Most of us take breathing for granted. But when you breathe in hazardous dust every day, it can make a real difference to your lung health, both now and in the future. Silicosis, a type of occupational lung disease, is caused by exposure to silica dust, which is generated in workplace processes such as cutting, drilling, sawing and polishing of products that contain silica. Previously a disease that was thought to be obsolete, silicosis is unfortunately on the rise in Australia, particularly among those working with artificial stone kitchen and bathroom benchtops.
During National Safe Work Month, we want to shine a light on this highly preventable disease and teach you how to protect you and your mates’ lung health at work. Join us to learn more about silicosis and what you can do to prevent this and live as well as possible with this disease if you do have it. A live question-and-answer session will be available for you to put questions to an expert speaker.
Date: Thursday, 14 October
Time: 2.00pm (ACT, NSW, TAS, VIC), 1.00pm (QLD), 1.30pm (SA), 11.00am (WA), 12.30pm (NT)