Crystalline silica and silicosis

Safe Work Australia is calling for public submissions on how to best manage the respirable crystalline silica (silica dust) in Australian workplaces.

Safe Work Australia is seeking feedback on proposed policy options to manage the risks of exposure to respirable crystalline silica (silica dust) in Australian workplaces.

We are seeking feedback from stakeholders and the general public on the impact of regulatory and non-regulatory options to minimise exposures to respirable crystalline silica at Australian workplac

We investigated lowering the workplace exposure standard for respirable crystalline silica to 0.02 mg/m3 and adding a short term exposure limit.

This report investigates whether a short term exposure limit (STEL) should be implemented to complement the workplace exposure standard (WES) of 0.05 mg/m3 for respirable crystalline sil

This report investigates the challenges of measuring airborne concentrations of respirable crystalline silica in Australian workplaces at and below 0.02 mg/m3.

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