Lessons from Boral’s Safety Breaches

Protecting Workers from Silica Dust The recent fine imposed on Boral for safety breaches related to silica dust highlights the need for better protection of workers in industries that generate this hazardous substance. The recent news of Boral’s fine over silica dust safety breaches is a reminder of the importance of workplace safety in the…

Protect your lungs, protect your life

Respirator fit testing services by ITA Learn about the importance of respirator fit testing and spirometry services with ITA and how they can help you protect your lungs and prolong your life, as exemplified by the tragic story of a 37-year-old former stonemason. As the ABC News article reports, one man’s exposure to toxic chemicals…

New Silica Dust Protections

New Silica Dust ProtectionsThe Occupational Health and Safety Amendment (Crystalline Silica) Regulations 2021 came into effect on Monday 15 November 2021 to protect workers from exposure to respirable crystalline silica. New crystalline silica regulations introduced by WorkSafe Victoria (WorkSafe) in November 2021 made it illegal to ‘dry cut’ any engineered stone and natural stone product.…