Crystalline silica (silica) is found in natural sand, stone, manufactured concrete and mortar. It is also used to make a variety of construction products including engineered stone (eg. kitchen and bathroom benchtops), bricks, tiles and some plastics. When workers cut, crush, drill, polish, saw or grind products that contain crystalline silica, respirable dust particles are generated that are small enough to lodge deep in the lungs and cause serious illness or disease including silicosis.
Exposure to silica dust can have serious health implications for workers in workplaces including construction, manufacturing and mining and quarrying operations. At SESA, we offer comprehensive Silica Dust Air Monitoring services to help you mitigate these risks effectively tailored to your industry. Our Occupational Hygienists conduct thorough sampling and assessments, utilizing state-of-the-art equipment to measure airborne silica dust levels in various work areas. We also assess the effectiveness of control measures and provide recommendations to minimize exposure to protect your workers and other in the workplace and comply with applicable legislation. By proactively monitoring and managing silica dust, we help you create a safer and healthier work environment for your employees.