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New research confirms safety of SilkSurface’s product as alternative to engineered stone

Australian benchtop manufacturer SilkSurface has announced that researchers from the University of Adelaide confirmed that its new product is a true and silica-free alternative to engineered stone. 

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. 

Engineered stone to be banned across Australia from July 2024

Australian government leaders have reached a consensus to establish a national ban on engineered stone, a material that can cause serious health conditions including silicosis for industrial workers. 

Researchers reveal hazardous substances in engineered stone aside from silica

Researchers from the University of Adelaide and the University of Tasmania have found other substances in engineered stone that are damaging to workers’ lungs aside from silica. 

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.  

Guarda Systems introduces dust suppression technology to protect construction workers

Guarda Systems, a manufacturer of environmental health and safety solutions, has successfully demonstrated the capability of its water and vacuum dust suppression system designed for the building and construction industry.

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...

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