The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 93 (2015) > Issue 6 > Managing Health & Safety Risks (No. 40): Silica dust
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Managing Health & Safety Risks (No. 40): Silica dust

Within the construction industry, the most significant respiratory risk after asbestos is presented by exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS). As well as raising awareness of the long-latency ill-health risk associated with RCS, the HSE also encourages the correct use of effective control measures to minimise the risk.

Author(s): The Institution of Structural Engineers' Health and Safety Panel