Respirable Crystalline Silica Dust Testing

Stonemasons exposed to respirable crystalline silica dust can develop short or long term health effects that can cause permanent lung damage. If your worksite has potential silica dust hazards that could impact your workers, it’s crucial that the necessary regulations are carried out to minimise the level of crystalline silica dust they’re exposed to.

AMCOSH can conduct Australian Standard respirable dust testing and silica dust monitoring at your worksite to monitor the levels of respirable crystalline silica dust being generated. We know everything relating to respirable crystalline silica standard practices, with our team boasting the necessary knowledge and expertise to help make a significant difference to the health of your workers.

What is Crystalline Silica Dust?

Silica dust is released from both natural and engineered silica stone when it’s being crushed, drilled, grinded, cut, sawed or polished. These practices produce respirable crystalline silica dust particles that are small enough to infiltrate the lungs and cause irreparable damage. This is why both natural and engineered stone monitoring services are essential.

What Diseases Can Respirable Crystalline Silica Dust Cause?

  • Lung cancer
  • Emphysema
  • Kidney damage
  • Acute silicosis
  • Accelerated silicosis
  • Chronic silicosis
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Scleroderma

 Silica Monitoring Services

Our silica monitoring services involve the following:

  • Conduct personal inhalable and respirable crystalline silica dust monitoring to determine how much silica stone dust stonemasons have been exposed to during an eight-hour shift.
  • Conduct static silica dust monitoring at fixed locations to establish the levels of silica dust hazards in areas of concern.
  • Create a management plan detailing the current levels of silica stone dust exposure and offer recommendations to decrease or eradicate dust levels.
  • Provide advice regarding respiratory protection measures and perform face respirator fit tests to ensure stonemasons are provided with masks that fit correctly.

 Contact Us Today

Contact AMCOSH today for onsite silica dust exposure testing services to protect the health of your workers. Call 1300 622 494 today or fill in our online enquiry form to have one of our experienced silica air monitoring consultants visit your worksite. We can help to identify any silica dust hazards and implement the right crystalline silica monitoring and silica dust testing solutions for your organisation.

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Suite 3-4, 112 Synnot Street
Werribee, VIC 3030

Call us 1300 622 494
Opening Hours

Mon-Fri : 8:30am - 6:00pm

Sat-Sun : by appointment

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