Please join us for our first Multi Speaker Event! Hear from 2 of ECU’s recently graduated students as they discuss their Masters’ Projects. We will also hear from Dr Barry Chesson as he gives us an update on "Stone Bench tops, Bushfire Emergencies and Coronavirus - An Occupational Hygiene Perspective"
Session 1 : Welding Fume Exposure and Control in a West-Australian mining population
Exposure of workers to welding fumes, particularly manganese, is of concern in the mining industry due to potential health effects and the nature and scale of mining operations. A study was undertaken to investigate tasks with high welding fume exposure, especially manganese, and from a selection of commercially available ventilation controls to determine which achieved the most effective fume reduction.
A group of twenty-four mining maintenance welders were examined at a time in 2018 and in 2019 after ventilation improvements had been made. Inhalable welding and manganese fume were determined in personal air samples.
Tegan Dixon is currently a full member of the AIOH and student in the Master of Occupational Hygiene and Toxicology program at Edith Cowan University. She was previously Occupational Hygienist at Alcoa Kwinana Refinery in WA and is currently the Regional Health and Safety Specialist at Newmont Australia
Session 2 :Quantitative evaluation of optimal water cart dust suppression on mining haul roads.
Excessive dust generation from haul roads is a typical issue experienced in most mining industries, yet there is limited comparable data to assess the performance of water cart dust suppression. A study was conducted to evaluate whether water cart dust suppression is effective and whether the optimal frequency of water spraying could be calculated.
Monika Buys is a full member of the Australian institute of Occupational Hygienists and has seven years’ experience in the field of Occupational Hygiene. Monika holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Management and a Masters in Occupational Hygiene and Toxicology. Monika currently holds the role of Occupational Hygiene Advisor providing health and hygiene services to mining operations.
Date: Monday 24 February 2020
Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
5.00pm - Doors open for networking, food & drinks
6.00pm - Latest AIOH news
6.10pm – 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 Members - $30
Non Members - $40
AIOH Full time students - $10 (student cards to be shown for entry)
Light refreshments will be served.
0.25 CM points awarded for attendance
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ChemCentre Seminar Room, Ground Floor, Curtin University of Technology Resources and Chemistry Precinct,
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