Posts Tagged ‘silica’

Second wave of silica dust compliance audits

SafeWork SA has announced a second round of silica dust exposure audits from this October onwards. This follows the implementation of the new nationally agreed exposure limits and similar audits in 2019. SafeWork SA will be targeting the issues identified in last year’s audits and work with companies to ensure that the new exposure limit…

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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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