Crystalline silica and silicosis https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/ en Vietnamese translated - Working with silica https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/doc/vietnamese-translated-working-silica <div class="node node--type-document node--view-mode-rss layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="field field-overview"> <div class="field__label">Overview</div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>This guide helps a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) protect its workers from the risks of working with silica and silica containing products, like engineered stone. It provides information on how to eliminate or minimise those risks to keep workers safe.</p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><strong><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-weight:normal">Hướng dẫn này giúp người đang</span></span></span></strong><strong><span lang="VI" style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-weight:normal"> điều hành một</span></span></span></strong><strong><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-weight:normal"> doanh</span></span></span></strong><strong><span lang="VI" style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-weight:normal"> nghiệp</span></span></span></strong><strong><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-weight:normal"> hoặc một</span></span></span></strong><strong><span lang="VI" style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-weight:normal"> cơ sở kinh doanh</span></span></span></strong><strong><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-weight:normal"> (PCBU) bảo vệ người</span></span></span></strong><strong><span lang="VI" style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-weight:normal"> lao động</span></span></span></strong><strong><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-weight:normal"> của mình khỏi những nguy</span></span></span></strong><strong><span lang="VI" style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-weight:normal"> cơ</span></span></span></strong><strong><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-weight:normal"> khi làm việc với silica</span></span></span></strong><strong><span lang="VI" style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-weight:normal"> và</span></span></span></strong><strong> </strong><strong><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-weight:normal">các sản phẩm chứa silica, như đá nhân tạo. Hướng</span></span></span></strong><strong><span lang="VI" style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-weight:normal"> dẫn này</span></span></span></strong><strong><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-weight:normal"> cung cấp thông tin về cách loại bỏ hoặc giảm thiểu những nguy</span></span></span></strong><strong><span lang="VI" style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-weight:normal"> cơ</span></span></span></strong><strong><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-weight:normal"> đó nhằm giữ an toàn cho người lao động</span></span></span></strong><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:48px">&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:105%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Bụi silica có hại cho sức khỏe của bạn và người lao động. Hãy sử dụng hướng dẫn này để tìm hiểu các cách bảo vệ tất cả mọi người tại nơi làm việc của bạn. </span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-bottom:8px; margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:105%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Làm việc với đá tự nhiên và nhân tạo, nhựa đường, bê tông, gạch hoặc gạch lát có thể khiến bạn và người lao động của mình tiếp xúc với bụi silica. Hướng dẫn này sẽ giúp bạn kiểm soát nguy cơ tiếp xúc với bụi silica tại nơi làm việc của bạn. </span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-bottom:8px; margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:105%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Nếu nơi làm việc của bạn có bụi silica, bạn có thể cần phải theo dõi không khí tại nơi làm việc của mình và theo dõi sức khỏe cho người lao động của mình. Hãy sử dụng hướng dẫn này để tìm hiểu những gì bạn cần làm.</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-bottom:8px; margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:105%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Hãy sử dụng hướng dẫn này nếu bạn hoặc người lao động của bạn mài, cắt, đánh bóng hoặc khoan silica hoặc các sản phẩm có chứa silica, như đá nhân tạo. Có những điều bạn phải làm để bảo đảm người lao động của bạn được bảo vệ khỏi bụi silica.</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-bottom:8px; margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:105%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Hãy sử dụng hướng dẫn này để hiểu những gì bạn phải làm để bảo vệ người lao động của mình, những người làm việc với silica hoặc các sản phẩm chứa silica. </span></span></span></li> </ul> </div> <div class="field-downloads"> <h2 class="field__label">Downloads</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-document-info field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--document-info paragraph--view-mode--swa-document-first-item"> <ul class="document-tiles direct-dl-files row"> <li class="field field--name-field-file-information field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items col-sm-4"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--file-information paragraph--view-mode--swa-document-full-view"> <a href="/sites/default/files/2020-06/vietnamese_translated_national_guide_for_working_with_silica_and_silica_containing_products.pdf" title="vietnamese_translated_national_guide_for_working_with_silica_and_silica_containing_products.pdf" class="tile type-pdf"><div class="document-icon"></div> <p class="link-type"><span class="visually-hidden">vietnamese_translated_national_guide_for_working_with_silica_and_silica_containing_products.pdf</span> PDF</p> <p class="file-size">1.92 MB</p> <div class="file-meta"></div> </a> </div> </div> </li> <li class="field field--name-field-file-information field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items col-sm-4"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--file-information paragraph--view-mode--swa-document-full-view"> <a href="/sites/default/files/2020-06/vietnamese_translated_national_guide_for_working_with_silica_and_silica_containing_products.docx" title="vietnamese_translated_national_guide_for_working_with_silica_and_silica_containing_products.docx" class="tile type-docx"><div class="document-icon"></div> <p class="link-type"><span