Meeting Global Challenges (2012)


Conference Proceedings of the 30th AIOH Annual Conference & Exhibition (2012).


The Conference theme is meeting global challenges in occupational hygiene. It is very clear that Australia influences and is influenced by the science and art of occupational hygiene in many sectors such as mining, defence, government and academia.

Key health challenges include old enemies such as dusts, fibres chemicals and noise as well as potential newer concerns such as nanoparticles and allergic effects. Legislative initiatives such as REACH in Europe will affect all of us. Closer to home we are seeing the challenges involved in the harmonisation process of health and safety legislation throughout Australia as well as the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategical solutions.