Respirable crystalline silica on construction sites: new European Guidance for Labour Inspectors launched | November 2016

The Senior Labour Inspectors’ Committee (SLIC) together with the Dutch ministry of Labour (labour inspection) have published guidance for National Labour Inspectors on addressing risks to workers from exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) on construction sites.

 

RCS is widely encountered in workplaces in EU countries across a number of industry sectors and is known to cause serious illnesses such as silicosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and lung cancer. Construction work is the focus of this guidance document due to its widespread presence across Europe and because of the high risks in terms of potential for exposure and the large number of workers potentially exposed.

 

To read the guidance:

https://osha.europa.eu/en/guidance-national-labour-inspectors-on-addressing-risks-from-worker-exposure-to-respirable-crystalline-silica

https://osha.europa.eu/en/highlights/respirable-crystalline-silica-construction-sites-new-european-guidance-labour-inspectors?pk_campaign=OSHmail%2011%202016

15/11/2016
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