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New silica code of practice for Queensland

A new code of practice for managing silica in construction commenced operation in Queensland on 1 May 2023. Here’s what you need to know.
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The “Managing respirable crystalline silica dust exposure in construction and manufacturing of construction elements Code of Practice 2022” (the Code) came into effect in Queensland in May 2023.

It is crucial you understand the information contained within the code, which includes identifying RCS hazards, how to use control measures and protective equipment and what you can do over time to prevent injury.

In this detailed explainer, you’ll learn if the Code applies to the work you’re carrying out. You will also be guided on choosing control measures and how to use exposure data.

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Building professionals in Queensland that work with silica in a high-risk environment.

What does it include?

  • What the Code includes
  • What work the code applies to
  • How to choose the right control measures
  • Method 1: Using the controls table in Appendix 4
  • Method 2: Using exposure data to choose dust controls that work.

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