|Control of respirable crystalline silica dust
|WBB Minerals has developed comprehensive systems covering all aspects of the management and control of respirable crystalline silica dust.
These systems include:
? Implementation of the IMA Europe standardised dust sampling protocol by an in-house monitoring team
? Provision of silica dust awareness training for site operatives
? Use of the company intranet to improve communication on respirable crystalline silica issues with operatives
? Risk assessment for exposure to respirable crystalline silica dust using a formalised document management system
? Fit-testing of dust masks for operatives in accordance with industry best practice and COSHH
? Provision of health surveillance for personnel exposed to respirable crystalline silica dust.
These measures need not be expensive and can bring long-term benefits.