class="visually-hidden">vietnamese_translated_national_guide_for_working_with_silica_and_silica_containing_products.docx</span> DOCX</p> <p class="file-size">2.78 MB</p> <div class="file-meta"></div> </a> </div> </div> </li> </ul> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Publication date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2020-06-24T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">24 Jun 2020</time> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--document-info paragraph--view-mode--swa-document-first-item"> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Publication date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2020-06-29T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">29 Jun 2020</time> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-document-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Document type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/160" hreflang="en">Guidance materials</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/24" hreflang="en">Health and wellbeing</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tag-by-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Topic</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/53" hreflang="en">Crystalline silica and silicosis</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-industry-group field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Industry &amp; Business</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/730" hreflang="en">Construction</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 24 Jun 2020 23:57:04 +0000 Crystalline silica and silicosis Italian translated - Working with silica https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/doc/italian-translated-working-silica <div class="node node--type-document node--view-mode-rss layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="field field-overview"> <div class="field__label">Overview</div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">This guide helps a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) protect its workers from the risks of working with silica and silica containing products, like engineered stone. It provides information on how to eliminate or minimise those risks to keep workers safe.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><strong><span lang="IT" style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-weight:normal">La presente guida è intesa ad aiutare le persone che gestiscono un’azienda o un’impresa (sigla inglese </span></span></span></strong><a href="https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/glossary#PCBU"><strong><span lang="IT" style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="text-underline:none">PCBU</span></span></span></span></span></strong></a><strong><span lang="IT" style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-weight:normal">) a proteggere i propri lavoratori dai rischi derivanti dalla lavorazione della silice e di prodotti contenenti silice, come quelli in pietra ricostruita</span></span></span></strong><span lang="IT" style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">.&nbsp; La guida offre informazioni su come eliminare o minimizzare tali rischi per tutelare la salute dei lavoratori.</span></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:105%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="IT" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">La silice è nociva alla salute vostra e dei vostri lavoratori. Usate questa guida per imparare a proteggere tutte le persone presenti nel vostro ambiente di lavoro.</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-bottom:8px; margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:105%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="IT" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Lavorare con pietra naturale o ricostruita, asfalto, calcestruzzo, mattoni, piastrelle o mattonelle può esporre voi e i vostri lavoratori alla polvere di silice. Questa guida vi aiuterà a tenere sotto controllo i rischi dell’esposizione alla polvere di silice nel vostro ambiente di lavoro. </span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-bottom:8px; margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:105%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="IT" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Se polvere di silice è presente nel vostro ambiente di lavoro potreste dover predisporre misure di monitoraggio dell’aria e monitoraggio della salute dei vostri lavoratori. Usate la presente guida per sapere cosa fare.</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-bottom:8px; margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:105%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="IT" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Usate questa guida se voi o i vostri lavoratori siete impegnati in lavorazioni che prevedono la smerigliatura, il taglio, la lucidatura o la trapanatura della silice o di prodotti contenenti silice, quali la pietra ricostruita. Vi sono precauzioni che dovete adottare per fare in modo che i vostri lavoratori siano protetti dalla polvere di silice.</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-bottom:8px; margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:105%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="IT" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Usate la presente guida per capire cosa dovete fare per proteggere i vostri lavoratori impegnati nella lavorazione della silice o di prodotti contenenti silice. </span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="field-downloads"> <h2 class="field__label">Downloads</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-document-info field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--document-info paragraph--view-mode--swa-document-first-item"> <ul class="document-tiles direct-dl-files row"> <li class="field field--name-field-file-information field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items col-sm-4"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--file-information paragraph--view-mode--swa-document-full-view"> <a href="/sites/default/files/2020-06/italian_translated_national_guide_for_working_with_silica_and_silica_containing_products.pdf" title="italian_translated_national_guide_for_working_with_silica_and_silica_containing_products.pdf" class="tile type-pdf"><div class="document-icon"></div> <p class="link-type"><span class="visually-hidden">italian_translated_national_guide_for_working_with_silica_and_silica_containing_products.pdf</span> PDF</p> <p class="file-size">1.8 MB</p> <div class="file-meta"></div> </a> </div> </div> </li> <li class="field field--name-field-file-information field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items