Silica Dust Toolbox Talk (UK) Mobile App
Silica (also known as quartz) is a common mineral found in many materials common on construction sites, including soil, sand, concrete, masonry, rock, granite, and landscaping materials.
How does it work?
Silica dust is invisible to the eye and created when the ‘crystalline silica’ in materials such as stone, mortar or tile, are worked in any way that disturbs the natural silica content. Drilling, cutting, sanding, grinding materials cause the silica to become airborne. The particles are very small and are harmful when inhaled deep into a person’s lungs where oxygen is taken into the blood. Silicosis (an irreversible chronic respiratory illness), lung cancer or emphysema. Refer to the Silica Toolbox Talk (UK) app for a list of hazardous substances, as well as a full description of the symptoms of silicosis.
You can find more Toolbox Talk forms for the UK in the GoCanvas store.