Posts Tagged ‘RCS’

Updates to respirable dust laws for WA and NSW

The WA and NSW governments have recently taken steps to further aid prevention of respirable crystalline silica (RCS) exposure and other occupational dust diseases. Western Australia Western Australia have halved their workplace exposure standard for RCS to 0.05 mg/m3 over an 8-hour period. WA have also halved the exposure limit for respirable coal dust to…

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SafeWork Australia publishes new silica guidelines

SafeWork Australia has published new guideline materials for working with silica based products in the aim of preventing further development of the occupational lung disease silicosis. These guidelines come following a recent surge in Silicosis diagnoses within Australia, for a total of 260 confirmed cases across the nation. Queensland in particular accounts for almost two…

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