The use, supply and manufacture of all engineered stone will be prohibited from 1 July 2024 in Australia.

Australia has become the first country to announce a ban on engineered stone following a surge in workers developing the lung disease silicosis.

Commonwealth, state, and territory workplace ministers unanimously agreed to implement a national ban on the product at a long-awaited meeting on Wednesday afternoon.

See full article here.       Find out about our silica safety courses here.       View the facts from SafeWork NSW here.

Engineered stone benchtop

Engineered stone has become a popular product in kitchens for its affordability and durability. (Unsplash: Christian Mackie)