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    • Victoria Bans Dry-Cutting Crystalline Silica Products

      02/05/2019 | Safety

      Action taken to address looming concern over Silica dust risks

       

      The Victorian State Government has launched a blitz on the construction industry banning dry-cutting products containing crystalline silica. The move is in response to a growing fear of health issues in the industry caused by inhaling silica dust leading to degenerative conditions and cancer. 


      The move includes:

          A state-wide ban on uncontrolled dry-cutting and polishing of materials that contain crystalline silica dust.

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          Free health screening for 1400 Stonemasons.

          A tough new compliance code for businesses working with silica

          An awareness campaign to highlight the risks of working with engineered stone.


      Read the full media release here.

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