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Health surveillance for those exposed to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) - Guidance for occupational health professionals

Health surveillance for silicosis should be considered for workers who are involved in high-risk occupations, including construction, foundry work, brick and tile work, ceramics, slate, manufacturing, quarries and stonework.

Where workers are regularly exposed to RCS dust and there is a reasonable likelihood that silicosis may develop, health surveillance must be provided.

Updated: 2019-09-18