col-sm-4"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--file-information paragraph--view-mode--swa-document-full-view"> <a href="/sites/default/files/2020-06/italian_translated_national_guide_for_working_with_silica_and_silica_containing_products.docx" title="italian_translated_national_guide_for_working_with_silica_and_silica_containing_products.docx" class="tile type-docx"><div class="document-icon"></div> <p class="link-type"><span class="visually-hidden">italian_translated_national_guide_for_working_with_silica_and_silica_containing_products.docx</span> DOCX</p> <p class="file-size">2.82 MB</p> <div class="file-meta"></div> </a> </div> </div> </li> </ul> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Publication date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2020-06-24T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">24 Jun 2020</time> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-document-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Document type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/160" hreflang="en">Guidance materials</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/24" hreflang="en">Health and wellbeing</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tag-by-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Topic</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/53" hreflang="en">Crystalline silica and silicosis</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-industry-group field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Industry &amp; Business</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/730" hreflang="en">Construction</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 24 Jun 2020 23:53:49 +0000 Crystalline silica and silicosis Greek translated - Working with silica https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/doc/greek-translated-working-silica <div class="node node--type-document node--view-mode-rss layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="field field-overview"> <div class="field__label">Overview</div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>This guide helps a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) protect its workers from the risks of working with silica and silica containing products, like engineered stone. It provides information on how to eliminate or minimise those risks to keep workers safe.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Αυτός ο οδηγός βοηθά άτομα που διευθύνουν μια επιχείρηση ή έργο (AΔΕΕ) να προστατεύσουν τους εργαζομένους τους από τους κινδύνους που ενέχουν οι εργασίες με προϊόντα διοξειδίου του πυριτίου και που περιέχουν διοξείδιο του πυριτίου, όπως η κατασκευασμένη πέτρα. Παρέχει πληροφορίες σχετικά με τον τρόπο εξάλειψης ή ελαχιστοποίησης αυτών των κινδύνων για την προστασία των εργαζομένων.</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">• Η σκόνη διοξειδίου του πυριτίου είναι κακή για την &nbsp;δική σας υγεία&nbsp; και των εργαζομένων σας. Χρησιμοποιήστε αυτόν τον οδηγό για να μάθετε πώς να προστατεύετε όλους στο χώρο εργασίας σας.</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">• Η εργασία με φυσική και κατασκευασμένη πέτρα, άσφαλτο, σκυρόδεμα, τούβλα ή υλικά πλακόστρωσης μπορεί να εκθέσει εσάς και τους εργαζομένους σας σε σκόνη διοξειδίου του πυριτίου. Αυτός ο οδηγός θα σας βοηθήσει να ελέγξετε τους κινδύνους έκθεσης σε σκόνη διοξειδίου του πυριτίου στο χώρο εργασίας σας.</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">• Εάν έχετε σκόνη διοξειδίου του πυριτίου στο χώρο εργασίας σας, ίσως χρειαστεί να ελέγχετε τον αέρα στο χώρο εργασίας σας και να παρακολουθείτε την υγεία του προσωπικού σας. Χρησιμοποιήστε αυτόν τον οδηγό για να μάθετε τι πρέπει να κάνετε.</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">• Χρησιμοποιήστε αυτόν τον οδηγό εάν εσείς ή οι εργαζόμενοί σας τρίψετε, κόψετε, γυαλίσετε ή τρυπήσετε διοξείδιο του πυριτίου ή προϊόντα που περιέχουν διοξείδιο του πυριτίου, όπως η κατασκευασμένη πέτρα. Υπάρχουν πράγματα που πρέπει να κάνετε για να βεβαιωθείτε ότι το προσωπικό σας προστατεύεται από τη σκόνη διοξειδίου του πυριτίου.</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">• Χρησιμοποιήστε αυτόν τον οδηγό για να κατανοήσετε τι πρέπει να κάνετε για να προστατέψετε τους εργαζομένους σας που εργάζονται με διοξείδιο του πυριτίου ή προϊόντα που περιέχουν διοξείδιο του πυριτίου.</span></span></span></p> </div> <div class="field-downloads"> <h2 class="field__label">Downloads</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-document-info field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--document-info paragraph--view-mode--swa-document-first-item"> <ul class="document-tiles direct-dl-files row"> <li class="field field--name-field-file-information field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items col-sm-4"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--file-information paragraph--view-mode--swa-document-full-view"> <a href="/sites/default/files/2020-07/greek_translated_national_guide_for_working_with_silica_and_silica_containing_products.pdf" title="greek_translated_national_guide_for_working_with_silica_and_silica_containing_products.pdf" class="tile type-pdf"><div class="document-icon"></div> <p class="link-type"><span class="visually-hidden">greek_translated_national_guide_for_working_with_silica_and_silica_containing_products.pdf</span> PDF</p> <p class="file-size">1.67 MB</p> <div class="file-meta"></div> </a> </div> </div> </li> <li class="field field--name-field-file-information field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items col-sm-4"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--file-information paragraph--view-mode--swa-document-full-view"> <a href="/sites/default/files/2020-07/greek_translated_national_guide_for_working_with_silica_and_silica_containing_products.docx" title="greek_translated_national_guide_for_working_with_silica_and_silica_containing_products.docx" class="tile type-docx"><div class="document-icon"></div> <p class="link-type"><span class="visually-hidden">greek_translated_national_guide_for_working_with_silica_and_silica_containing_products.docx</span> DOCX</p> <p class="file-size">2.62 MB</p> <div class="file-meta"></div> </a> </div> </div> </li> </ul> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Publication date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2020-07-17T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">17 Jul 2020</time> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-document-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Document type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/160" hreflang="en">Guidance materials</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/24" hreflang="en">Health and