Crystalline Silica Dust - Information Sheet

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Irsko
English
2017

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Crystalline silica is widely found in nature. Occupational exposure to crystalline silica dust occurs in many industries including: quarrying, mining, mineral processing (e.g. drying, grinding, bagging and handling) slate working, stone crushing and dressing, foundry work, brick and tile making, some refractory processes, construction and demolition work, including work with stone, concrete, brick and some insulation boards, tunneling, building restoration, pottery and ceramic industries. Basically where concrete, stone or sand based materials are used, there is a potential for exposure to crystalline silica dust.

Other data

Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Provider: 
Health and Safety Authority
Tasks covered: 
Construction
Hazard - physical state: 
Dusts
Hazard - health effects: 
Other
Exposure route: 
Inhalation
Substance Description: 

Crystalline silica

CAS Number: 
14808-60-7
14464-46-1
EC number: 
238-878-4
238-455-4
Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Elimination of hazards
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
General information
Guidance
Target group: 
All (no specific target group)

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