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Australia has become the first country in the world to ban the use of engineered stone to protect workers from silica dust.


The prohibition on engineered stone, a popular material for bathrooms and kitchens worktops, has been agreed by ministers. Safe Work Australia has been tasked with its implementation on a state by state basis.


The ban follows a campaign by the Construction, Forestry & Maritime Employees Union and others






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1 hour ago, joe90 said:

Would “wet cutting” not be better than dry cutting?


Hmmm, I didn't explain properly.

I'm thinking  of the  small scale sawdust, and sanding or drilling dust. I dunno why this Teutonic, Goth , Vandal approach gets to me, but it does. I mean whats wrong with facing into-wind when sawing, or opening the bloody windows and doors when sanding? 


I suppose it just shows that I'm an amateur.

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