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Time to clear the air! Using cut-off saws for cutting kerbs and flag paving

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Time to clear the air! Using cut-off saws for cutting kerbs and flag paving
Provider: 
HSE - Health and Safety Executive
Available in languages: 
English
Descrizione: 

The video provides information on the new UK guidance that water supression should be used when cutting silica containing materials (e.g. kerbs, blocks, slabs, concrete materials) in construction. The video shows real life work situation concrete cutting without and with water suppression, the film enlists health impairments (silicosis, emphysema, lung cancer) and teaches how to use the saws. Workers and managers tell their opinion too.

Sector / Industry covered: 
COSTRUZIONI
Tasks covered: 
Construction
Hazard - physical state: 
Dusts
Hazard - health effects: 
Carcinogens
Other
Exposure route: 
Inhalation
Substance description
Substance description: 

Crystaline silica

CAS Number: 
14808-60-7
EC number: 
238-878-4
Prevention measures: 
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
Guidance
Type
Type: 
Audiovisivo
Target group: 
All (no specific target group)
Anno di pubblicazione: 
2008