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Engineered stone benchtops forum 3

Engineered stone benchtop products are likely to produce increased quartz dust exposure for workers fabricating the benchtops. Intense and/or prolonged inhalation of the dust can lead to irreversible lung disease and a number of recent research papers have shown this to be an issue of concern.

SafeWork SA are holding three forums in early 2019 to allow industry representatives to discuss with us the results of monitoring and the issues for control.

In these forums we will discuss:

  • dust exposures relative to the current Workplace Exposure Standard for respirable quartz (respirable crystalline silica)
  • exposure profiles for different aspects of the work
  • regulatory control requirements
  • health monitoring required for workers in the industry.

If you would like to attend please register your interest below.