In this session, we discuss the biohazard risks associated with the use of water mist systems as a cooling intervention in public places. We specifically focus on the findings of our recent research on the occurrence of opportunistic premise plumbing pathogens such as Legionella spp., Pseudomonas spp., Amoeba spp., and Mycobacterium spp. in water mist systems and the factors that promote their growth and survival. We also look into the effectiveness or otherwise of chlorine disinfection on the control of these emerging pathogens. Water mist systems are widely used in mining, industrial, entertainment and food industries. If you work in these sectors and are responsible for the safe operation of mist systems such as dust suppressors, fresh produce misters and any form of a bioaerosol producing installation, then this session is for you.
Edmore Masaka B. Tech (Hon) (Env. Health), MPH (Occ. Hygiene), Grad. Dip (OHS), PhD Candidate
Lecturer | Edith Cowan University
Edmore Masaka is a lecturer in the Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety unit at Edith Cowan University. He has worked for over 30 years in the Environmental Health, Occupational Health and Safety and Occupational Hygiene fields. In addition to leading Environmental Health teams in the Australian local government sector, Edmore has also worked as a Regional Safety, Health and Environment Manager for a Coca-Cola bottling company in Africa and as an Occupational Hygiene Advisor at the Rio Tinto Yarwun alumina refinery. He has authored and published research papers on noise-induced hearing loss and opportunistic premise plumbing pathogens.
Date: Friday 5th November 2021
Time 12:00pm to 13:00pm AEDT
Cost AIOH Members: Free
Non-Members: $20 + GST
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