worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica : SAFEWORK NSW UPDATE
Sharing an update on the progress and some outcomes of SafeWork NSW’s inspections and initiatives regarding worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica, with a focus on the manufactured stone industry.
State Inspector – Hygiene and Toxicology, Hazardous Chemical Facilities and Safety Management Audits SafeWork NSW
Department of Customer ServiceMichael Weller (MAIOH COH®) started his occupational hygiene training in 1986 with the fibre cement division of James Hardie Industries Limited. At the time of his departure in 1996 he was managing the occupational hygiene program for the building products division across Australia and New Zealand which included the sampling and analysis of respirable dust and quartz. With many roles in between, he joined SafeWork NSW in 2017 as a State Inspector in the hygiene and toxicology team. Michael has been a member of the AIOH since 1987 (or thereabouts) and currently serves on the membership and qualifications committee.
Thursday 20th February 2020
Attendance $10 to AIOH members | $20 Non-Members | Full time student members - $5 (student cards to be shown for entry)
5:00 – 5:30 Networking – light refreshments
5:30 AIOH News & Introduction
5:40 – 6:30 Presentation - Sharing an update of silica and regulator initiatives on this issue
WSP Australia Pty Limited, Level 27, 680 George Street, World Square, Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
The office is in a public transport hub. Near the new China Town Light Rail stop, a short walk to central and a few minutes from Museum station and lots of buses. Come upstairs and sign in. Access to the floor will close after 6pm. Please contact Nathan Redfern 0411045730 if you need access after.