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Health and Safety MANUAL

For the safe fabrication of Dekton by Cosentino

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Elaboracin e Instalacin / Manufacturing and Installation: GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE: EXPOSURE TO RESPIRABLE CRYSTALLINE SILICA

There is no provision for any risk associated with the nished DEKTON by Cosentino material in the CLP (CE) regulation n. 1272/2008. However, during fabrication and installation of the material, it is necessary to consider the following information. Please read carefully.

El fabricante recomienda la elaboracin e instalacin del material mediante mtodos de produccin en El polvo generado en los SENSA procesos de elaborado cristalina (SiO2).is naturally semi-precious PREXURY BY COSENTINO This hmedo. guide provides information and recommenBY COSENTINO is granite. contiene slice Fabricators aresafety recommended manufacture this material by using manufacturing methods that involve the use of stone. dations on health and issues to be to consiSCALEA BY COSENTINO is natural stone. 2). BY COSENTINO is ultra-compact surface. dered in theto cutting, polishing and ins- Dust water avoidgrinding, the creation of dust. derivedINTEGRITY from the manufacturing processes contains crystalline silica (SiO SILESTONE, AND ECO BY COSENTINO are DEKTON
tallation SILESTONE, DEKTON, ECO, SENSA, quartz composite. Unaofexposicin prolongada al polvo derivado de operaciones de corte, pulido y elaborado, sin utilizar las SCALEA, INTEGRITY AND PREXURY BY adecuadas, COSENTINO. medidas de proteccin puede causar enfermedades graves, incluidas neumoconiosis como la

silicosis, as como un empeoramiento de otras enfermedades pulmonares (Bronquitis, ensema, etc.). Long term exposure to dust derived from the cutting, polishing and manufacturing processes which do not comply with the regulation on health & safety at work (e.g. respiratory protection by means of P3 mask) may cause serious deseases as pneumoconiosis, silicosis as well the deterioration of lungs including diseasesOF such as bronchitis, SILICA emphysema, etc. Informacin & en SAFETY materia de seguridad HEALTH INFORMATION ABOUT RESPIRABLE FRACTION CRYSTALLINE (SiO2).

Para informacin concreta sobre cada caso, lea la cha de datos de seguridad del material y la Gua de Buenas Prcticas para su Elaboracin. Informacin disponible www.cosentinogroup.net
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For specic information each case, please, read our Material Safety Data workplaces Sheet and Practice Guide Crystalline silica is a basic componenton of soil, sand, when workers mill, cut, drill or pulish these objects. are Good not properly controlled to to reduce granite, slate, and many other minerals. Respira- at Respirable crystalline silica may present a health silica dust. manufacture. Information available www.cosentinogroup.net ble size particles of crystalline ventilacin general silica may result hazard if workers are not properly protected and
INFORMACIN DE SEGURIDAD Y SALUD SOBRE SLICE (SiO2) FRACCIN RESPIRABLE. HEALTH & SAFETY INFORMATION ABOUT SILICA (SiO2 ) RESPIRABLE FRACTION.
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H372HAZARD PELIGRO: Provoca los pulmones exposiciones prolongadas o repetidas (por inhalacin). H372 : Causes damagedaos to lungsen through prolonged ortras repeated exposure (inhalation). H372 HAZARD: Causes damage to lungs through prolonged or repeated exposure (inhalation). STOTencimera RE 1 PREVENCIN / PREVENTION Instalacin STOT RE 1 P260 No respirar el polvo generado en el corte, tallado y pulido del material. PREVENTION
P260 Do not breathe dust generated in the cutting, grinding and polishing processes. P260 Do not breathe dust generated the cutting, grinding and polishing processes. P264 Lavarse las manos y carain concienzudamente tras la manipulacin. P264 Washface face and hands thoroughly aer handling. P264 Wash and hands thoroughly a er handling. Formacin e informacin P270 No comer, beber ni fumar durante su utilizacin. P270 Do drink oror smoke when using thisthis material. P270 Donot noteat, eat, drink smoke when using material. P284 Llevar equipoprotection de proteccin respiratoria para partculas (P3). P284 Wear respiratory for particles (P3). P284 Wear respiratory protection for particles (P3). PRIMEROS AUXILIOS / FIRST AID MEASURES FIRST AID MEASURES P314 Consultar a un mdico en caso de malestar. P314 Getmedical medical advice/attention if you unwell. P314 Get advice/attention if you feelfeel unwell. P501 Eliminar los restos conforme a lawith reglamentacin local. P501 Dispose of scrap material in accordance local regulation. P501 Dispose of remains in accordance with local regulation.

COSENTINO strongly encourages fabricators and installers to adhere to the recommendations contained in this Good Practice Guide so as to control exposure to respirable crystalline silica and reduce health risks.

