PC’s £40k penalty for workers’ RCS exposure
A Hertfordshire-based construction contractor has been prosecuted and fined £40,000 after allowing workers on a refurbishment project to be exposed repeatedly to brick dust. Respirable crystalline silica (RCS) is the second biggest construction risk after asbestos.
Nick Warburton is acting editor of IOSH Magazine. He is a former editor of SHP and has also worked on Local Authority Waste and Recycling and Environmental Health Practitioner.