Dust in the Workplace (October 2011)

Guidance for health and safety representatives.
In many workplaces dust is a major problem. However dust can be more than just a nuisance – it can be a killer. This guidance is intended to outline the problems that can be caused by dust and give advice on what employers should do to protect workers.

The law – Control Measures – Personal Protective Equipment and Face Masks – Health Surveillance Why the dust limit is far too high – Role of health and safety representatives – Further information

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