Safeguarding Against Crystalline Silica Exposure
Insights and Industry Best Practices
Crystalline Silica: The Unseen Danger
Navigating the Regulatory Landscape
Recognising the severity of crystalline silica exposure, regulatory bodies across the globe have taken measures to safeguard workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the United States and Safe Work Australia in Australia have established strict limits on permissible exposure levels to crystalline silica. These regulations not only underscore the importance of protection but also serve as a wake-up call for industries to prioritise prevention measures.
Industry-Specific Insights and Best Practices
Every industry is a unique ecosystem, rife with its own set of challenges and opportunities (International Labour Organization). Thus, crystalline silica exposure prevention strategies must be tailored to suit the specific needs of each sector. In construction, engineering controls like water suppression systems and local exhaust ventilation have proven effective in reducing silica dust levels. The manufacturing sector relies on enclosed systems and automation to mitigate exposure risks. Such tailored measures resonate as a testament to the marriage of industry insights and best practices.
Investing in Education and Training
Coastal OHS Services has approval to provide the Nationally Accredited 10830NAT Crystalline Silica Exposure Prevention Course. Please contact our team for further information and to organise your course today!