wellbeing</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tag-by-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Topic</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/53" hreflang="en">Crystalline silica and silicosis</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-industry-group field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Industry &amp; Business</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/730" hreflang="en">Construction</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 24 Jun 2020 23:46:19 +0000 Crystalline silica and silicosis Traditional Chinese translated - Working with silica https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/doc/traditional-chinese-translated-working-silica <div class="node node--type-document node--view-mode-rss layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="field field-overview"> <div class="field__label">Overview</div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>This guide helps a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) protect its workers from the risks of working with silica and silica containing products, like engineered stone. It provides information on how to eliminate or minimise those risks to keep workers safe.</p> <p style="margin-right:9px; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><v:rect coordorigin="1,1" coordsize="4,1" filled="f" id="Ink_x0020_1" strokeweight=".5mm" style="position:absolute; margin-left:423px; margin-top:9px; width:1.5pt; height:1.45pt; z-index:251659264"> <v:stroke endcap="round"> <v:path fillok="f" insetpenok="f" o:extrusionok="f" shadowok="f"> <o:lock aspectratio="t" rotation="t" shapetype="t" text="t" v:ext="edit" verticies="t"> <o:ink annotation="t" i="AH4dAgICARBYz1SK5pfFT48G+LrS4ZsiAwZIEEUyRjIFAzgLZBkjMgqBx///D4DH//8PMwqBx/// D4DH//8POAkA/v8DAAAAAAAKNBOClA50AIKUAACH637jjeORy/wf0v0/v+Px6PYPt8/wfD+GP4p/ mnwKABEgwEnL57sT1gE= "> </o:ink></o:lock></v:path></v:stroke></v:rect><span style="position:absolute; margin-left:417px; margin-top:3px; width:12px"><span style="z-index:251659264"><span style="height:12px"><img src="file:///C:/Users/mt3156/AppData/Local/Temp/1/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image001.gif" style="width:12px; height:12px" /></span></span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:KaiTi">本指南幫助</span><span lang="ZH-CN" style="font-family:KaiTi">經營商企或爲之承擔責任的</span><a href="https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/glossary#PCBU" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline"><span lang="ZH-CN" style="font-family:KaiTi">商</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:KaiTi">主</span>/<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:KaiTi">承責人</span></a><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:KaiTi">保護自己的工人免受因使用矽石及含矽產品</span>(<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:KaiTi">如人造石</span>)<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:KaiTi">會帶來的風險。指南提供了如何消除或減少這些風險的資訊,以確保工人的安全</span><span lang="ZH-CN" style="font-family:KaiTi">。</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:105%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="ZH-CN" style="font-family:SimSun">矽塵對你及工人的健康都有害。請使用本指南去瞭解如何保護工作場所内的每一個人。</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:105%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="ZH-CN" style="font-family:SimSun">若你或工人在</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:SimSun">工作中</span><span lang="ZH-CN" style="font-family:SimSun">會</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:SimSun">用到天然及人造的石料、瀝青、混凝土、磚或鋪面石料,</span><span lang="ZH-CN" style="font-family:SimSun">則會令你們</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:SimSun">暴露在矽塵的環境中。</span><span lang="ZH-CN" style="font-family:SimSun">本指南將會幫助你控制工場内接觸到矽塵的風險。</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:105%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="ZH-CN" style="font-family:SimSun">假如你的工場内有矽塵,你可能需要監測場内的空氣和密切留意工人的健康。請使用本指南,瞭解你需要採取哪一類的行動。</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:105%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:SimSun">假如你或工人要</span><span lang="ZH-CN" style="font-family:SimSun">對矽石或含矽產品</span>(<span lang="ZH-CN" style="font-family:SimSun">如人造石</span>)<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:SimSun">進行研磨、切割、拋光或鑽</span><span lang="ZH-CN" style="font-family:SimSun">孔</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:SimSun">,請</span><span lang="ZH-CN" style="font-family:SimSun">閲讀跟從</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:SimSun">本指南。</span><span lang="ZH-CN" style="font-family:SimSun">你</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:SimSun">必須採取</span><span lang="ZH-CN" style="font-family:SimSun">某些行動,以</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:SimSun">確保你的工人免受矽塵之害。</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-bottom:11px; margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:105%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:SimSun">請使用本指南瞭解</span><span lang="ZH-CN" style="font-family:SimSun">你</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:SimSun">必須採取哪些行動</span><span lang="ZH-CN" style="font-family:SimSun">,</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:SimSun">以保護工作中會用到矽石或含矽產品的工人。</span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="field-downloads"> <h2 class="field__label">Downloads</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-document-info field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--document-info paragraph--view-mode--swa-document-first-item"> <ul class="document-tiles direct-dl-files row"> <li class="field field--name-field-file-information field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items col-sm-4"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--file-information paragraph--view-mode--swa-document-full-view"> <a href="/sites/default/files/2020-06/chinese_traditional_translated_national_guide_for_working_with_silica_and_silica_containing_products.pdf" title="chinese_traditional_translated_national_guide_for_working_with_silica_and_silica_containing_products.pdf" class="tile type-pdf"><div class="document-icon"></div> <p class="link-type"><span class="visually-hidden">chinese_traditional_translated_national_guide_for_working_with_silica_and_silica_containing_products.pdf</span> PDF</p> <p class="file-size">1.85 MB</p> <div class="file-meta"></div> </a> </div> </div> </li> <li class="field field--name-field-file-information field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items col-sm-4"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--file-information paragraph--view-mode--swa-document-full-view"> <a