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February 2024 Library Update

The myBIG library is constantly growing with new content.

From Australian Standards to legislation, codes of practice to technical specifications, and everything in between, myBIG holds the most current Building and Construction industry resources.

These are the new items recently added, or updated, in myBIG February 2024.


Australian Standards

AS 1375:2023 Industrial fuel-fired appliances

Specifies requirements and safety principles for the design, installation and operation of industrial appliances that involve the combustion of gas or liquid fuel and the controlled generation of combustible vapours or combustible dusts.

 

Crystalline Silica

Respirable Crystalline Silica Campaign Report 2020-2021

From 1 October 2020 to 1 April 2021, SafeWork SA undertook a compliance campaign (the campaign) focused on respirable crystalline silica (RCS) in the fabrication, construction, and mining industries; The fabrication industry included persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) using engineered and natural stone (i.e. monumental masons).
 
How to identify the hazards that can cause occupational lung diseases in engineered stone workers: information sheet

As a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU), you must protect your workers from breathing in silica dust.
 
How to identify the hazards that can cause occupational lung diseases in engineered stone workers: checklist

This checklist will help persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) in the engineered stone industry to identify the hazards that can cause occupational lung diseases, including silicosis, in their workers.
 
How to manage the hazards that can cause occupational lung diseases in engineered stone workers: information sheet

Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws require you, as the person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU), to eliminate and minimise risks to the health and safety of your workers as much as you reasonably can.
 
Occupational lung disease; silicosis: infomation sheet

Silicosis is a lung disease caused by breathing in respirable crystalline silica which is a common mineral found in sand, concrete, quartz and other types of rock.
 
Preparing a crystalline silica hazard control statement for high risk crystalline silica work

How and when to prepare and use a crystalline silica hazard control statement (hazard control statement) for high risk crystalline silica work (HRCSW).
 
Reduction in workplace exposure standard for respirable crystalline silica: For businesses and workers to minimise risks when working with silica

The national workplace exposure standard for respirable crystalline silica has been halved from an eight hour time-weighted average airborne concentration of 0.1 milligrams per cubic metre (mg/m3) to 0.05 mg/m3; this new workplace exposure standard takes effect in Queensland from 1 July 2020.
 
Managing respirable crystalline silica dust exposure in the stone benchtop industry: Code of practice 2019

Silicosis is preventable by using proper controls to eliminate or minimise expo sure to respirable crystalline silica dust in the workplace.

 

Health monitoring

Health monitoring: Guide for persons conducting a business or undertaking

This guide will help you to understand your duties as a PCBU to provide health monitoring for your workers; it will assist you to comply with your duties under the model WHS laws, but should not be relied on in the place of the full text of those laws.
 
Health monitoring when you work with hazardous chemicals: Guide for workers

If you are a worker who works with hazardous chemicals, this guide is for you; it explains what you and your PCBU must do to monitor your health and keep you as safe as possible.
 
Psychological health and safety in the workplace

Mental health conditions account for an increasing proportion of serious workers’ compensation claims, and have garnered significant attention over recent years as awareness of their impact on individuals and workplaces has grown.

 

Tunnelling Work

Guide for Tunnelling Work

Provides practical guidance for a person conducting a business or undertaking and workers on managing health and safety risks associated with tunnelling work.


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