Aircrete Health & Safety Information
All concrete and clay products, when machined mechanically will release dust, which may contain quartz particles.
Inhalation of high concentrations of dust may irritate airways. Dust may also cause irritation of the eyes and/or skin.Inhalation of dust containing quartz, in particular the fine (respirable size) dust fraction, in high concentrations or over prolonged periods of time can lead to lung disease (silicosis) and an increased risk of lung cancer.
- Avoid dust inhalation by using cutting equipment which has dust extraction or suppression where practicable.
- Ensure adequate ventilation in the work place.
- Avoid dust inhalation and contact with the eyes and skin by wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (safety goggles, protective clothing and an approved P3 respirator).