href="/sites/default/files/2020-06/chinese_traditional_translated_national_guide_for_working_with_silica_and_silica_containing_products.docx" title="chinese_traditional_translated_national_guide_for_working_with_silica_and_silica_containing_products.docx" class="tile type-docx"><div class="document-icon"></div> <p class="link-type"><span class="visually-hidden">chinese_traditional_translated_national_guide_for_working_with_silica_and_silica_containing_products.docx</span> DOCX</p> <p class="file-size">2.68 MB</p> <div class="file-meta"></div> </a> </div> </div> </li> </ul> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Publication date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2020-06-24T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">24 Jun 2020</time> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-document-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Document type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/160" hreflang="en">Guidance materials</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/24" hreflang="en">Health and wellbeing</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tag-by-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Topic</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/53" hreflang="en">Crystalline silica and silicosis</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-industry-group field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Industry &amp; Business</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/730" hreflang="en">Construction</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 24 Jun 2020 23:41:40 +0000 Crystalline silica and silicosis Simplified Chinese translated - Working with silica https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/doc/simplified-chinese-translated-working-silica <div class="node node--type-document node--view-mode-rss layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="field field-overview"> <div class="field__label">Overview</div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>This guide helps a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) protect its workers from the risks of working with silica and silica containing products, like engineered stone. It provides information on how to eliminate or minimise those risks to keep workers safe.</p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="text-justify:inter-ideograph"><span style="layout-grid-mode:char"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="ZH-CN" style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:SimSun">本指南帮助运行企业或项目的人士(</span></span><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">PCBU</span></span><span lang="ZH-CN" style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:SimSun">)保护其员工在接触二氧化硅和含二氧化硅产品(如人造石)的工作中免受风险。本指南提供了如何消除或尽量减少这些风险来保护员工安全的信息。</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top:4px; margin-bottom:10px; margin-left:48px; text-align:justify">&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li style="margin-top:4px; margin-bottom:10px; margin-left:8px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="text-justify:inter-ideograph"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="layout-grid-mode:char"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="ZH-CN" style="font-family:SimSun">硅尘对您和员工的健康有害。请使用本指南,学习如何保护工作场所中的每个人。</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-top:4px; 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Business</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/730" hreflang="en">Construction</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 24 Jun 2020 23:30:16 +0000 Crystalline silica and silicosis Health monitoring guide for crystalline silica https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/media-centre/news/health-monitoring-guide-crystalline-silica <div class="node node--type-news node--view-mode-rss layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-date field--type-datetime field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Publication Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2020-02-13T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Thursday 13 February 2020</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-type-of-content field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Type of content</div> <div class="field__item">News</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Under the model WHS Regulations, a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) must provide health monitoring for workers if they carry out ongoing work using, handling, generating or storing crystalline silica, and there is a significant risk to the worker’s health because of exposure.</p> <p>Health monitoring is carried out or supervised by a registered medical practitioner. It involves examining and monitoring workers to see if exposure to crystalline silica at work is affecting their health.</p> <p>The guide provides registered medical practitioners with practical guidance on requirements under the model work health and safety laws for health monitoring of workers exposed to crystalline silica.</p> <p>Read the <a href="/node/488">Crystalline silica health monitoring guide</a>.</p> <p>Health monitoring for crystalline silica seeks to protect workers whose health may be at risk.</p> <p>This guide is the first of a series of updated and new health monitoring guides that will be published over the coming months.</p> <p>To stay informed, <a href="/node/149">subscribe</a> to the ‘Hazardous substances and dangerous goods subscriber list’ or ‘Disease, injury and behavioural issues’ subscriber list.</p> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 19 Mar 2020 11:13:53 +0000 Crystalline silica and silicosis Preventing illness and disease in tunnel construction workers https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/media-centre/preventing-illness-and-disease-tunnel-construction-workers <div class="node node--type-media node--view-mode-rss layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Silica is silicon dioxide, a naturally occurring and widely abundant mineral that forms the major component of most rocks and soils. Crystalline silica dust particles can penetrate deep into the lungs and cause illness and disease.</p> <p>For each worker who loses their life from an injury sustained at work in Australia, more than eight will die from a work-related illness.</p> <p>Compared with workers in the broader construction industry, tunnel construction workers have an increased risk of developing silicosis.</p> <p>In this seminar, Kate highlights international best practice in illness and disease prevention from the UK, USA, Norway and Switzerland. Drawing from existing best practice frameworks, she discusses eight important elements including, leadership, engagement and collaboration, training and awareness, standards, health in design, program health risk management, targeted health risk management, and sustainability.