Stonemasons - Preventing crystalline silica exposure: A health and safety solution

How to prevent stonemasons from being exposed to crystalline silica dust.

Last updated

May 2017

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PDF, 215.41 kB

Document Length

1 page

What is contains

Stonemasons might be exposed to crystalline silica dust when using power tools to cut, grind, or polish stone products. The document features a table that lists the common stone products and their typical crystalline silica content. It also explains:

  • the health risks of crystalline silica exposure
  • how to eliminate and reduce risks
  • how to control exposure during clean up
  • how health surveillance and air monitoring can help reduce risks