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Document ID (ISN)78089
CIS number 02-355
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1760-2
Year 2001
Convention or series no. HSG 201
Health and Safety Executive
Title Controlling exposure to stonemasonry dust
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Sep. 2001. iv, 72p. Illus. 17 ref. Price: GBP 10.95.
Abstract By breathing stone dust, stonemasons can suffer from diseases such as pneumoconiosis, silicosis and lung cancer. This guidance is aimed at employers of stonemasons, managers in the stoneworking business, suppliers of cut stone, stone tool manufacturers and suppliers, and stone dust control equipment manufacturers. It describes health risks and how dust exposure occurs. It also provides guidance on how to control dust exposure and on occupational health surveillance. Appendices include occupational exposure limits and methods of exposure evaluation.
Descriptors (primary) mineral dust; quarrying industry; limitation of exposure; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; dust control; responsibilities of employers; safety guides; pneumoconiosis; silicosis; exposure evaluation; lung cancer
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Mining and quarrying