Environmental

SkyCity Fire Highlights Importance of Managing Exposure to Airborne Contaminants

2020-04-24T03:33:49+00:00

Following last month’s SkyCity fire, air quality experts have estimated the event caused a spike in particulate levels in Queen St air to more than five times national air quality standards. Smoke from the fire carried a combination of particles, burnt bitumen, wood smoke, and smoke from other building materials – resulting in tiny toxic [...]

SkyCity Fire Highlights Importance of Managing Exposure to Airborne Contaminants2020-04-24T03:33:49+00:00

Accelerated Silicosis

2020-04-24T03:51:11+00:00

Last month we wrote about the dangers of silica dust and silicosis. Since then WorkSafe have issued a safety alert for stonemasons working in the bench top manufacturing industry. This is after a high number of silicosis cases have been confirmed in Australia - 99 confirmed cases in people working with engineered stone bench tops. Silicosis is [...]

Accelerated Silicosis2020-04-24T03:51:11+00:00