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Protecting Workers from Construction Dust/ Silica

The importance of protecting workers on construction sites from construction dust/ silica has been in the spotlight lately and for good reason, the consequences can be fatal. This video case study of a former stoneworker who is currently suffering from

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Tradespeople at Risk of Cancer from Construction Silica Dust

The Cancer Council Australia recently reminded workers involved in mining, farm work, construction and demolition that they are at risk of exposure to silica dust which is potentially cancer causing. Around 600,000 people are at risk of exposure to silica

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Brisbane Tunnel Workers Risk Silica Related Diseases

A parliamentary inquiry has heard that Brisbane tunnel workers are at risk of serious health issues due to exposure to silica dust. A medical expert was speaking in front of a parliamentary inquiry into black lung disease. The inquiry was

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Useful Advice on Managing Dust

Managing dust on construction sites is one of those aspects of safety that can be easily overlooked but has such a major impact on worker health and safety. In this informative video from WorkSafe New Zealand, we may be able

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US Lowers Silica Dust Limit – Construction Industry Affected

The US workplace regulators recently announced the lowering of the limit of crystalline silica dust exposure for the first time in its history. The announcement sparked concerns amongst the construction industry. In an article on http://www.australianetworknews.com, silica dust was identified as

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