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Briefing paper

Silicosis and the manufactured stone industry: an update

Publisher
Respiratory diseases Occupational health and safety Trades New South Wales
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Description

The NSW Legislative Council’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice is currently examining the management of silicosis in the manufactured stone industry as part of its annual review of the NSW Dust Diseases Scheme.

This e-brief is a modified version of a paper that the NSW Parliamentary Research Service produced for the Committee in October 2021. It provides an overview of developments at the State and Commonwealth level since the Committee’s 2019 report on this issue. Those developments include: the latest silicosis data in NSW and other States; government actions to prevent, monitor and manage silicosis;  improvements in silicosis health screening; research into new diagnostic techniques and treatments; and the National Dust Disease Taskforce's final report.

Publication Details
Access Rights Type:
open
Issue:
e-brief 02/2021