This website uses non-intrusive cookies to improve your user experience. You can visit our cookie privacy page for more information.

Ceramics silica

This information will help employers (including the self-employed) comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), as amended, to control exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) and protect workers’ health.

Ceramics silica [CN]

CR0: Advice for managers

  • Advice for managers Advice for managersThis information will help managers to comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), as amended, to control exposure and protect workers’ health.

CR1: Glaze and colour preparation

  • Glaze and colour
preparation Glaze and colour preparationThis sheet describes good practice for the control of exposure to
    Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) during the preparation of glazes and colours. Preparation covers the weighing out of glaze and colour powders, and their mixing to form a water-based preparation in the ceramics industry. It covers the key points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. Follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

Related items

CR2: Casting

  • Casting CastingThis sheet describes good practice for the control of exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) during casting in the ceramics industry. It covers the key points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level.It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

Related items

CR3: Dry fettling

  • Dry fettling Dry fettlingThis sheet describes good practice for the control of exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) during dry fettling items that have been cast, left to dry, but not yet fired, to remove filler/flash/ excess material. The brittle nature of the item means that dust will be generated during fettling. It covers the key points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. Follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.
    This sheet does not cover:
    - wet fettling, using a knife to remove filler/flash/excess, under general ventilation;
    - grinding and polishing of fired items;
    - sponging the item.

Related items

CR4: Kiln loading (placing) and unloading

  • Kiln loading (placing) Kiln loading (placing) and unloadingThis sheet describes good practice for the control of exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) during kiln loading (placing) and unloading in the ceramics industry. It covers the key points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

Related items

CR5: Spraying glazes and colours

  • Spraying glazes
and colours Spraying glazes and coloursThis sheet describes good practice for the control of exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) during spraying glazes and colours in the ceramics industry. It covers the key points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

Related items

2019-03-15