resources they have produced and available to access.
This webinar is presented by Husqvarna Construction Products and provides information on Husqvarna’s different tools and systems available to help you in meeting your WHS obligations and minimising exposure to silica while undertaking construction activities and what supporting resources are available about tool maintenance, correct use and dust and slurry management.
Check with your local workplace health and safety authority to find out the requirements that apply in your state or territory. Most authorities have released guidance and recommendations.
To find out go to your local health and safety authority’s website and search for “silica” in the search bar.
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