The seminar will give occupational hygienists and safety professionals the knowledge to effectively evaluate and control respirable crystalline silica (RCS) in their workplaces.
This full day seminar will address key concepts for the recognition, evaluation and control of RCS in workplaces. The content focuses on practical and relevant information across the following key areas:
Occurrence of RCS
Health effects of RCS
Exposure Standards for RCS
Exposure risk and incidence of disease
Sampling & analytical methods
Control of RCS exposure
The future of RCS
The seminar will include a case study exercise and practical information for occupational hygienists and safety professionals to reinforce the major learning outcomes.
Linda has been working in occupational hygiene since 1994. As Senior Occupational Hygienist at Hibbs & Associates, Linda provides consulting, specialised training and laboratory services to a wide variety of workplaces. She is a Fellow Member of AIOH and a Certified Occupational Hygienist, a NATA Technical Assessor and is a Lecturer for the Work Health & Safety Program (Occupational Hygiene Specialisation) at the University of Wollongong.
Linda has an extensive background and experience in RCS sampling and analysis as part of a NATA accredited facility for the quarrying, manufacturing, tunnelling, construction and demolition industries.
Ian Firth | Principal Consultant & Director | IC Firth OHs Solutions Pty Ltd
Ian has over 40 years work experience, 34 of them with a multi-national mining and minerals company, Rio Tinto. A quarter of his work experience is in environmental sciences and the rest in occupational hygiene. Occupational hygiene work has involved workplace environment assessment (dust, fume, noise, etc) in hard rock mining settings in PNG and Indonesia, and in smelting in the zinc/lead and aluminium industries. Ian has a BSc (zoology honours) and MSc in Applied Biology (toxicology), and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH) as well as being a Certified Occupational Hygienist (COH). The management of respirable silica exposures has been a common theme throughout his career.
17 June | Brisbane | Novotel Brisbane Airport
18 June | Townsville | Hotel Grand Chancellor
19 June | Sydney | Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport
22 July | Hobart | Hotel Grand Chancellor
23 July | Melbourne | Ibis Melbourne, Therry street
29 July | Perth | Crowne Plaza Perth
30 July | Adelaide | Rydges Adelaide
7:45 - 8:00 | Registration
8:00 - 3:45 | Seminar
Morning tea, Lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.
* fees include all day catering
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