Silica Dust Monitoring

Silica dust is a known carcinogen and has increasingly been seen as a cause of respiratory illness in workplaces.

There are workplaces that are at higher risk of having atmospheric dust with respirable crystalline silica produced at work. These include crushing plants, quarries, stonemasons, construction companies and many more.

Activities that produce silica dust include using a power tool or other form of mechanical plant to – cut, grind, saw, drill or crush material containing crystalline silica (engineered stone, rock, concrete, brick, block and mortar).

The Occupational Health and Safety Amendment (Crystalline Silica) Regulations 2021 has been introduced in Victoria to, amongst other things, to provide a framework for the licensing of employers and self-employed persons who work with engineered stone, but also to enable workplaces to develop a crystalline silica hazard control statement.

Your first step should be to establish the level of crystalline silica dust that is produced in your work place: Our occupational hygienists are trained and qualified to do the following:

1.    Complete atmospheric monitoring of the workplace dust for compliance 

2.    Provide on site spirometry to measure worker lung function 

3.    Provide quantitative respiratory mask fit testing 

4.    Provide training to workers on the results through our online platform 

We have the expertise and experience to help you to implement hazard controls to reduce dust exposure.

Provide details of your needs by completing the request a free quote here .