Author Archives: Ash Butler

The Silent Killer: The Dangers of Silica Dust Exposure

Working with silica dust – and exposure to it – is dangerous.  That’s no secret. Even though silica dust is a naturally occurring common mineral found in the earth’s crust, breathing it in can lead to a number of serious health consequences. It starts with shortness of breath, chest pain, and a persistent cough. Then […]

Silica Dust Exposure – How To Protect Yourself

It’s no secret that silica dust exposure is dangerous.  In fact, silica dust is so dangerous to your health that the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is reviewing its exposure limits.  OSHA and NIOSH currently (March 2022) have a permissible exposure limit (PEL) of just 50 micrograms of silica dust per […]

Crystalline Silica Dust Dangers – How To Avoid Them

Workplaces like stone workshops are dangerous places, for all manner of reasons… Not least crystalline silica dust. Stone industry workers face some serious long-term dangers like the inhalation of dust particles and silica exposure. These can cause respiratory problems such as asthma. And long-term health issues aren’t far behind. There’s scarring of the lungs (pulmonary […]

Cosentino C100 – The King Is Dead…

The famed Cosentino C100 – the king of stone industry conferences – is dead. But if you’re silently sobbing into your laptop as you read these words… Questioning what all the hard work is for now there’s no exclusive event invite to work towards…  Dry your eyes. Because in 2022, Cosentino has elevated the old […]

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