Quarry dust — are you in control?

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United Kingdom
English
2013

Description

The website provides an easily searchable and extensive database of best practice examples, incident alerts, toolbox talks, hot topics and industry guidance, much of which is often supported by short videos. The toolbox talks included in the database have been provided by Mineral Products Association (MPA) member companies or organisations, such as the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), in liaison with industry. Users can search the database of toolbox talks by topic, by using keywords or by viewing all of the toolbox talks in the database. For example, the 'Quarry dust — are you in control?' materials include tools for training sessions and information such as a valuable overview on the subject for workers, with clear explanations and debunking of the common myths:

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Sector / Industry covered: 
MINING AND QUARRYING
Provider: 
MPA — Mineral Products Association
Tasks covered: 
Mining or Quarrying
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: 
Training / guidance
Purpose of the material: 
General information
Training
Other
Target group: 
Trainers

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