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Document ID (ISN)110664
CIS number 10-0255
ISBN(s) 978-1-920836-47-4
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Title Stone tiles and decorative stones - A guide for importers, suppliers and tilers
Bibliographic information Commission for occupational safety and health, 1260 Hay Street, PO Box 294, West Perth, WA 6872, Australia, 2010. PDF document, 2p. Illus.
Internet access http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/WorkSafe/PDF/Guides/importers_of_stone_tiles.pdf [in English]
Abstract Many tiles and decorative stones contain significant amounts of silica and other minerals that may pose serious health risks. This leaflet contains guidance on safe work procedures aimed at limiting workers' exposure to airborne silica and mineral dust (wet cutting methods, respirators, exhaust ventilation, cleaning and maintenance of work clothing).
Descriptors (primary) Western Australia; silica; airborne dust; ceramic powders; stone dressing; tiling; limitation of exposure; safe working methods
Descriptors (secondary) Australia; wet dust control; exhaust ventilation; work clothing; particulate removing respirators; safety guides
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceWestern Australia
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Personal protection
Respiratory protection
Mining and quarrying