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Construction 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.

Construction silica [CN]

CN0: 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.

CN1: Concrete scabbling

  • Concrete scabblingThis sheet describes good practice using RPE with dust extraction and/or water suppression. It covers the 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.

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CN2: Chasing with handheld power tools

  • Chasing with handheld power toolsThis sheet describes good practice using RPE with dust extraction and/or water suppression. It covers the 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.

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CN3: Drilling and coring with hand-held rotary power tools

  • Drilling and coring with hand-held rotary power toolsThis sheet describes good practice using respiratory protective equipment (RPE) with dust extraction and/or water suppression. It covers the 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.

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CN4: Crushing and screening demolition material

  • Crushing and screening demolition materialThis sheet describes good practice using engineering control - water suppression. It covers the 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.

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CN5: Clearing and removing rubble

  • Clearing and removing rubbleThis sheet describes good practice using engineering control - water suppression and a filtered air supply to the vehicle cab. It covers the 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.

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CN6: Cutting paving and kerbstones with rotary cutters

  • Cutting paving and kerbstones with rotary cuttersThis sheet describes good practice using respiratory protective equipment (RPE) and water suppression. It covers the 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.

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CN7: Abrasive blasting

  • Abrasive blastingThis sheet describes good practice using RPE. It covers the 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.

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CN8: Tunnelling and shaft sinking

  • Tunnelling and shaft sinkingThis sheet describes good practice using RPE and water suppression. In larger tunnels, use a filtered air supply to the control cabin. It covers the 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.

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CN9: Pneumatic breaker in poor ventilation (eg indoors)

  • Pneumatic breaker in poor ventilation (eg indoors)This sheet describes good practice using respiratory protective equipment (RPE) and water suppression. It covers the 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.

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CN10: Cutting silica-filled composites

  • Cutting silica-filled compositesThis sheet describes good practice using RPE and water suppression. It covers the 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.

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CN11: Control cabins and vehicle cabs

  • Control cabins and vehicle cabsThis sheet describes good practice using control cabins or vehicle cabs with forced filtration. It covers the 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.
2015-05-26