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No Time to Lose — silica dust posters

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No Time to Lose — silica dust posters
  • United Kingdom
Provider: 
IOSH — Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
Available in languages: 
English
Description: 

The 'No Time to Lose' campaign of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) aims to make carcinogenic exposure issues more widely understood and to help businesses take action. Ten posters of the campaign focus on the prevention of silica dust exposure:

  • DON’T LET THE DUST SETTLE — Silica dust can kill you.
  • PENNY DROPPED? — Breathe in more than the silica dust next to the coin daily and you could get cancer or another lung disease.
  • DUST TO DUST — Silica dust can kill you.
  • A LITTLE BIT OF DUST CAN’T HURT ME ... — Silica dust can kill you.
  • WEAR A MASK NOW. WHILE YOU HAVE A CHOICE.
  • MASK FITS OK? IF IT DOESN’T IT WON’T WORK.
  • CLOUD CONTROL — On-tool extraction.
  • CLOUD CONTROL — Water suppression.
  • CLOUD CONTROL — Local exhaust ventilation.
  • DUST DOWN — Silica dust can kill you.
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: 
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Training / guidance
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
General information
Warning message / Alert
Type
Type: 
Visual resources
Target group: 
Workers
Year of publication: 
2016