At minimum, fabricators and installers of SILESTONE, DEKTON, ECO, SENSA, SCALEA, INTEGRITY AND PREXURY BY COSENTINO are required to comply with all local laws and regulations pertaining to occupational health and safety. In addition to the information in this Guide, it is also recommended that fabricators and installers of SILESTONE, DEKTON, ECO, SENSA, SCALEA, INTEGRITY AND PREXURY BY COSENTINO become familiar with the European Network on Silica (NEPSI) and its Good Practice Guide for the handing of silica, and with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) National Emphasis Program for Crystalline Silica. Visit http://nepsi.eu and www.osha.org for more information.

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Access to the workplace Water-injected hand machines and tools Local extraction and filtration systems. General ventilation in factories plants Periodic maintenance and supervision Cleaning Dust monitoring Other risks: cuts, projected particles, noise, handling loads. Installation of worktops Personal Protective Equipment Hygiene Training and information for workers. Health Surveillance

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Access to work area
Restrict access to work areas to authorized personnel only. Put signs when the area is at risk.

Water-injected cutting machines and hand tools


Two primary methods exist to control silica dust: airborne. Water pumps, hoses and nozzles should using water injected machinery (rst choise) and be kept in excellent operating condition and cleaned regularly. When working with water it is essential to local extraction and ltration systems (in addition). avoid electrical risks by using ground fault circuit inDo not use dry processing techniques whenever pos- terrupters (GFCIs) and watertight, sealable electrical sible. All cutting, shaping, polishing and nishing of connectors for electric tools and equipment. Emplomaterial should be done using water injected tools. yees operating in wet areas should also be required The water should be clean, abondante and directed to wear rubber boots. to the points of cutting, milling and polishing. Dust that is wet is less able to become or remain

Local extraction and ltration systems


Use a reputable exhaust ventilation supplier. Only use qualied engineers to carry out the design and the installation. The design should include the following items: a hood, an enclosure or other inlet to collect and contain contaminants, ducts to remove contaminants away from the source, a lter or any other air cleaning device, normally placed between the hood and fan, a fan or other device to move air to provide the air ow, and nally other ducts to discharge the clean air outside the workplace.
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Tightly close the dust source to help prevent it spreading. Local exhaust ventilation should be connected to a suitable dust extraction unit (e.g. a bag lter or cyclone). Workers should not to stand between the source of exposure and the local exhaust ventilation; otherwise, they will be directly in the path of the contaminated air ow. Please observe periodically the position of workers and train them. Where possible, ensure that the work area is not close to doors, windows or walkways so as not to inter-

fere with the local exhaust ventilation and to prevent dust from spreading. Ensure that there is a clean air supply to replace the extracted air. The ducts should be short and simple, avoid long sections of exible ducts. Discharge extracted air to a safe place away from doors, windows and air inlets.

Apply local exhaust ventilation at the generation source to capture the dust.
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riesgosdust is very ne and may Because theotros hazardous stay in the air for days it is important to have adequate general ventilation. Instalacin encimera

Dust suppression sprays (ne mist of air and water) may be used to prevent the generation of airborne dust throughout indoor and outdoor trac routes or conveyors. Emissions from dust extraction systems in buildings must comply with local environmental legislation.

Ensure that the building is properly ventilated, if necessary using forced ventilation. Ensure the venFormacin e informacin tilation system does not move settled dust and that contaminated air does not spread to clean areas.

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Periodic maintenance mantenimiento and supervision


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Ensure equipment is maintained in good working condition as advised by the suppliers recommendations manual. otros riesgos Clean the equipment on a regular basis, at least one time at the Instalacin end of the shi . Do not clean with a dry encimera brush or using compressed air. Do not allow dust/ waste deposits to dry out before they are cleaned up. Ensure the local exhaust ventilation is maintained in good working condition in accordance with the suppliers or the installers recommendations. Noisy or vibrating fans can indicate a problem.
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Replace consumables (lters, etc) in accordance with the manufacturers recommendations. Do not modify any part of the system. If you do so, check with the supplier to ensure that the system retains the CE mark or make inspection and risk assessment by and licensed expert. You should receive instructions for use and a diagram of the installed systems. You must receive a commissioning report showing the airows at all inlets, the air speed in the ducts and the pressure index in the cleaner or lter.

Please contact the supplier for information on the expected performance of the local exhaust ventilation. Keep this information to compare with future test results. At least once a week, visually inspect the equipment for signs of damage. If they are constantly used, check them more frequently. If used rarely, check before each use. Keep records of inspections for the period of time required by the countrys laws (recommended minimum ve years).

