Australian workers know all too well the dangers posed by working in an unsafe environment where being on the job means exposure to dangerous, toxic airborne substances.
Zac Smith is the Acting National Secretary of the CFMEU. He’s our guest on this week’s pod to discuss silicosis, and what Unions are doing to stop it.
The cruel punishment suffered by workers because of asbestos exposure lives long in the memory of the Union movement.
Now, there is another airborne scourge in many workplaces that needs to be eliminated.
Silicosis is a deadly disease caused by exposure to Silica dust, which is prevalent in the types of engineered stone common in Australian homes and industries.
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Francis Leach is Editor at Large for the Australian Council of Trade Unions
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