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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: 

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. The infographics provide 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