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Makers of kitchen stone benchtops told to stop work in Silicosis blitz

Makers of kitchen stone benchtops told to stop work in Silicosis blitz
15 November 2018

More than 100 NSW businesses that use manufactured stone for products such as kitchen benchtops have been ordered to stop work or improve their work safety practices in a blitz to combat the deadly dust disease silicosis.

Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean said SafeWork inspectors had visited 358 businesses since October last year and have issued 114 notices to cease work or improve practices.

Of the 114 notices issued by SafeWork so far, 91 were to manufactured stone businesses to improve processes, personal protective equipment and health monitoring.

The full article by Anna Patty can be read online at the Sydney Morning Herald