</p> <h2>Who is this seminar for?</h2> <p>This seminar is useful to PCBUs, WHS consultants and workers in the construction industry, with a particular focus on tunnelling.</p> <h2>About the presenter</h2> <p>Kate Cole is a certified Occupational Health and Hygiene Manager at Sydney Metro.</p> <p>She was a recipient of a Churchill Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust in 2016 and is a Member of the International Tunnelling Association Working Group 5: Health and Safety in Works.</p> <h2>Additional resources</h2> <ul> <li><a href="/node/91">Hazardous chemicals web page</a></li> <li><a href="/node/90">Workplace exposure standards for chemicals</a></li> <li><a href="/node/1872">Workplace exposure standards and how to use them seminar</a></li> <li><a href="/node/1096">Crystalline silica health monitoring</a></li> <li><a href="/node/1917">Controlling silica in the infrastructure sector, video featuring Daniel Beavon, SafeWork NSW</a></li> <li><a href="/node/1919">Collaborating with industry to tackle silica dust exposure, video featuring Keith Bannerman, Australasian Tunnelling Society</a></li> <li><a href="/node/1921">The role of the client in the WHS landscape, video featuring Stephen Jones, Sydney Metro</a></li> <li><a href="/node/1920">Staying ahead of the game – Controlling silica exposure in tunnel construction, video featuring Christian D'Hondt, John Holland</a></li> <li><a href="/node/1922">Shifting perceptions and outcomes in occupational health and wellbeing, video featuring Kurt Warren, Laing O'Rourke</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <div class="field transcript-group"> <div class="field__label">Transcript</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-html-transcript field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><h1>Silica series: Best practice in the prevention of illness and disease in tunnel construction workers</h1> <h2>Presenter: Kate Cole, Occupational Health and Hygiene Manager, Sydney Metro</h2> <h3>Virtual Seminar Series - Transcript</h3> <p>I was fortunate enough to receive a Churchill Fellowship in 2016. My Churchill Fellowship was on investigating best practice to prevent illness and disease in tunnel construction workers. I'm going to go through a very level presentation of some of the gold I found as part of that journey.</p> <p>To kick it off, I thought I'd set the context. I want you to think about how much energy, effort, systems, and resources we all put into preventing one fatality due to a safety incident at work each and every year. It's money well spent, it's systems and resources well spent. But, how much energy, effort, systems, and resources do we put in to preventing fatality due to illness and disease?</p> <p>Because, this is how many men and women, by comparison will actually succumb to fatality due to that. The ratio is one to eight. Have a think about within your own organisations how much focus do you put on health, in addition to safety? They're both incredibly important, however sometimes I think the balance is skewed.</p> <p>To put it into context in the tunnel industry we'll plan to tunnel further in the next seven years than we have in more than past two decades. Almost two thirds of all the tunnelling in Australia occurs in Sydney and all tunnelling will encounter shale and Hawkesbury Sandstone. That sandstone, and to smaller extent shale mainly consists of quartz and tunnelling through any quartz containing rock generates a carcinogenic dust known as respirable crystalline silica.</p> <p>Over exposure to silica dust is known to cause an incurable disease called silicosis, as well as lung cancer. The risk of developing silicosis from exposure to silica dust at our current legal limit over a worker's working life is estimated to be between anywhere from 12% to 77% of workers.</p> <p>However, silica from freshly fractured rock is more toxic than any other type of silica dust and during tunnel construction crystalline silica exposures have been measured to be more than 20 times that legal limit. The common last line of defence applied to protect the health of our tunnel workers can tend to be the P2 dust mask. </p> <p>To put that into perspective, I thought I'd use this picture from Work Health and Safety Queensland of a five cent coin to try to show just how much that legal limit or that workplace exposure standard is for silica dust. Now, this small amount of dust represents the workplace exposure standard, like the daily exposure, for silica dust at the moment in Australia.</p> <p>Now I want you to cast your mind back to every single construction project that you've ever driven by and think about how much dust you actually saw coming out of that basement excavation, for example. It's probably a little bit more than what is showing on the screen.</p> <p>This is a snapshot of Australian tunnelling in terms of kilometres to be tunnelled over time from ‘95 to 2021. We're obviously in the peak of an infrastructure boom, but it presents an opportune time at this point to not only look outwards internationally but also learn from our past.</p> <p>It was at this point that I thought, "What a great opportunity to actually go and try to get a Churchill Fellowship so that we can actually go and have a look at international best practice and see what we can doing better in Australian tunnelling."</p> <p>As part of the Churchill Fellowship I've visited quite a number of major tunnel projects, including Thames Tideway in the UK, Crossrail, High Speed Rail 2, Belchen Renovation Tunnel, AlpTransit Gotthard, and a number of projects in the US. Including the SR-99 Alaskan Way Viaduct, which was amazing.</p> <p>Also visited some research institutions and some major conferences such as the World Tunnel Congress in Norway. But, before I went, I spent a lot of time actually looking at existing best practice frameworks for health and safety to establish eight elements for investigation.</p> <p>The first and the most important was <em>leadership</em>, because I wanted to understand what impact leadership had on actually driving better health outcomes for tunnel workers at the tunnel phase, per se.</p> <p>I wanted to look at the impacts and the importance of <em>health in design</em>, how well international organisations were at <em>engagement and collaboration</em>. I wanted to look at <em>standards</em>, both contractual and legal standards. I wanted to look at <em>targeted management</em> or things that would specifically reduce silica dust exposure.