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Guarda Systems commends ban on engineered stone, but calls for new enhanced regulations

Guarda Systems, an environmental health and safety technology company, said the national ban on engineered stone in Australia is a step in the right direction but noted the urgent need for new and improved regulations. 

PPEs not enough to prevent workers’ silica dust exposure, expert says

Businesses need to re-think the design of workplace processes in order to protect workers from crystalline silica (silica) dust exposure, according to Kate Cole, head of the External Affairs committee of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists.  

Australian Workers’ Union urges gov’t to safeguard workers from fatal silica dust exposure

The Australian Workers’ Union, in a meeting in Canberra today, is urging federal, state, and territory ministers to shield workers from deadly silica dust exposure. 

Government allowing deadly asbestos history to repeat on silicosis epidemic

Media Release The Australian Workers’ Union has accused the Federal Government of bowing to industry pressure by leaving thousands of workers at risk of developing...

Victorian Government unveils comprehensive action plan aimed at protecting workers from silicosis

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Workplace Safety Jill Hennessy have launched a comprehensive action plan focusing on stonemasonry workshops to prevent the deadly...

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