Model Code of Practice: Managing the risks of respirable crystalline silica from engineered stone in the workplace

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This model Code of Practice provides practical information on how to manage health and safety risks associated with respirable crystalline silica from engineered stone in your workplace.

Use this model Code of Practice if you are a duty holder and you:

  • manage the health and safety risks associated with working with engineered stone
  • design, manufacture, import or supply engineered stone
  • fabricate, install, maintain, remove or dispose of engineered stone

This model Code applies to all types of work and all workplaces covered by the model Work Health and Safety Act. The code covers: 

  • who has health and safety duties in relation to working with engineered stone
  • how to identify, manage and control the risks of working with engineered stone
  • the workplace exposure standard for respirable crystalline silica
  • health monitoring
  • air monitoring, and
  • clean-up and disposal of silica dust maintenance, refurbishment or removal of engineered stone

To have legal effect in a jurisdiction, the model Code of Practice must be approved as a code of practice in that jurisdiction. Check with the relevant regulator to determine if this is the case.

Check with your WHS regulator to find out if this Code of Practice has legal effect in your jurisdiction

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Crystalline silica and silicosis