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WorkSafe extends specialist care for silica-exposed workers

Aug 29th 2023

WorkSafe extends specialist care for silica-exposed workers

Victorian workers at risk of silicosis will continue to access free health screening after WorkSafe extended its partnership with a Melbourne-based occupational respiratory clinic for a period of three years.

The clinic has screened more than 600 stonemasons since it was launched.

WorkSafe Executive Director of Health and Safety Narelle Beer said, "This clinic plays such a crucial role in the health journey of so many Victorian workers facing an uncertain future and this ongoing collaboration will see that world-class care continue."

Dr Beer said much needs to be done to support workers diagnosed with silicosis.

"We will continue to do everything within our power to ensure employers are reducing the risks to health and safety and continue to hold them to account when they fail to protect their workers," Dr Beer said.

Read the full story on the WorkSafe Victoria website.

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