Silicosis is a scarring of the lung tissue caused by the presence of dust particles. As the condition worsens, symptoms will move from a coughs and chest pains to a person having trouble eating, sleeping or simply walking up a flight of stairs due to decreased lung health.
The condition also increases your chance of contracting other breathing-related illnesses like tuberculosis, emphysema and lung cancer.
The best way for people to reduce their risk of contracting silicosis through exposure to silica dust is to undertake training in working safely with manufactured stone, concrete, bricks and other substances made of silica.
Height Safety Engineers offers a range of training courses in working safely with hazardous materials including asbestos and silica dust. Details can be found at www.heightsafety.net/training.
Contact our expert training team on 1300 884 978 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure you get best practice skills to stay safe at work.