Controlling silica when disc cutting roof tiles

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English
2012

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This guidance sheet provides information about the control of respirable crystalline silica (RCS) issues associated with the disc cutting of concrete and clay roof tiles. The requirement to use water suppression applies to all roof tiles and related roof coverings, such as artificial slates and concrete slates, as well as all related fittings.

This guidance sheet does not cover the practice of hand cutting, with the exception that this is recommended where possible to further reduce the risks.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
STAVEBNICTVÍ
Provider: 
NFRC — National Federation of Roofing Contractors Limited
Tasks covered: 
Construction
Hazard - physical state: 
Dusts
Hazard - health effects: 
Carcinogens
Other
Exposure route: 
Inhalation
Substance Description: 

respirable crystalline silica

CAS Number: 
14808-60-7
EC number: 
238-878-4
Prevention measures: 
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Training / guidance
Purpose of the material: 
General information
Guidance
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
Safety officers
Supervisor

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