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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: Diamond coring/hole cutting

Diamond coring/hole cuttingThis 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: Breaking in enclosed spaces

Breaking in enclosed spacesThis 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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2020-07-07