</p> <p>This is <em>program management</em>, which is the systematic way that a health and safety system is applied. I wanted to look at <em>training and awareness</em> campaigns and what could we be doing better. And lastly, and also most importantly, <em>sustainability</em>. How can we make sure that any initiative we do in Australia is sustainable and actually is retained, no matter who is in charge or who is delivering that tunnel project?</p> <p>I'll start with leadership. I found that visible and effective leadership, actually starting with the client organisation was found to be an essential part of preventing illness and disease by the time work is started onsite. How many of you put that level of leadership and importance on health in the way that you do business? Because, internationally it's very, very strong.</p> <p>Leadership at that client level was demonstrated to create more stakeholders that also began to drive health within their own organisation and focusing on occupational health started way at the beginning, in the design stage before tenders were awarded, and they continued to be promoted and outlined through contractual requirements and tender evaluation. Therefore, the clients made it very clear from the outset to all contractors what the standard would be. There was no surprises.</p> <p>Internationally, I found some great examples in the UK on engagement and collaboration. I saw that groups such as the BOHS, Breathe Freely Campaign. Some initiatives through the transforming tunnel safety groups allowed multiple projects to actually come together and share knowledge so that good practices were adopted earlier than they may have been otherwise and these industry groups both raised awareness, but also drove a best practice approach beyond mere compliance.</p> <p>Engagement with research partners enabled a greater understanding of the magnitude of the issues, leading to better control measures being implemented. In Norway, for example they have a really good collaboration with local research institutions and Thames Tideway have a really good partnership with Loughbrough University. It's great that Sydney Metro, have that type of relationship with RMIT as well.</p> <p>Internationally, I found some great examples of training and awareness campaigns. For those that haven't seen this, this is from Crossrails’ Health and Safety Impact Series. It's called, "Jenny’s story." It's a very short video that helps raise awareness of silica dust or dust exposure and things like this highlighted that we need to be doing more than a simple poster in a crib shed sort of campaign. Not to say that they're not useful, but internationally they're doing more.</p> <p>I also found some great initiatives in the US. The use of helmet-cam or a lapel camera linked to a real-time dust monitor, which was able to help workers, and occupational hygienists, and health and safety professionals actually look at where peak sources of exposure were happening in the underground environment.</p> <p>A really good example might be that you'll find peaks of exposure when heavy plant operators might sit down in a fabric seat, for example. But, you wouldn't actually see that dust when you're doing your day to day activity.</p> <p>Construction and tunnelling projects internationally have mandated targeted contractual requirements that or refer to legal standards that are more stringing than what we have in Australia. Some countries have fantastic and very high grade legal requirements and where they're not there, then they're countered by very detailed contractual requirements by the client to close that gap.</p> <p>I found internationally that ongoing, independent verification of exposure controls or things that should be in place, by some authority able to stop the work has demonstrated to drive compliance and further improvements. Therefore, lower risk of disease development. Really good examples of that would be the UK, Switzerland, and the USA.</p> <p>When it came to health in design I saw that addressing health way at the beginning in the design stage resulted in many more higher order controls being able to be applied prior to construction. So not leaving it to the construction teams. If health risks weren't able to be eliminated, which is pretty rare for them to be able to be in construction, then there was a requirement to demonstrate internationally how those health risks could be managed all the way through the project life cycle, through to O&amp;M.</p> <p>Program risk management was really interesting, as part of the fellowship. I found that occupational hygiene as a discipline was managed together with occupational health and wellbeing as a holistic approach. Appreciating that, for example it's great to have a wellbeing program, but what are we actually doing about preventing exposures to things that cause illness and disease? What are we doing about that worker's health from a clinical perspective? I found it managed really well internationally. A great example is in the UK.</p> <p>I found that initial health risk assessments were used to drive decisions on controls, monitoring, and health surveillance. As is the case at Sydney Metro and health surveillance through occupational physicians, complimented by competent heath clinical services, and a standardised approach for what is deemed fit for duty.</p> <p>A centralised collection of data was observed and by doing that it enables people to look at trends, which then inform future interventions in policy. At the moment in Australia this area is incredibly lacking, because we don't have a centralised health surveillance system, so we're not able to have that sort of data.</p> <p>There were many control measures that were observed internationally to specifically control exposures to silica dust and I'll say that many of these are not new to Australia. I've worked on many tunnelling projects where I've seen these implemented incredibly well, but what tends to fail us on some of these projects is that they're not always implemented each and every time and they're not consistently applied. That really goes back to leadership and the requirement to have it in place in the first place.</p> <p>Internationally, every tunnelling project in the UK has or is in the process of developing some form of legacy learning website. Things like that ensures that good information is captured while fantastic team members are on the project and you don't lose that sort of good information when they go to the next tunnelling project that inevitably pops up.</p> <p>Also, the use of benchmarking tools like the Occupational Health Maturity Matrix, which is a one to six scale, which is used to rank contractors in terms of their maturity in their systems of managing occupational health, were observed to really drive best practice and perhaps some healthy competition.