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Silica dust is a type of fine dust that is created when materials containing silica are cut, ground, or drilled. Silica, also known as silicon dioxide, is a mineral found in many types of rocks and soils. When silica dust is inhaled, it can cause serious health problems, including lung cancer, silicosis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Workers in industries such as construction, mining, and manufacturing are particularly at risk of exposure to silica dust. To prevent health problems associated with silica dust, it is important to take steps to control dust levels, such as using proper ventilation systems, wearing respiratory protection, and using wet methods to suppress dust.

The new Code of Practice (Managing Respirable Crystalline Silica Dust Exposure in Construction and Manufacturing of Construction Elements) will come into effect as of the 1st of May 2023. This means all businesses and companies requiring respiratory protection for their work will need to be in compliance with the new workplace health and safety practices by this date or risk a cease in all operations on top of a government issued fine.

With these changes soon coming into effect we have developed educational workshops along with providing expert advice in “respiratory prevention & protection in the workplace” this also coincides with our current Respiratory Fit Testing service program. Our workshops have been developed by our own internal compliance consultants along with medical experts that address the requirements of the new Code of Practice along with The Work Health and Safety Act 2011, subordinate regulations and Australian Standards for respiratory prevention and protection in the workplace.

In addition to the above we also now provide the world’s first Silica Dust monitoring system; this system has recently become available in Australia and exclusively monitors Silica Dust only. This practice will now form part of the requirements under the new Code of Practice. We provide our silica air monitoring service for your workplace and report on the findings. Air monitoring greatly assists workplaces with the level of respiratory protection that the workplace may require to protect employees and assists with our fit testing service to ensure that the correct respiratory mask is fitted from our findings with silica dust air monitoring. All our respiratory masks and attachments are endorsed with Australian Standards and are quantitative fit tested to ensure compliance with the AS/NZ 1715:2009.

TruHealth Solutions has in depth knowledge of health and safety work practices that involve respiratory masks and attachments. Our experience within Health and Safety spans across 30 years industry knowledge. We have established ourselves as an trusted industry leader, with a vast range of respiratory training and products inclusive of our respiratory fit testing service.

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