Crystalline silica

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Engineered stone licence

Engineered stone can have very high quantities of crystalline silica, which is released when the stone is cut, ground, drilled or abrasively polished. Without appropriate control measures in place, exposure to dust containing crystalline silica can lead to diseases like silicosis.

A licence is granted to a business (either an employer or self-employed person) to work with engineered stone if they meet the necessary safety requirements.

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