|Document ID (ISN)||112129|
|Convention or series no.
||Easterbrook A., Brough P.
Health and Safety Executive
||Silica baseline survey
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2009. viii, 59p. 17 ref.
||RR_689.pdf [in English]
||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.
||United Kingdom; silica; airborne dust; stone dressing; exposure evaluation; quarrying industry; brick and tile industry; construction industry
||maintenance; safety by design; exhaust ventilation; facepieces; threshold limit values; public OSH institutions; report
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
Materials, glass and ceramics
Mines and quarries
|Broad subject area(s)
Glass, pottery and related materials
Mining and quarrying
Construction industry and civil engineering