Cleaning
Because the hazardous dust is very ne and can go easily to the air and so may stay there for days it is important to have a comprehensive housekeeping program. Clean the equipment every day, at least one time before leaving for home. Clean the workplace daily. Use walls and ooring surfaces that can easily be kept clean and that do not absorb or accumulate dust. Clean oors and other surfaces on a regular basis. Clean also the entire warehouse structures and inlet roof. Use wet or vacuum cleaning methods (industrial vacuum cleaners with HEPA lter). Do not clean with a dry brush or using compressed air, it will boost the exposure to very high levels. Clean up any spill immediately. Do not allow dust / debris deposits to dry out before they are cleaned up. If vacuum cleaning systems are required for spill of large volumes of dust, they should be specially designed to avoid overloading and blocking. When it is not possible to use wet or vacuum cleaning methods, and only dry cleaning with brushes can be carried out, ensure that workers wear appropriate personal protective equipment and that measures are taken to prevent crystalline silica dust from spreading outside the work area. When necessary, to prevent dust from spreading between building levels, use solid oors and cover them with a wear-resistant material, colored to highlight dust contamination. Control panels can be protected from dust by using a plastic barrier or similar membrane. When using wet cleaning methods, provide an adequate number of correctly positioned water connection points. Provide an adequate number of vacuum connection points when using a central vacuum cleaning system.

Dust monitoring
Risk assessment should be carried out to determine whether existing controls are adequate. Both personal and static measurements can be used together, as they are complementary. It is up to the Industrial Hygiene specialists contracted by employers to propose for the most appropriate solutions, while respecting the applicable legislation. The sampling strategy, equipment used, analysis methods etc, must be dened by the Industrial Hygiene specialists. Keep complete records of dust monitoring data and adopt a quality system as described above. The personnel in charge of the samplings should set a good example and wear respiratory protection equipment in the required areas. The dust monitoring must be performed periodically. Please check NEPSI agreement.

Carry out an INITIAL RISK ASSESSMENT of exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) at work

Implement Good Practices Organise health surveillance Provide information, instruction and training to the workforce Monitor the application of the Agreement & Good Practices (site level)
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Installation Instalacin encimera of worktops
The worktop should be nished when it leaves the workshop so that no further work will be carried out on site. Please take accurate dimensions of the kitchen. If the worktop requires a nal check in the house, we recommend you nd a well-ventilated place (terrace, balcony, etc) and use a wet cleaning method if possible. For this task, P3 type Silica respiratory protection and ear and eye protection must be used for particles. If the nal check is carried out by using a dry cleaning method, safety measures are the same. We also recommend the use of a portable vacuum system (vacuum cleaner). Use instruments such as manual suction pads when handling the material. When xing joints, trims, sockets etc. using products such as Solumastick, Colorsil, dissolvents etc, latex gloves must be worn and P3 protection containing organic vapor lters. To complete the installation, all dust must be cleaned up in order not to create, as far as possible, dusty environments, also the worktop must be cleaned.
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Other risks: cuts, projected particles, otros riesgos noise, handling loads
The fabrication of SILESTONE, DEKTON, ECO, SENSA, SCALEA, INTEGRITY AND PREXURY BY COSENTINO may involve some risk such as; blows and cuts with Formacin e informacin objects and tools, projected particles, noise exposure, vibrations and handling loads.
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Check periodically and according to manufacturer manual and regulations, with and expert inspector, crane, truck crane and forkli .

Check periodically and according to manufacturer manual and regulations, with and expert inspector, Review the risk assessment results carried out by electrical instalations. Health and Safety experts. Use mechanical means to transport heavy parts or Use the appropriate tools for each task and keep materials. As far as possible avoid handling or transporting weights over 20kg or in awkward positions, them in good working order. also try to avoid repetitive movements. Use the personal protective equipment recommended at all times: dust mask, gloves, eye and ear pro- Special safety measures for DEKTON tection and high visibility jacket in the area of tuck Warning: the material may be very sharp, especially or forkli trac. broken pieces. For slabs handling use also the helmet. Insure that all A-frame are feet wit safety bars to avoid the fa- - Slabs must be handled and fabricated wearing antilling of slabs at the moment of taking o or leaving cut gloves and glasses. down the slab. The safety bars must feet in all A- - The scrap material must be handled carefully. - Avoid hitting the scrap material to reduce its size. frame, in the warehouse and also in the trucks. Worker using crane, truck crane or forkli must be properly training. Check formally on a daily basis crane, truck crane and forkli .

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Personal protective equipment (PPE)
In those areas or workplaces where risks still exist When using PPE, provide employees with training on the use of personal protective equipment is manda- selection, use and maintenance of the equipment. tory and they must be clearly dened by appropriate If employees have to wear more than one PPE item, signs. ensure that they are compatible with each other. Personal protective equipment must comply with relevant local laws and regulations on the design and Check the eectiveness of respiratory protective manufacture in relation to health and safety. All the equipment before use. Consult the supplier about personal protective equipment that the company the appropriate adaptation methods. provides must meet regulatory standards. Keep records of PPE provided. Provide clean storage Respiratory protection for silica must meet regula- facilities for PPE when not in use. tory standards P3. Note that facial hair reduces the eectiveness of a mask.

