07 November 18
LAUNCH OF CUTTING EDGE SOLUTION TO COMBAT TOXIC SILICA DUST
- Craig Penty from Guarda Group Holdings
“The fight against death and illness resulting from exposure to silica dust and carbon monoxide in the workplace is ongoing. We know that our technology is best placed to lead the charge.
" - Craig Penty, MD of Guarda Group Holdings
An Australian Company Leading the Fight Against Silicosis
With an alarming spike in silicosis cases among tradespeople in Australia, the upcoming launch of an innovative new product designed to significantly reduce the risk of silica dust exposure is set to garner international interest and support.
Silica is found in products such as bricks, tiles, concrete and engineered stone products commonly used in kitchen and bathroom benchtop fabrication. Long-term exposure to the silica dust particles generated when these products are cut can cause silicosis, a progressive and irreversible lung disease.
Approximately 6.6 percent of Australian workers are exposed to silica dust in what is considered the worst occupational lung disease crisis since the onset of the asbestos disaster.
WorkCover Queensland received 22 silicosis claims in September this year, including six claims from people diagnosed as terminal.
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