HSG73 – Control of respirable crystalline silica in quarries added to our Downloads Page
Date of publication: 2008
Series code: HSG73
For employers responsible for quarry management or other employers (eg contractors) involved in quarrying activities. Also broadly applicable to managers, supervisors, health and safety specialists, employees and representatives. With emphasis on means of reducing exposure to silica dust, the guide also advises on how to ensure wider control measures are adhered to and effectively maintained.
Aligned with current legislation, this guide also considers process issues such as drilling, crushing/milling, screening, conveyors/feeders/loading, heating/drying, bagging, sawing and other miscellaneous practices. Additional advice on matters concerning respiratory protective equipment (RPE), local exhaust ventilation (LEV), health surveillance and general training is available.