Hygiene
Provide storage facilities for workers clothes. Clean clothes should be separated from work clothes. This area should have toilets, wash basins and showers as well as personal lockers. Workers should wash their hands and faces and take overalls o before eating. Dene a specic and clean area where workers can prepare meals, eat and drink away from their workstation. Provide workers with an adequate supply of clean work clothes, including additional outts. Workers who handle silica dust should wear overalls made of a fabric that prevents the absorption of dust. Do not use compressed air to clean overalls. Workers should not smoke inside the facility. At the end of the working day, clean oneself up, shower if necessary change into clean clothes before leaving work.

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Health surveillance
The Company should keep a record of which positions are exposed to respirable crystalline silica. Specic health surveillance protocols should be implemented for those employees at risk. This may include: Spirometry X ray High-resolution tomographies Peridodicity

Training and information Formacin e informacin for employees


Sta should receive training on risks associated with When and how to use respiratory protective equipment (RPE) or other personal protective equipthe fabrication of SILESTONE, DEKTON, ECO, SENment (PPE). SA, SCALEA, INTEGRITY AND PREXURY BY COSENTINO. New employees should attend a training session that Dust monitoring programs and other planned corrective measures. addresses all health and safety aspects, including the companys safe working procedures for dealing with hazardous substances such as respirable crystalline Safety data sheets for the used products. silica. Work equipment, machinery and tools aecting their work. Use a variety of training methods incorporating visual aids, videos, group discussions and handouts. Workers knowledge should be assessed at the end of In the event that an employees measured personal each session to verify that they have understood the exposure to respirable crystalline silica exceeds the relevant occupational exposure limit value, that emtraining material. ployee must be provided with details of his/her perRefresher training sessions should be provided to sonal exposure monitoring result if required by law. keep workers up to date on health and safety poliAttendance at training sessions should be compulcies and procedures. sory. Participation should be well documented and Give your workers information on the health and records should be kept. safety eects associated with respirable crystalline silica dust, noise or any other risk associated with Workers should be asked to provide feedback on each training session, which might help in the orgatheir activity. nization of future training sessions. Give them information on: Good practices to use in the workplace and safe working procedures.

In some countries the health check has to be conducted before the hiring. Please be sure of the situation in your country. As always, companies are required to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

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Legal compliance and safety requeriments
Fabricator agrees that it will, at all times, comply with all local and other applicable rules, regulations, ordinances and laws regarding the application, handling, storage, fabrication and disposal of all SILESTONE, DEKTON, ECO, SENSA, SCALEA, INTEGRITY AND PREXURY BY COSENTINO. In particular Fabricators must perform periodic risk assessment of all jobs and take the appropriate measures to control the risk. Fabricator acknowledges and understands that: fabrication of the materials, especially through dry cutting, emits air-borne particles, including respirable crystalline silica, that may cause silicosis or other respiratory desease; and Cosentino strongly recommends that Fabricators take all appropriate precautions, including wet cutting, wet grinding, wet milling and wet polishing, as it may reduce the risk of inhalation of air-borne particles and silicosis.

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El fabricante recomienda la elaboracin e instalacin del material mediante m hmedo. El polvo generado en los procesos de elaborado contiene slice cristali Fabricators are recommended to manufacture this material by using manufacturing meth water to avoid the creation of dust. Dust derived from the manufacturing processes conta

Una exposicin prolongada al polvo derivado de operaciones de corte, pulido y e medidas de proteccin adecuadas, puede causar enfermedades graves, incluidas silicosis, as como un empeoramiento de otras enfermedades pulmonares (Bronqu 01 Identication of The Article and of The Company/Undertaking de trabajo Long term exposure to dust derived from the cutting, polishing and manufacturing processe the regulation on health & safety at work (e.g. respiratory protection by means of P3 mask) m Name of Material: DEKTON Avoided uses: Do not elaborate the material by dry Name of the company: as pneumoconiosis, silicosis as well the deterioration of lungs including diseases such as b
Use of Material: Ultra-compact surface designed for use indoors and outdoors, particularly kitchen and bathroom worktop, ooring, cladding and facades. processes. COSENTINO, S.A. Ctra. A-334. Km 59 Cantoria (Almera)

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Para informacin concreta sobre cada caso, la cha de datos de seguridad d Tel: +34 950 lea 44 41 75/ Fax: +34 950 44 42 26 Buenas Prcticas para su Elaboracin. Informacin disponible www.cosentinog Phone number in case of emergency: www.cosentinogroup.net
manufacture. Information available at www.cosentinogroup.net

Toxicology Helpline: +34 91 562 04 20 For specic information on each case, please, read our Material Safety Data Sheet an

02 Hazards Identication
There is no provision for any risk associated with the nished DEKTON material in the CLP (EC) regulation n. 1272/2008. However respirable crystalline silica dust can be generated in manufacturing operations. Respirable crystalline silica causes harm to the lungs, such as silicosis, through prolonged or repeated exposure (Hazard H372). A series of preventative measures should be adopted to prevent or minimise exposure. Contens of crystalline silica < 11%.

INFORMACIN DE SEGURIDAD Y SALUD SOBRE SLICE (SiO2) FRACCIN RESP HEALTH & SAFETY INFORMATION ABOUT SILICA (SiO2 ) RESPIRABLE FRACTION.

