Earlier in the week the team at HBMI were treated to a visit from the lovely Jill from the Cancer Council Tasmania. Jill gave a presentation on the dangers of Silica Dust and its contribution to some kinds of cancer.
Silica Dust is a common workplace carcinogen and that can be produced when blasting, cutting, chipping, drilling and grinding materials that contain silica. This dust is not safe to breathe, and practices should be put in place in your workplace to eliminate the potential of being around products that contain silica.
The Cancer Council Tasmania team provides an informative and engaging presentation to help your employees understand the potential risks they need to be aware of. For more information, visit the Cancer Councils website and read about the many common workplace carcinogens and how you can prevent them.