Learn More

CleanSpace Webinar: Managing Airborne Silica Hazards


In 2017 alone, over 20,000 cases of silicosis were identified globally.
Dangerous silica dust can be found on site from concrete cutting, grinding or polishing and using power tools on stone.

Breathing in silica dust can result in irreversible, untreatable diseases, including silicosis and lung cancer.

Millions of workers continue to be exposed to silica dust regardless of whether they see the dust or not.

Listen to leading lawyer in workplace health and safety John Makris, respiratory physician Dr Ryan Hoy, and respiratory protection specialist Jon Imms, in this webinar highlighting best practice in silicosis prevention and silica protection from a health and safety perspective.

Key aspects the panel will discuss include:
• Understanding how silica dust affects the health and safety of your staff
• Key lessons from the silicosis outbreak
• Compliance measures businesses can adopt when it comes to silica protection
• Safety inspection measures businesses need to implement
• How CleanSpace’s innovative technology is transforming businesses and improving operational efficiency.

About the Experts

John Makris: Partner at Kingston Reid

John has over 20 years’ experience working in regulatory workplace health and safety, environmental and heavy vehicle compliance, and dealing with regulators. He expertly guides clients through the uncertainty and complexity of dealing with workplace incidents, including police and regulator investigations, prosecutions and coronial proceedings.

Dr Ryan Hoy: Senior Research Fellow at Monash University and member of the National Dust Diseases Taskforce

Ryan is a Respiratory Physician with a Master’s degree in Occupational and Environmental Health. Ryan was also a member of the National Dust Disease Taskforce, which recently completed its independent review of the systems in place for the prevention, early identification, control and management of accelerated silicosis from engineered stone, and broader occupational dust diseases.

Jon Imms: Global Technical & Product Director at CleanSpace Technology

Mr Imms joined CleanSpace in 2011 and has been in the safety and respiratory protection industry for over 30 years. He has held sales roles and product management with global manufacturer Scott Health and Safety, and was a member of the SF10 Australian Standards Respiratory Committee which developed the AS1715:2009 certification which is currently used today.