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Adoption of new silica workplace exposure standard and code of practice

Tasmania has adopted a Code of Practice that provides guidance for how to manage risks associated with engineered stone and minimise the incidence of related respiratory diseases.
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Tasmania has adopted a Code of Practice, effective from January 2022, that provides guidance on how to minimise the incidence of respiratory diseases caused by working with engineered stone.

The Code is intended to be used to assist in complying with the WHS Act and WHS Regulations. It includes recommendations for managing risks through the lifecycle of an engineered stone product, including fabrication, installation, maintenance, removal and disposal. 

This resource outlines what workplace activities the Code of Practice applies to. These are activities that involve the use of engineered stone and other common building products that could result in exposure to respirable crystalline silica. It also specifies who has workplace health and safety responsibilities and duties when managing risks associated with working with these products. 

In addition, the resource provides advice as to what other Codes of Practice have been published by WorkSafe Tasmania to help building practitioners manage workplace risk.

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Residential builders and industry professionals

This resource is designed for builders and industry professionals to help them understand the Code of Practice in relation to silica workplace exposure.

What does it include?

  • The main purpose of the Code of Practice
  • What the Code of Practice covers
  • The effect of the new Workplace Exposure Standard
  • Related guidance.

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