Crystalline silica and silicosis

Silica is silicon dioxide, a naturally occurring and widely abundant mineral that forms the major component of most rocks and soils.

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.

The workplace exposure standard (WES) for respirable crystalline silica (silica dust) has been reduced to 0.05 mg/m3.

Safe Work Australia’s national guide for 

To manage risks of silica dust, you must first identify whether silica dust is being generated and released into the air at your workpl

Silica is silicon dioxide. It is naturally occurring and found in many rocks and soils. There are non-crystalline and crystalline forms of silicon dioxide.

The control measures that are the most effective for your workplace will depend on your industry, work processes and the

This page provides information for PCBUs and workers about silica and some of the legal duties relating to protecting workers from

This Vietnamese translated guide helps a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) protect its workers from the risks of working with silica and silica containing products.
This Italian translated guide helps a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) protect its workers from the risks of working with silica and silica containing products.