Engineered and natural stone used for bench tops contains crystalline silica, also called quartz. Cutting, grinding and polishing natural or engineered stone generates respirable crystalline silica, which puts workers' health at risk. Engineered stone bench tops have a very high crystalline silica content,up to 95%.
Information on workplace health and safety in the child care industry
Your employment and compensation rights in regards to coal workers’ pneumoconiosis.
A person conducting a business or undertaking must prevent the possibility of fire or explosion from an ignition of flammable substances associated with a flammable or explosive atmosphere.
The WHS Regulation requires all employers or self-employed people are to protect themselves and their workers from the risk of exposure to hazards.
Major Hazard Facilities (MHFs) are locations such as oil refineries, chemical plants and large fuel and chemical storage sites where large quantities of hazardous materials are stored, handled or processed.
Slips, trips and falls can happen in any workplace. Find out what causes a slip or trip and what you can do to stop these incidents occurring.
Includes information on specific hazards and risks in the transport industry,hazardous tasks associated with loading and unloading trucks.
Includes information on specific hazards and risks in the retail and wholesale industries, including manual tasks trucks.
- Last updated
- 04 April 2017