The Health & Safety Executive has launched a Dust Hub microsite to help employers control exposure to dust in the workplace.
It will include guidance on health and safety issues related to dust and answers to some frequently asked questions.
Dust is defined as tiny, dry particles in the air and can be produced when materials are cut, drilled, demolished, sanded, shovelled and so on.
This means many work activities can create dust, which is not always an obvious health hazard as the particles that cause the most damage are often invisible to the naked eye. The health effects of exposure can take many years to develop.