Accelerated Silicosis

Information about Accelerated Silicosis in Engineered Stone fabrication in

New Zealand-Aotearoa.

2023 11 06 NZ Herald, Nicholas Jones: Silicosis lung disease: Dangerous, dusty conditions found at engineered stone workshops, damning Ministry of Health-ordered report reveals

Report about Accelerated Silicosis in New Zealand.

2023 10 23 Safe Work Australia Prohibition on the use of Engineered Stone

This document details the decisions and rationale for prohibitions around manufacture and fabrication of Engineered Stone. An important document to inform next steps for New Zealand.

2023 06 30 Accelerated Silicosis Occupational Health Nurse Pilot Report released by the New Zealand Ministry of Health – Manatū Hauora under the Official Information Act.

2023 OHN Pilot Report on access to the Accelerated Silicosis Assessment Pathway OHN Pilot – Released under OIA. The report discusses the experience of Occupational Health Nurses and Engineered Stone workers and employers as they identify at-risk workers who qualify for specialist assessment on the ACC Accelerated Silicosis Pathway. The report proposes a National Occupational Health Surveillance System as a way forward to protect the health of New Zealand workers and their families, and to reduce the high costs of preventable illness and death.

2023 05 20 NZ Herald, Nicholas Jones: Something is wrong – The forgotten disease that’s become a silent killer.

2023 03 WorkSafe – New Zealand Carcinogens Survey

Review this document to understand why a National Occupational Health Surveillance is needed in New Zealand.