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Document ID (ISN)112129
CIS number 11-0826
Year 2009
Convention or series no. RR 689
Author(s) Easterbrook A., Brough P.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Silica baseline survey
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2009. viii, 59p. 17 ref.
Internet access RR_689.pdf [in English]
Abstract The overall objective of this project was to establish employee exposures and the control of respirable crystalline silica (RCS) in four United Kingdom sectors: brick and tile manufacture, stonemasonry, quarrying and construction. More specifically, the objectives were: to establish whether engineering controls and the use of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) were adequate to reduce exposures below the workplace exposure limit (WEL) for RCS; to assess the reliability of the exposure controls; to identify common causes of failures of exposure controls; to provide data against which the effect of HSE interventions could be assessed in future. Findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; silica; airborne dust; stone dressing; exposure evaluation; quarrying industry; brick and tile industry; construction industry
Descriptors (secondary) maintenance; safety by design; exhaust ventilation; facepieces; threshold limit values; public OSH institutions; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Materials, glass and ceramics
Construction industry
Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Glass, pottery and related materials
Mining and quarrying
Construction industry and civil engineering