H372 PELIGRO: HAZARD H372 Provoca daos en los pulmones tras exposiciones prolongadas o H372 HAZARD: Causes damage to lungs through prolonged or repeated exposure (inha Causes damage to lungs through prolonged or repeated exposure (inhalation). PREVENTION PREVENCIN / GHS08 PELIGRO: STOTRE1 RE 1 P260 No respirar el polvo generado en el corte, tallado y pulido del materia STOT H 372 Provoca daos ennot los pulmones P260 Do breathe dust generated in the cutting, grinding and polishing processe PREVENTION P264 Lavarse las manos y cara concienzudamente tras manipulacin. tras exposiciones prolongadas o repeP260 Do not breathe dust generated in the cutting, grinding and la polishing P264 Wash face and hands thoroughly aer handling. tidas (por inhalacin). PREVENCIN processes. P270 No comer, beber ni fumar durante su utilizacin. GHS08 P260 No respirar elmaterial. polvo generado en el corte, tallad STOT RE1 P264 Wash face and hands a er handling. P270 Do not eat, drink or thoroughly smoke when using this P284 Llevar equipo de proteccin respiratoria para partculas (P3). P270 Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this material. material. P284 Wearrespiratory respiratory protection particles (P3). y cara concienzudamente trs la P284 Wear protection for for particles (P3). P264 Lavarse las manos AIDNo MEASURES PRIMEROS AUXILIOS / FIRST P270 comer, beber ni fumar durante su utilizacin. FIRSTConsultar AID MEASURES P314 a un mdico en caso de malestar. P 284 Llevar equipo de proteccin respiratoria para par P314 Get advice/attention if you feelfeel unwell. P314 Getmedical medical advice/attention if you unwell. PRIMEROS SOCORROS P501 Eliminar los restos conforme a la reglamentacin local. P501 Dispose of remains in accordance with local regulation. P501 Dispose of remains in accordance with local regulation. Clasicacin segn directiva 1999/45/CE P314 Consultar a un mdico en caso de malestar. Classication according to directive 1999/45/EC P 501 Eliminar los restos conforme a la reglamentacin R20Harmful Nocivo por inhalacin. R20 by inhalation R48Danger Riesgo of deserius efectos gravesto para la by prolonged exposure. R48 damage health salud por S22 Do notexposicin breath theprolongada. dust. S38 Use personal protective equipment P3. S22 No respirar el polvo. S38 Usar proteccin respiratoria P3. Xn

03 Composition / Information on Ingredients


Composition (%): DEKTON is made up of silicoaluminates, amorphous silica, crystalline silica, zircon and inorganic pigments. The composition of crystalline silica (SiO2) is below 11%. CRYSTALLINE SILICA - QUARTZ: CAS 14808-60-7 / EINECS 238-878-4

04 First Aid Measures


The nished material does not require special measures. Following is for the process of fabrication: Contact with eyes: Keep your eyes open and wash thoroughly with lots of water. Contact with skin: Wash with soap and water. Seek medical advice if you feel unwell. Inhalation: Bring the aected employee to a wellventilated place. Additional ventilation may be required if the employee has suered a serious reaction. Properly ventilate the work area. Seek medical advice if you feel unwell. Ingestion: No specic intervention is indicated as compound is not likely to be hazardous by ingestion. Consult a physician if necessary.ona de trabajo.

05 Fireghting Measures
Fire-resistant: Category A1 / A1. Suitable extinguishing agents: Any suitable agent for surrounding res. Extinguishers of polyvalent powder are recommended. Personal Protection Equipment: Depending on the surrounding re.

06 Accidental Release Measures


The material does not represent risk of spillage.

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Substance Respirable crystalline silica: quartz, cristobalite, and tridymite

OSHA PEL Total dust, (30 mg/m3 / %SiO2+2) Respirable dust (10 mg/m3 / %SiO2+2) as 8 hour TWAs

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07 Handling and Storage
Manual handling. The user has the responsibility to carry out a risk evaluation and job safety analysis according to the local risk prevention law. We recommend the following precautions: Safe manipulation systems should be used (crane, A-frame with safety bars). The slings must be well protected/resistant as the material is more cutting than natural stone. Use following Personal Protective Equipment. Wear helmet, safety shoes, safety glasses, and anti-cut gloves during the handling and storage operations of DEKTON. Warning: the material may be very sharp, especially broken pieces. Slabs must be handled and fabricated wearing anti-cut gloves: (recomended long knitwrist gloves with cut resistance 4 according to EN388 standard) and glasses. The scrap material must be handled carefully. Avoid hitting the scrap material to reduce its size as the material may shatter. Environmental protection precautions. We recommend the use of water-cooled tools to prevent the creation of dust. Storage. There are no specic conditions for safe storage, except that it should be properly stored in a closed and covered place. Avoid strong impacts that may cause the material to break.

