The purpose of this presentation is to bring awareness and a reinvigorated conversation on measurement uncertainty, and how it can silently impact upon our professional work.
The context for the presentation/discussion is measurement uncertainty in both the sampling and analysis of respirable crystalline silica (RCS) which is important as over 1 million people in Australia are exposed to RCS in their workplaces. However, it will become apparent that the issues we will discuss can apply to a wide range of other substances.
COMED (Control Measures Efficiency Database) is a web-based tool which contains reliable, objective data on efficiency of exposure control measures. It enables users to compare efficiencies of different control options and identify key performance characteristics.
The presentation discusses the wide use of solvents in the workplace and often used in large quantities; used for dry-cleaning, in paints and varnishes, pharmaceuticals, degreasers, adhesives, glues, printing inks, pesticides, cosmetics, and household cleaning products.
This presentation will discuss the exposure, absorption, metabolism, and toxic effects of solvents.
This talk will be wide ranging from the immediate resource impacts of nuclear submarines to the longer term philosophical impacts of nuclear accidents such as Chernobyl and Fukushima. The talk will provide an international and national perspective on workplace and environmental radiation management and the potential opportunities for AIOH members in this space.
The pathway to becoming a senior professional can be different for every occupational hygienist. While there is no “right” or “wrong” way to create a successful career in occupational hygiene, the attributes of education, technical knowledge, service and leadership all form a crucial part of leaving a legacy.
Topics include the challenge of collecting representative and sufficient asbestos bulk and dust samples, sampling and unacceptable practices such as using sticky tape and the reporting on forms with NATA logo, Australian Standard 4964 and update of current issues being discussed and asbestos identification innovations.