Silica dry cutting ban flagged by the ACT government as part of efforts to reduce worker harm

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
April 8 2022 - 9:00am
Industrial Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Mick Gentleman, who announced the forthcoming dry silica cutting ban on Friday. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Uncontrolled dry cutting of material containing silica, a potentially harmful substance that can lead to lung cancer, will be banned in the ACT later this year.


Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

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