United States

0.025 mg/m3 (8 hr TW

08 Exposure Controls / Personal Protection Country Adopted by/Law denomination

OEL Name (if specic) Permissible exposure level (PEL) Threshold limit value (TLV)

Exposure limitStates values. Ocupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) United The user has the responsibility to carry out a risk evaluation of dust exposure according to the local American Conference of Governmental Industrial risk prevention law. Hygienists (ACGIG)

Occupational Exposure Limits in mg/m3 8 hours TWA - Respirable dust - in EU 271 + Norway & Switzerland
Country/Authority Austria / I Belgium / II Bulgaria / III Cyprus / IV Czech Republic / V Denmark / VI Estonia Finland / VII France / VIII France / IX Germany / X Greece / XI Hungary Ireland / XII Italy / XIII Lithuania / XIV Luxembourg / XV Malta / XVI4 Netherlands / XVII Norway / XVIII Poland Portugal / XIX Romania / XX Slovakia Slovenia Spain / XXI Sweden / XXII Switzerland / XXIII United Kingdom / XXIV
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Inert dust 6 3 4 / 5

Quartz (q) 0,15 0,1 0,07 10k/Q2 0,1 0,1 0,1 0,2 5 or 25 k/Q 0,1 /3 0,1 0,15 0,05 0,025 0,1 0,15 / 0,075 0,1 0,3 0,025 0,1 0,1 0,15 0,1 0,1 0,15 0,1

Cristobalite (c) 0,15 0,05 0,07 / 0,1 0,05 0,05 0,1 0,05 / 0,05 0,1 0,05 0,025 0,05 0,15 / 0,075 0,05 0,3 0,025 0,05 0,1 0,15 0,05 0,05 0,15 0,1

Tridymite (t) 0,15 0,05 0,07 / 0,1 0,05 0,05 0,1 0,05 / 0,05 0,15 0,05 0,025 0,05 0,15 / 0,075 0,05 0,3 0,025 0,05 0,1 0,15 0,05 0,05 0,15 0,1

5 3 5 4 3 10 6 / 5 5 5 10

3 5 6 4

Missing information for Latvia. - To be completed. Q : quartz percentage - K=1 Germany has no more OEL for quartz, cristoba lite, tridymite. Employers are obliged to minimize exposure as much as possible, and to follow certain protective measures. 4 When needed, Maltese authorities refer to values from the UK for OELVs which do not exist in the Maltese legislation.

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Country Austria Belgium Bulgaria Cyprus I II III IV Adopted by/Law denomination Bundesministerium fr Arbeit und Soziales. Ministre de lEmploi et du Travail. Ministry of Labour and Social Policy and Ministry of Health. Ordinance n13 of 30/12/2003. Department of Labour Inspection. Control of factory atmosphere and dangerous substances in factories, Regulations of 1981. Governmental Directive n441/2004. Direktoratet fot Arbeidstilsynet. National Board of Labour Protection. Ministre de lIndustrie (RGIE). Ministre du Travail. Bundesministerium fr Arbeit. Legislation for mining activities. 2002 Code of Practice for the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work (CoP). Associazone Italiana Degli Igienisti Industriali. Del Lietuvos higienos normos HN 23:2001. Bundesministerium fr Arbeit. OHSA LN120 of 2003, www.ohsa.org.mt Ministerie van Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid. Direktoratet for Arbeidstilsynet. Instituto Portuges da Qualidade, Hygiene & Safety at Workplace NP1796:2004. Government Decision n 355/2007 regarding workers health surveillance. Government Decision n 1093/2006 regarding carcinogenic agents (in Annex 3: Quartz, Cristobalite, Tridymite). Instrucciones de Tcnicas Complementarias (ITC) Orden ITC/2585/2007 National Board of Occupational Safety and Health Health & SafetyExecutive OEL Name (if specic) Maximale ArbeitsplatzKoncentration (MAK) Limit Values

Exposure to dust may be monitored and controlled with suitable control measures such as: Prevent or minimise dust generation. In manufacturing operations use equipment provided with water supply system. The water should be clean, abondante and directed to the points of cutting, grinding and polishing. Prevent or minimise dust being released into the environment. Use dust extraction systems in the area where it is generated. Indicate and demarcate hazard areas. Perform periodic control of the environmental concentration of respirable crystalline silica.

