Managing exposure to Silica in the Construction Industry

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Webinar recorded 23 October 2023

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Are you cutting, grinding or polishing common building materials such as bricks, tiles and concrete? Did you know these products contain crystalline silica, which can create dust and may lead to deadly lung disease? As an employer, you have a requirement to identify if you are carrying out High Risk Crystalline Silica Work and implement safety controls.

Hear from specialists in this field who will give you an update of the Silcia regulations and answer your questions to help keep you and your workers safe.

View this short animation to learn how to identify high risk crystalline silica work:

James Webster

James Webster

Senior Construction Advisor, WorkSafe Victoria

Prior to joining WorkSafe in April 2018, James worked as an A-Grade electrician in the construction industry. In his time at WorkSafe, James has enjoyed the roles of construction inspector, technical inspector and program officer. James is in the process of completing his Bachelors of Public Health and Health Promotion at Deakin University.

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Perdita Dickson

Perdita Dickson

Program Manager, WorkSafe Victoria

Perdita Dickson is the Manager of Occupational Health and Operational Programs with WorkSafe Victoria. She is an occupational hygienist with over 15 years of experience in manufacturing, health care and as a regulator. Perdita joined WorkSafe Victoria as a Senior Occupational Hygienist and moved into the Prevention, Strategy and Planning Division in 2021.

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Halil Ahmet

Halil Ahmet

Principal Hygienist, Health and Safety, WorkSafe Victoria

Halil is a Principal Occupational Hygienist with WorkSafe Victoria and is also appointed as an Inspector under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Dangerous Goods Act. He has been engaged with WorkSafe Victoria as an Occupational Hygienist since 1990...

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