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WA backs ban on engineered stone

Dec 1st 2023

WA backs ban on engineered stone

The Western Australian Government says it supports a ban on engineered stone to protect workers from silicosis.

A recent Safe Work Australia report recommended a national ban on engineered stone use.

Worksafe data shows 48 workers have been diagnosed with silicosis in Western Australia since 2018.

“The Cook Government considers this information as indicative of the risks of working with engineered stone, which is why it supports WA joining other jurisdictions in supporting a proposed national ban on the future use of engineered stone,” the State Government said in a statement.

Workplace health and safety ministers will meet this month to consider a national ban.

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