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Australian Tradies Being Exposed to Silica May Develop Deadly Lung Disease

The hazard of construction dust and fine particles such as the dust released by cutting kitchen benchtops should never be underestimated because something as simple as a breathing mask could be life-saving. Silicosis is caused by inhaling small particles of

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Gold Coast Tradesman Dies from Silicosis

A Gold Coast man who was diagnosed with silicosis, the devastating lung disease has died. The 36 tradesman Anthony White was diagnosed with silicosis, the disease that causes scarring of the lung tissue in November 2017. There are fears of

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Silicosis Death Prompts Fear of Epidemic

The death of a Queensland worker from silicosis, has prompted fears of an epidemic of deaths in the industry. More cases of silicosis among tradies has begun to emerge. Anthony White is believed to be the first tradesman in Australia

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Queensland Government Says 100 Workers in the State have Silicosis

The Queensland Government says almost 100 workers in the state have been diagnosed with silicosis, the deadly lung disease. The state government said its up to employers to protect the health of their workers. At least 98 workers in Queensland

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Managing Silica on Construction Sites

Silicosis is a serious disease that is affecting an alarming number of tradies. If you haven’t taken precautions to ensure workers are protected from the hazards associated with construction dust, you need to watch this video.

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Health Minister Supports Review on Silicosis

During the recent COAG meeting, Health Minister Greg Hunt revealed that the federal government would be supporting further steps for a national registry on silicosis. Reports say the government plans to get Safe Work Australia and medical experts to commence

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Young Tradies High Silicosis Risk, Doctors Warned

Doctors have been urged to check young tradeworkers for signs of silicosis after lawyers have become inundated with calls from concerned tradies about the condition. Silicosis is a life-threatening lung disease caused by inhaled silica particles. The lawyers are now

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Importance of Powerful Dust Management on Construction Sites

We are being reminded of the importance of powerful dust management on construction sites by the Cancer Council Australia. The Cancer Council Australia says more than 230 lung cancer cases in Australia annually are as a result of exposure to

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