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Health information for PCBUs in the engineered stone industry
Guidance for businesses about accelerated silicosis in the engineered stone industry, and what WorkSafe's response will be in the coming months.Read more
Health information for workers in the engineered stone industry
Find out if your health may have been affected by working with engineered stone.Read more
Government and specialist health response
Government agencies have developed a new health assessment process for accelerated silicosis. Here is more information about the Government response.Read more
Engineered stone and exposure to respirable crystalline silica
The concentration of RCS in engineered stone benchtops can lead to accelerated silicosis. It is an emerging health condition that we are learning about at speed.Read more
Video: Respirable crystalline silica and accelerated silicosis
In this video our Head of Health and Technical Services talks about the emerging issue of respirable crystalline silica, what you can do to manage the risk, and where to go for more information.Read more
Safety alert: Accelerated silicosis
This safety alert highlights the serious health and safety risks of exposure to high levels of respirable crystalline silica (RCS) in the stone benchtop manufacturing industry.Read more
Our prevention activities
In early 2019 when the emerging health issue of exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) in the engineered stone industry came to light, we set up an organisation-wide team to ensure a joined up approach to how we respond and equip businesses and workers with prevention information and guidance.Read more