We are very privileged to have 3 expert presenters for our August WA Sundowner!
Candice Dix is an experienced occupational health and hygiene professional and Certified Occupational Hygienist (COH). Her work in the mining industry over the past 12 years spans across projects, construction, operations, underground, ports and rail networks.
Adopting a holistic approach to her work, she has honed her skills in project management and building strong partnerships with multidisciplinary teams. Candice is passionate about driving better worker health outcomes through continuous improvement, harnessing technology and a strong focus on stakeholder engagement.
Pierina Otness has worked as an occupational hygienist in the mining and health industries and is a full professional member of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygiene (MAIOH). She is currently the Senior Toxicologist in the Environmental Health Directorate, Department of Health Western Australia. With a career spanning across both occupational and environmental health, Pierina has developed a strong interest in health risk assessment of contaminants in air, soil and water. She also has a strong interest in communication of health risks.
Dr Laurie Glossop has nearly 40 years’ experience in the occupational hygiene field. He is a Certified Occupational Hygienist (COH), Fellow of the AIOH and in 2018 received the
Pam de Silva Award, the AIOH’s highest honour for demonstrated commitment to the
principles of leadership and scientific integrity in the field of occupational hygiene. Laurie
has a strong background in science, studying chemistry, physics, mathematics and
geology at UWA and finishing with a PhD in physical chemistry. His life work as a consultant in Western Australia has led him to providing expert advice for the mining, oil and gas, private sector and government agencies, as well as author national standards in the field of occupational hygiene.
Topic: COVID-19: WHEN THE FACTS CHANGE, I CHANGE MY MIND!
Synopsis: Knowledge about the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus causing COVID-19 is continuously evolving as new evidence accumulates.
Having travelled overseas during the pandemic in mid-2020, Candice will recount her personal experiences and observations during her trip, staying in a quarantine hotel in Sydney followed by home isolation in Perth. She will share her perspective as a returning traveller through the lens of an occupational hygienist.
Following Candice Dix, the two presentations by Pierina Otness and Dr Laurie Glossop will provide an overview of the modes of transmission for SARS-CoV-2 and discuss how improved knowledge changes how we mitigate the risks of transmission. The presentations will focus on the importance of the inhalation route and consideration of ventilation as one part of the hierarchy of control in infection prevention and control programs. The speakers will highlight how we can use lessons learned to prepare for the future and how understanding and modifying building ventilation can improve the quality of the air we breathe and reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading indoors.
Laurie Glossop will also “flow” into an explanation of the types of mechanical ventilation systems and air-conditioning in common use and explain why the virus and other contaminants won’t always feel the pressure to escape out of an open window.
COVID-19 will remain an on-going hazard in the workplace for at least another couple of years to come and there will be further learning’s about transmission and Long-COVID.
Date: Monday 30th August 2021
Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm AWST
5.00pm - Doors open for networking, food & drinks
6.00pm - Latest AIOH news
6.10pm to 7.10pm – The presentation will run for approximately 50 minutes, followed by some Q&A.
Networking, as well as the food and drink service, will continue after the presentation.
AIOH/RACI/SIA/SIWA Members - $30 + GST
Non Members - $40 + GST
Full time students - $10 + GST (student cards needed for entry)
Light refreshments will be served.
0.25 CM points awarded for attendance
Kindly register by the 23rd August 2021
COVID restrictions continue to apply and due to this participation will be capped so get your ticket early to avoid disappointment!
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ChemCentre Seminar Room, Ground Floor, Curtin University of Technology Resources and Chemistry Precinct,
South Wing, Building 500, Corner South Entrance Drive & Manning Road, Curtin University, Bentley
Free Parking: Enter off Manning Road. First turn right to enter car park area.
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