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Slate works 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.

Slate works silica [SL]

SL0: 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.

SL1: Primary sawing

  • Primary sawingThis sheet describes good practice using engineering control - water suppression and good general ventilation. 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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SL2: Automated slate sawing

  • Automated slate sawingThis sheet describes good practice using engineering control - 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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SL3: Sawing slate into special sizes and shapes

  • Sawing slate into special sizes and shapesThis 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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SL4: Manual slate splitting

  • Manual slate splittingThis sheet describes good practice using engineering control - local air displacement 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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SL5: Dressing slate (edge bevelling)

  • Dressing slate (edge bevelling)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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2015-05-26