Stay safe with silica

Doctors have called silicosis the most serious workplace lung disease threat since asbestos.

While any cutting of stone creates risk of silica exposure, new types of stone kitchen benchtops being imported into Australia have up to 95% more silica than we’ve seen previously. This has created a serious risk for workers who cut and install these benches.



Spread the word

Click here to download flyer for your workplace.

Click here to download the Victorian Trades Hall Council Standard Silica Certificate

Click here to see a video from Dr Ryan Hoy – Respiratory and sleep disorders physician at Cabrini Medical Centre.

Report your workplace:

Are you concerned about silica exposure at your workplace? Let us know below. Your details will be kept confidential.
Note: We also recommend you speak to your employer, union representative or workplace regulator for faster action.

The CFMEU is Australia's main trade union in construction, forestry and furnishing products, mining and energy production.


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