</p> <p>In summary, what is best practice? Well, I found that best practice involves leadership driven by the client, but working in collaboration with a very competent contractor and complimented by a strong regulator. I found that it involves major projects engaging, and collaborating throughout the supply chain. Also, with research institutions and with other major projects.</p> <p>I found that health, medical surveillance, and wellbeing being managed holistically is best practice. Contractual requirements and tender evaluation occurring for health aspects in addition to safety is very important. There were many tools available to assess and control risks to health, but best practice involves them being implemented each and every time.</p> <p>The use of performance metrics that really push best practice has resulted in healthy competition and a better control of health risks. Knowledge sharing is commonplace across legacy website and industry forums, such as today.</p> <p>The Churchill Fellowship demonstrated some key areas for improvement for us in Australia. The first is leadership and the importance of such leadership across all operating client organisations in the importance of health, in addition to safety.</p> <p>The second was to improve the way and the amount of collaboration and engagement we have across all our major tunnelling projects. The third was to strengthen our standards as an industry both legal and contractual, and to increase training and awareness around silica dust. Lastly, to improve our processes of health surveillance.</p> <p>The Churchill Fellowship Report was published on the Churchill Trust website in July of last year. A lot has happened since that time, a lot of work has been done by our health and safety regulator, SafeWork NSW. A lot of work is being done by many clients and fantastic tunnelling contractors, many of whom are in this room and through the Australasian Tunnelling Society and the formation of an Air Quality Working Group. A lot is being done at Sydney Metro to even further improve the systems that we're working on.</p> <p>In short, the Churchill Fellowship demonstrated some key areas for improvement and the industry has received an overwhelming response in how quick everyone's being at actually taking up some of the items that have been identified and really working to close them out and making some improvements.</p> <p>I'd like to thank the Churchill Trust for sponsoring such a Churchill Fellowship, because this is an important issue that effects the health of thousands of Australian workers each and every year and it's great to finally shine a light on health, in addition to safety in this industry. 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Silica containing products include:</p> <ul> <li>manufactured solid stone products such as engineered (composite) stone benchtops​</li> <li>asphalt</li> <li>cement, mortar and grout</li> <li>concrete, concrete blocks and fibre cement products</li> <li>brick</li> <li>drywall and some plasterboards, and</li> <li>pavers and tiles including roof tiles.</li> </ul> <p>This guide explains what you must do to keep your workers safe from the risks of respirable crystalline silica (silica dust).</p> <p>Everything in this guide is covered by the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws.</p> <p>The workplace exposure standard (WES) for respirable crystalline silica was changed to an eight hour time weighted average (TWA) of 0.05 mg/m3 in December 2019. This new WES does not have effect in a state or territory until it is implemented by that jurisdiction. 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It involves examining and monitoring workers to see if exposure to crystalline silica at work is affecting their health.</p> <h2>Audience</h2> <p>The guide provides registered medical practitioners with practical guidance on requirements under the work health and safety laws for health monitoring of workers exposed to crystalline silica.</p> </div> <div class="field-downloads"> <h2 class="field__label">Downloads</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-document-info field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--document-info paragraph--view-mode--swa-document-first-item"> <ul class="document-tiles direct-dl-files row"> <li class="field field--name-field-file-information field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items col-sm-4"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--file-information paragraph--view-mode--swa-document-full-view"> <a href="/book/crystalline-silica-health-monitoring-guide" title="File" class="tile type-html" hreflang="en"><div class="document-icon"></div> <p class="link-type"><span class="visually-hidden">File</span> HTML</p> <div class="file-meta"></div> </a> </div> </div> </li> </ul> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Publication date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2020-02-14T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">14 Feb 2020</time> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-document-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Document type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/160" hreflang="en">Guidance materials</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/23" hreflang="en">Hazardous chemicals</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/25" hreflang="en">Managing health and safety</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tag-by-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Topic</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Health monitoring</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/53" hreflang="en">Crystalline silica and silicosis</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/85" hreflang="en">Hazardous chemicals</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-industry-group field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tag by Industry &amp; Business</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/438" hreflang="en">Agriculture</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/730" hreflang="en">Construction</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/442" hreflang="en">Government</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/443" hreflang="en">Health care and social assistance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/444" hreflang="en">Major hazard facilities</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/445" hreflang="en">Manufacturing</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/446" hreflang="en">Mining</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/450" hreflang="en">Small business</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 19 Mar 2020 11:13:53 +0000 Crystalline silica and silicosis