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Silica Dust Danger Signs

Silica Dust Danger Signs

A number of States and Territories have now introduced regulations in relation to the protection of workers against Silica Dust exposure with the remainder expected to follow soon. 

Silica dust is generated in workplace mechanical processes such as crushing, cutting, drilling, grinding, sawing or polishing of natural stone or man-made products that contain silica. It becomes dangerous when the dust generated becomes airborne and is inhaled into the lungs. 

Exposure to silica dust can lead to the development of lung cancer, silicosis (an irreversible scarring and stiffening of the lungs), kidney disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.  

We now have the following signs available to warn workers of the hazard presented by Silica Dust in the workplace. Alternatively, ask us for a quote on a customised Silica Danger Sign. 

  Danger Sign - Silica Dust Hazard
Danger Sign - Silica Dust Hazard Use Tools With Continuous Water Feed
Danger Sign - Silica Dust Hazard Wet Sweeping Only

 

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All About Pipe Markers

All About Pipe Markers

Pipe markers provide a quick way for employees, contractors or emergency workers to identify the contents of a pipe. The requirements for pipe markers are covered by Australian Standard (AS) 1345-1995 Identification of the contents of pipes, conduits and ducts. 

AS 1345-1995 describes a pipe marker as either a printed label which can be affixed to a pipe or the equivalent colour and information printed directly onto the pipe.

When selecting pipe markers, it is important to ensure you have correctly answered the following questions:

- Does your pipe maker display the correct wording (in either black or white text) that indicates the contents of the pipe and, if appropriate, any especially hazardous aspect of the pipe? 

- Does your pipe marker contain a rectangular colour identification block (in the preferred colour) which is large enough to fit the wording? 

- Does your pipe marker have a contrasting border around the colour identification block with a chevron within the border to indicate the direction of flow in the pipe?  

- Is your pipe marker the correct size with reference to the diameter of your pipe?

 At Safetysigns.com.au, we stock a wide range of standard pipe markers in small, medium and large sizes. Feel free to browse our range or, if you cannot find what you are looking for, contact us for a customised quote. 

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