Tuesday, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM25/10/2022
IOHA Webinar – The Silicosis Crisis. Why are we still in it? An Australia Perspective
When: Tuesday 25th October 6.00pm – 7.00pm AEDT
This webinar will take participants through a journey of how Australia got to the position it finds itself in today – in the midst of a silicosis crisis.
It will provide a background on the history of what has happened, the work that has been performed to date to help improve health outcomes, the work of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists and other allied stakeholders.
It will provide an insight on the views of occupational hygienists on what is “really” happening on the ground and how we are now at a turning point in our nation’s history in determining which path we will take – either to enact a step-change and improve, or to accept the status quo of enabling our workers to succumb to this entirely preventable disease.
Kate Cole OAM MAIOH Certified Occupational Hygienist (COH)® CF
President, Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists
Kate Cole is an engineer and scientist who has worked across some of Australia’s most iconic infrastructure projects. Kate has a key focus on the prevention of silicosis informed through the completion of a Winston Churchill Fellowship and internationally. Kate was named by the Australian Financial Review as one of the Top 100 Women of Influence for her work in crystalline silica dust control and is one of Science and Technology Australia’s Superstars of Stem.
For her service to workplace health and safety Kate was awarded a Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia and included int he Covid-19 Honour Roll in the 2022 Australia Day Honours.
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