Time to clear the air! Using cut-off saws for cutting kerbs and flag paving

Visual resources
English
2008

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The video provides information on the new UK guidance that water supression should be used when cutting silica containing materials (e.g. kerbs, blocks, slabs, concrete materials) in construction. The video shows real life work situation concrete cutting without and with water suppression, the film enlists health impairments (silicosis, emphysema, lung cancer) and teaches how to use the saws. Workers and managers tell their opinion too.

Other data

Sector / Industry covered: 
STAVEBNICTVÍ
Provider: 
HSE - Health and Safety Executive
Tasks covered: 
Construction
Hazard - physical state: 
Dusts
Hazard - health effects: 
Carcinogens
Other
Exposure route: 
Inhalation
Substance Description: 

Crystaline silica

CAS Number: 
14808-60-7
EC number: 
238-878-4
Prevention measures: 
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
Guidance
Target group: 
All (no specific target group)

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