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Brick and tile silica

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.

Brick and tile silica [BK]

BK0: 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.

BK1: Clay milling (pug-mill)

Clay milling (pug-mill)This sheet describes good practice for the control of exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) dust from clay milling (pug-mill) during brick or tile manufacturing. 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.

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BK2: Sand moving and screening

Sand moving and screeningThis sheet describes good practice for the control of exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) dust during the moving and screening of sand, before and after its use in lining moulds and facing bricks in brick manufacturing. It covers the key points you need to follow to help reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

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BK3: Facing green bricks with sand

Facing green bricks with sandThis sheet describes good practice for the control of exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) dust from facing green bricks with sand during brick or tile manufacturing. 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.

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BK4: Moving green and fired bricks

Moving green and fired bricksThis sheet describes good practice for the control of exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) dust when moving green and fired bricks during brick or tile manufacturing. 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.

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BK5: Manual dehacking and batching

Manual dehacking and batchingThis sheet describes good practice for the control of exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) dust when manually dehacking and batching bricks during brick or tile manufacturing. 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.

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BK7: Ventilated vehicle cabs

Ventilated vehicle cabsThis sheet describes good practice for the control of exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) dust when using ventilated vehicle cabs during brick or tile manufacturing. 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.

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2020-07-06