Day: December 3, 2018

Mining Safety

Safety Warning Issued Over Working in High Heat Environments

WA’s Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety recently issued a safety reminder to workers about the dangers of working in high heat environments on mine sites and remote areas. The extremes of Western Australia’s climate means that heat stress is a significant risk that needs to be managed across the State’s mining and exploration …

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Stone Benchtop Safety

Stone Benchtop Workers Warned About the Risk of Fatal Silicosis

WorkSafe WA recently issued a safety alert about the serious health risks caused by exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) for workers in the stone benchtop manufacturing, finishing and installation industries. Tiny particles of RCS can get deep into the lungs and cause permanent, progressive lung damage. There is no effective treatment for silicosis. The …

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