Czech Republic Denmark Finland France Germany Greece Ireland Italy Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Norway Portugal Romania

V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII XIII XIV XV XVI XVII XVIII XIX XX

Threshold Limit Value Occupational Exposure Standard Empoussirage de rfrence Valeur limite de Moyenne dExposition Maximale ArbeitsplatzKoncentration (MAK)

Threshold Limit Values (based on ACGIH TLVs) Ilgalaikio poveikio ribine verte (IPRV) Maximale ArbeitsplatzKoncentration (MAK) OELVs Publieke grenswaarden http://www.ser.nl/en/oel_database.aspx Administrative Normer (8hTWA) for Forurensing I Arbeidsmiljet Valores Limite de Exposio (VLE) OEL

Natural and/or mechanical ventilation systems that ensure the renewal of air in the work place. Cleaning and maintenance. Use of vacuum and/or water cleaning systems, avoid sweeping and the use of compressed air, which creates dust. Preventive maintenance programmes of the installations to ensure the correct conditions of order, cleaning and operation of work equipment. Always use respiratory protection for P3 type particulates according to EN 143:2001 and its revisions EN 143/AC 2002, EN 143/AC 2005, including working with water as a dust-reducing agent during the preparation of Dekton. Hand Protection. Use gloves to avoid the risk of cutting when handling pieces. Eye protection. Use eye protection in accordance with regulation EN166:2001.

Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom

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Valores Limites Yrkeshygieniska Grnsvrden Valeur limite de Moyenne dExposition Workplace Exposure Limits

Source: IMA-Europe. Date: May 2010, updated version available at http://www.ima-europe.eu/otherPublications.html

Occupational Exposure Limits in USA


Country United States Substance Respirable crystalline silica: quartz, cristobalite, and tridymite OSHA PEL Total dust, (30 mg/m3 / %SiO2+2) Respirable dust (10 mg/m3 / %SiO2+2) as 8 hour TWAs ACGIH TLV 0.025 mg/m3 (8 hr TWA)

Skin protection. We recommend that work clothes are worn to avoid the contact of dust with skin. Wash hands and face with soap and water to remove dust before breaks and at end of the shi . Work clothes: do not clean up using compressed air, use cacuum cleaning methods. Do not eat or drink in work areas.

Country United States

Adopted by/Law denomination Ocupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIG)
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OEL Name (if specic) Permissible exposure level (PEL) Threshold limit value (TLV)

Change out of work and/or protective uniform and clean one self up before eating lunch. At the end of the working day, clean oneself up, shower if necessary change into clean clothes before leaving work.

Occupational Exposure Limits and in mg/m 8 hours - Respirable Long TWA term exposure to dust derived from the cutExposure Controls. (Manufacturing installadust - in EU 271 + Norway & Switzerland ting and manufacturing processes without the use tion). Establish a specific health monitoring system of suitable protection may cause serious deseases The manufacturer recommends including pneumoconiosis such as silicosis, as well Country/Authority Inert dust methods Quartz that (q) involCristobalite (c) Tridymite (t) The parts must leave the workshop totally finished and the deterioration of other lungs diseases such as ve the use of water in the manufacturing of this ma6 0,15 0,15 0,15 Austria / I ready to be installed by the installer. terial. Dust bronchitis, emphysema, etc. 3 manufacturing 0,1 proces- 0,05 0,05 Belgium / IIderived from the ses could/contain respirable4crystalline0,07 silica (SiO2). 0,07 0,07 Bulgaria III
Cyprus / IV Czech Republic / V Denmark / VI / 5 10k/Q2 0,1 0,1 / 0,1 0,05 / 0,1 0,05

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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET


09 Physical and Chemical Properties 10 Estability and Reactivity
Apect: Solid, according to commercial range. Colour: commercial range. Odour: Odourless. pH: N/A. Miscibility (in water): N/A. Water absorption (ISO 10545-3): 0,05% Density: 2400-2600 kg/m3 Bending stress (ISO 10545-4): 60 N/mm2 Autoignition temperature: N/A. Fire point: N/A. Conditions to avoid: Avoid contact with surfaces at temperatures above 300 C. Avoid strong impacts that may cause the material to break. Decomposition products: Unknown.

11 Toxicological Information
Toxicological Helpline (Spain): +34 91 562 04 20 Dust derived from the manufacturing processes could contain respirable crystalline silica (SiO2). Long term exposure and/or mass fraction of respirable crystalline silica may cause severe damage to health including pulmonary brosis and pneumoconiosis such as silicosis, as well the deterioration of other lungs diseases such as bronchitis, emphysema, etc. The main symptom of silicosis is the reduced capacity of the lung. Persons aected by silicosis have a higher risk of suering from lung cancer.

12 Ecological Information
DEKTON does not contain ecotoxins.

13 Disposal Considerations
In accordance with European Directives 91/156/EEC and 199/31/CEE and the law 10/98, April 21 and RD 1481/2001, 27 December, a product that does not meet quality specications or is rejected can be disposed o at inert waste landlls. The DEKTON packaging will be disposed o according to country regulations. In general, they will be deposited in plastic or paper containers depending on whether or not it can be recycled.

14 Transport Information
The material is not classied as dangerous according to air, land and sea transport regulations.

15 Regulatory Information
This Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) has been prepared according to CLP Regulation, (EC) No 1272/2008. Labelled according to European EEC directives.

