SafeWork SA conducts more audits on silica dust exposure
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SafeWork SA recently committed to a second-round of audits from October 2020 on silica dust exposure ensuring ongoing compliance within exposure limits and rectification of any previously identified issues.
Following audits in 2019, SafeWork SA inspectors will again be visiting workplaces identified as either being involved in fabrication and installation of engineered stone products or having the potential for high levels of exposure.
Exposure to dust containing respirable crystalline silica can lead to diseases like silicosis, and SafeWork SA executive director, Martyn Campbell said silica dust exposure is entirely preventable and it is the responsibility of the workplace to know and control their dust exposure levels.