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The Tiny Protagonist Injuring Australians

What can be 100 times smaller than a grain of sand, yet it may be fatal for those who inhale it? While obvious answers would include the Covid-19 virus and Asbestos fibres, there is another...

Cape Flattery Silica Mines

Queensland’s silica sand meeting world-wide demand

A Far North silica sand mine at Cape Flattery is leading the way when it comes to indigenous employment. Speaking from Cape Flattery Silica Mines, Resources Minister Scott Stewart said the business...

tackle dust at mines and quarries

World first real-time silica detector helps clear the air

The NSW Government has launched a trial of world-first technology to accurately monitor silica dust levels in the air that has the potential to protect NSW’s workers from contracting the deadly lung...

working with silica - a new guide has been released

New guide for working with silica

A new guide for working with silica has been released by Safework Australia. If you are a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) who has workers (including yourself) that work with silica...

AMSJ April 2022