UN Number Packaging group Road and rail transport ADR/RID TPC/TPF

unassigned none

Sea transport IMDG/IMO Air transport

no restricted

no restricted

ICAO/IATA

no restricted

16 Other Information
Check with Cosentino, SA before using or supplying this material for other applications, dierent to those previously stated. The information in this document is to our knowledge up-to-date and accurate. However, we cannot guarantee the recommendations or suggestions herein, as the material conditions of use are beyond our control. In addition, the contents of this safety data sheet must not be interpreted as a recommendation to use any product in violation of the laws, safety practices or patents in force on any material or its use. It is the responsibility of the recipient of our material to check the corresponding rules and regulations. Under no circumstances does the data contained in this Safety Data Sheet constitute a guarantee of specic properties or create any contractual relationship. This Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is according to the CLP Regulation, (EC) No 1272/2008. For further information follow the instructions in the Guide to Good Practice for Preparation published by the manufacturer. Information available www.dekton.com You can get further information in http://www. nepsi.eu/ and the Guide to Good Practice for the Agreement on Workers Health Protection Through the Good Handling and Use of Crystalline Silica and Products Containing it, published by NEPSI.

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ADVERTENCIA PARA EL PROFESIONAL WARNING TO STAFF

Uso del material: Supercie ultracompacta destinada a ambientes interiores y exteriores, principalmente en encimeras y baos, solera, aplacados y fachadas. Use of the material: Ultra-compact surface designed for use indoors and outdoors, particularly kitchen and bathroom worktop, ooring, cladding and facades. Composicin: DEKTON est compuesto de silicoaluminatos, slice amorfa, slice cristalina, circn y pigmentos inorgnicos. El contenido en slice cristalina (SiO2) es inferior a 11%.
Composition: DEKTON is made up of silicoaluminates, amorphous silica, crystalline silica, zircon and inorganic pigments. The composition of crystalline silica (SiO2) is below 11%.

El Reglamento CLP (CE) n. 1272/2008, no contempla ningn riesgo asociado al material terminado DEKTON by Cosentino. No obstante, para su elaboracin e instalacin debe considerarse la informacin que se detalla a continuacin. Por favor, lala atentamente.
There is no provision for any risk associated with the nished DEKTON by Cosentino material in the CLP (CE) regulation n. 1272/2008. However, during fabrication and installation of the material, it is necessary to consider the following information. Please read carefully.

Elaboracin e Instalacin / Manufacturing and Installation:

El fabricante recomienda la elaboracin e instalacin del material mediante mtodos de produccin en hmedo. El polvo generado en los procesos de elaborado contiene slice cristalina (SiO2). Fabricators are recommended to manufacture this material by using manufacturing methods that involve the use of water to avoid the creation of dust. Dust derived from the manufacturing processes contains crystalline silica (SiO2). Una exposicin prolongada al polvo derivado de operaciones de corte, pulido y elaborado, sin utilizar las medidas de proteccin adecuadas, puede causar enfermedades graves, incluidas neumoconiosis como la silicosis, as como un empeoramiento de otras enfermedades pulmonares (Bronquitis, ensema, etc.). Long term exposure to dust derived from the cutting, polishing and manufacturing processes which do not comply with the regulation on health & safety at work (e.g. respiratory protection by means of P3 mask) may cause serious deseases as pneumoconiosis, silicosis as well the deterioration of lungs including diseases such as bronchitis, emphysema, etc.

Para informacin concreta sobre cada caso, lea la cha de datos de seguridad del material y la Gua de Buenas Prcticas para su Elaboracin. Informacin disponible www.cosentinogroup.net
For specic information on each case, please, read our Material Safety Data Sheet and Good Practice Guide to manufacture. Information available at www.cosentinogroup.net
INFORMACIN DE SEGURIDAD Y SALUD SOBRE SLICE (SiO2) FRACCIN RESPIRABLE. HEALTH & SAFETY INFORMATION ABOUT SILICA (SiO2 ) RESPIRABLE FRACTION.
H372 PELIGRO: Provoca daos en los pulmones tras exposiciones prolongadas o repetidas (por inhalacin). H372 HAZARD: Causes damage to lungs through prolonged or repeated exposure (inhalation).
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PREVENCIN / PREVENTION P260 No respirar el polvo generado en el corte, tallado y pulido del material. P260 Do not breathe dust generated in the cutting, grinding and polishing processes. P264 Lavarse las manos y cara concienzudamente tras la manipulacin. P264 Wash face and hands thoroughly aer handling. P270 No comer, beber ni fumar durante su utilizacin. P270 Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this material. P284 Llevar equipo de proteccin respiratoria para partculas (P3). P284 Wear respiratory protection for particles (P3). PRIMEROS AUXILIOS / FIRST AID MEASURES P314 Consultar a un mdico en caso de malestar. P314 Get medical advice/attention if you feel unwell. P501 Eliminar los restos conforme a la reglamentacin local. P501 Dispose of remains in accordance with local regulation.

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Suggested anti cut-gloves for handling Dekton


Specications: we recommend the use of long knitwrist anti-cut gloves and fullling following performances values: EN Cut Resistance according to EN388: Minimum level of 4 EN Puncture according to EN388: Minimum level of 2

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