New guidance to support engineered stone ban

Safe Work Australia has recently unveiled new guidelines aimed at aiding those conducting business or undertaking (PCBUs) to comprehend their work health and safety obligations pertaining to the upcoming engineered stone ban, due to come into effect on 1 July 2024. These guidelines are not just mere directions; they serve as a beacon for safe work procedures like Bluesafe WHS Management System’s compliance, emphasising the indispensability of such safety products in the workplace.

The new directives provide vital insights for PCBUs on:

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These fresh directives can be accessed on our dedicated engineered stone ban website. What’s more? Safe Work Australia has updated its standing National Exemption Framework – Guide for applicants seeking exemptions, along with the National guide for hands-on work involving crystalline silica and products containing crystalline silica, signposting the engineered stone ban.

To get up-to-speed with the ban, including answers to common questions and jurisdictional transition plans, navigate your way to the engineered stone ban website.

We encourage you to subscribe to our mailing list and remember to tick the ‘occupational lung diseases’ box to stay abreast with updates regarding engineered stone. By doing so, you’ll have access to key information that complements the use of essential safety practices like Bluesafe SWMS, reinforcing its importance within the realm of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS).

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