|Document ID (ISN)||78089|
|Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Executive
||Controlling exposure to stonemasonry dust
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Sep. 2001. iv, 72p. Illus. 17 ref. Price: GBP 10.95.
||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.
||mineral dust; quarrying industry; limitation of exposure; United Kingdom
||threshold limit values; dust control; responsibilities of employers; safety guides; pneumoconiosis; silicosis; exposure evaluation; lung cancer
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Dust, aerosols and related diseases
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mining and quarrying