Professional Guidelines for Fabricators (1)
Caesarstone® quartz surfaces are a high-quality, advanced solution for countertops, vanity tops, flooring, wall cladding and other internal applications. They are manufactured from approximately 90% silica (quartz, silica sand and cristobalite) and high-quality polymer resins and pigments.
As the world’s leading global quartz surface developer and manufacturer, we at Caesarstone view the existence of a safe working environment for all employees, free of hazards and in compliance with all local laws, as a foremost interest.
Caesarstone slabs and products, as finished products, do not present any type of health risk or hazard when transported, shipped or used by the end consumer. However, their fabrication and processing generate respirable crystalline silica dust. The approximately 90% of silica present in Caesarstone products (and silica present in other quartz surfaces and granite) requires fabrication and processing to be performed under particularly diligent safety conditions.
It is important to note that the guidelines provided in this Guide are not intended to replace your local laws and regulations, which should be complied with.
Caesarstone distributors are strongly encouraged to provide their customers with the relevant information related to workplace health and safety, particularly in areas with respirable crystalline silica dust.
Furthermore, the instructions in this Guide are addressed to employers and employees who fabricate Caesarstone slabs and products in order to help them control their exposure to respirable crystalline silica dust.