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Stoneworkers

This information will help managers 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.

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ST0 - 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.

ST1: Primary and secondary sawing

Primary and secondary 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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ST2: Rotary tools - Automated boring and polishing using rotary tools

Automated boring and polishing using rotary toolsThis 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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ST3: Cutting and polishing using hand-held rotary tools

Cutting and polishing using hand-held rotary toolsThis sheet describes good practice using respiratory protective equipment (RPE) and local air displacement. 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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ST4: Hand and pneumatic chiselling

Hand and pneumatic chisellingThis 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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ST5: Sawing slate

Sawing slateThis sheet describes good control practice for the exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) dust when cutting/sawing dry or dampened slate. For primary and secondary sawing of stone, also refer to sheet ST1.

ST6: Slate splitting (Manual)

Slate splitting (Manual)This sheet describes good control practice for the exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) dust when manually splitting slate. It covers the key points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level.

ST7: Dressing slate (edge bevelling)

Dressing slate (edge bevelling)This sheet describes good control practice for the exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) dust when dressing slate. It covers the key points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level.

2020-10-20