OHS Alert - Crystalline Silica

Published: 17 Feb 2022

No Dry Cutting, Grinding, Chasing of products containing Crystalline Silica

By now, we should all know the dangers of silica dust and what it does to our bodies. New Crystalline Silica Regulations introduced by WorkSafe in November 2021, made it illegal to dry cut any engineered stone product, as well as introducing Australia’s first licensing regime for engineered stone and additional regulatory oversight of high risk crystalline silica work outside of engineered stone for all industries – including our construction industry.
For us this basically means absolutely no Dry Cutting or dry clean up procedures for any products containing crystalline silica – including cement, concrete, bricks, tiles sandstone etc.