Respirable Crystalline Silica | Online Workshop

IQA Respirable Crystalline Silica Online Workshop
This workshop provides details on Respirable Crystalline Silica and covers a number of topics from Workplace Exposure Standards to Principal Hazard Management Plans.

Date: Tuesday 14 May 2024

Times for all States/Territories:

 9.00am - 3.00pm  QLD/ NSW/ACT/VIC/TAS
 8.30am - 2.30pm  SA / NT
 7.00am - 1.00pm  WA
11.00am - 5.00pm  NZ


Exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) dust can cause a range of health issues, including breathing problems. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the hazards and risks to effectively manage them. Safe Work Australia published a new Workplace Exposure Standards for crystalline silica to 0.05 mg/m3. 

Workshop Overview

Delivered by a qualified hygienist, the Respirable Crystalline Silica Awareness workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of silica and current compliance requirements, specifically covering: 

  • Workplace Exposure Standards
  • Legislation
  • Risk Management
  • Exposure Monitoring, Monitoring Program & Results
  • Health Monitoring
  • Dust Controls
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Training
  • Documentation
  • Principal Hazard Management Plans

Why attend?

Understanding the changes to the Workplace Exposure Standard is critical for staff in positions of responsibility in quarries to:

  • Dispel the myths about silica
  • Understand your reporting requirements
  • Understand health monitoring requirements
  • Review risk management and hierarchy of controls
  • Understand how to communicate with your teams on risk, PPE, reporting and monitoring
  • Understand what is needed in your Principal Hazard Management Plans

Who is the workshop for?
This workshop is recommended for:

  • Quarry Owner/Operators
  •  Quarry Managers
  • Quarry Supervisors
  • Senior managers/staff
  • H&S Officers
  • Contractors

Facilitator | Andrew Gaggiano

CPD Hours: up to 5.5

  • IQA QMCS: Risk Management
  • NSW MOC: 1. Mining & WHS Systems (Subject B: Principal hazards)
  • QLD PCS: Health & Safety (HS)

IQA & IoQ NZ Member:  $245
Non Member: $330

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Registrations Close: Monday 13 May 2024.

All participants must have access to the internet and a laptop / tablet that can run Zoom.  If you have questions regarding the system requirements please visit the Zoom website.

  • Internet connection Laptop, PC or Phone with sound and video capability
  • Quiet environment

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14/05/2024 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
E. Australia Standard Time
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