Tuesday, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM20/02/2024
AIOH Chapter Meeting – Australian Capital Territory – February 20th 2024
We are excited to have you join us for the first ACT State chapter meeting of 2024.
We've curated an engaging program with two speakers who will explore intriguing topics in the field of occupational hygiene.
When Substitution goes Wrong – Case study of Hexavalent Chromium occurrence in exhaust systems
with Hamish Rae MAIOH, COH
It’s a classic cautionary tale in occupational hygiene; make sure when you substitute a hazardous material, you aren’t introducing another more serious hazard. This case study will look at a real-world scenario from recognition and evaluation of hexavalent chromium occurrence in the exhaust systems of a mining heavy vehicle fleet, to what controls have been implemented, what controls are still being investigated, and what the ideal solution would look like.
Respirable Crystalline Silica – what now?
with Jackii Shepherd FAIOH MACTRA MFAMANZ
Australia’s silicosis story over the past few years has been shocking, difficult to navigate and full of unexpected hurdles. Hundreds of workers have been diagnosed with silicosis and silica-related auto-immune diseases, the workplace exposure standard has been reviewed and reduced, the National Dust Diseases Taskforce has provided its recommendations, measurement issues have been the centre of every occupational hygienist’s dinner conversations; and now there is a prohibition hurtling the engineered stone sector towards the end of a very short transitional period.
So, what is next? How are these regulatory changes (and how they are being implemented in different parts of the country) going to affect the work of occupational hygienists, the clients we provide advice to and the workers who may have been and may still be exposed? And what hurdles are still before us?
Hamish Rae is a Senior Occupational Hygienist with GCG Health Safety & Hygiene. He has worked as a consultant across a number of industries including construction, defence, government, manufacturing, tunnelling and mining. He has an undergraduate degree in Applied Science and a Master of Occupational Hygiene and Toxicology from Edith Cowan University. He is a Full Member of the AIOH and a Certified Occupational Hygienist and is passionate about developing, trialing and sharing new and emerging information, technology and methods in occupational hygiene that can contribute to improving the protection of worker health.
Jackii Shepherd is a Senior Occupational Hygienist with Robson Environmental. She has worked in Commonwealth and State government WHS, OH and human health protection roles for nearly 15 years, and is now branching out into consulting. She is a Fellow of the AIOH, a full member of both the Australasian College of Toxicology and Risk Assessment and Faculty of Asbestos Management of Australia and New Zealand and the current Chair of the AIOH Foundation. Jackii is passionate about reducing occupational diseases through improving the understanding and use of occupational hygiene principles and communicating risk in a way that drives meaningful and positive changes in workplace practices.
Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Time: From 5pm for a 6pm start
End approximately 7.30pm
Cost: AIOH MEMBERS & STUDENTS - FREE
NON MEMBERS $15.00 plus GST
Robson Environmental - 140 Gladstone St, Fyshwick - MAP
Free parking onsite
0431 090 620 | Nicola@robsonenviro.com.au
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