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Quarries 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.

Quarries silica [QY]

QY0: 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.

QY1: Rock drilling

  • Rock drillingThis sheet describes good practice using engineering control - 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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QY2: Excavating and haulage

  • Excavating and haulageThis sheet describes good practice using engineering control - 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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Q3: Crushing

  • CrushingThis sheet describes good practice using engineering control - 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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QY4: Drying and cooling

  • Drying and coolingThis sheet describes good practice using engineering control - dust extraction and 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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QY5: Dry screening

  • Dry screeningThis sheet describes good practice using engineering control - dust extraction and 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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QY6: Dry grinding

  • Dry grindingThis sheet describes good practice using containment - enclosure and 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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QY7: Jumbo bag filling (500-1500kg)

  • Jumbo bag filling (500-1500kg)This sheet describes good practice using RPE and dust extraction. 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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QY8: Silica flour: Small bag (15-50kg) filling and transfer

  • Silica flour: Small bag (15-50kg) filling and transferThis sheet describes good practice using respiratory protective equipment (RPE) and dust extraction. 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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QY9: Mineral powders: Small bag (15-50 kg) filling and transfer

  • Mineral powders: Small bag (15-50 kg) filling and transferThis sheet describes good practice using respiratory protective equipment (RPE) and dust extraction. 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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QY10: Cleaning up silica dusts

  • Cleaning up silica dustsThis sheet describes good practice using RPE and dust extraction. 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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QY11: Control cabins and vehicle cabs

  • Control cabins and vehicle cabsThis sheet describes good practice using control cabins or vehicle cabs with forced filtration. This sheet does not apply to underground working. 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.
2015-05-28