NSW Heritage Stoneworks
NSW Heritage Stoneworks, a government stonemason facility, requested ADE’s professional advice in assessing exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) and in helping them manage the changes required to improve RCS safety. In undertaking the project, ADE helped prevent RCS exposure using respiratory protection masks with high protection factors.
For two years, NSW Heritage Stoneworks implemented the controls proposed, where ADE periodically monitored the controls to ensure their effectiveness. In light of the success of the project, the NSW Government invited ADE’s occupational hygienists to the Heritage Stoneworks Safety Forum to speak on safely dealing with exposure to RSC.