A guidance document issued by the Commission for Occupational Safety and Health outlines how to control exposure to airborne respirable crystalline silica (RCS) dust during fabrication of stone benchtops or similar stone products and the health effects of breathing RCS dust.
It provides guidance for employers and workers on silica hazards and some of the legislative requirements in the OSH Act and OSH regulations. The guide applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by the OSH Act.
This guidance note does not address other hazards that may be present in workplaces that fabricate stone products including benchtops.
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