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No time to lose - Silica Fast Facts infographics

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No time to lose - Silica Fast Facts infographics
  • United Kingdom
Provider: 
IOSH - Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
Available in languages: 
English
Description: 

IOSH’s No Time to Lose campaign aims to get carcinogenic exposure issues more widely understood and help businesses take action. The infographs gives infomation about silica dust: How much silica is contained in different construction materials; Fast facts and statistics about exposure to silica and fatalities; The telltale signs of lung cancer.

 

Sector / Industry covered: 
CONSTRUCTION
Tasks covered: 
Construction
Biological hazard: 
Not applicable
Hazard - physical state: 
Dusts
Hazard - health effects: 
Carcinogens
Irritants
Other
Exposure route: 
Inhalation
Substance description
Substance description: 

respirable crystalline silica

CAS Number: 
14808-60-7
EC number: 
238-878-4
Prevention measures: 
Training / guidance
Purpose of the material: 
Warning message / Alert
Type
Type: 
Visual resources
Target group: 
Workers
Year of publication: 
2016