This chapter meeting with provide more details on the RESP-FIT program that was launched during the AIOH Virtual Symposium.
RESP-FIT is a national respirator protective equipment (RPE) fit testing training and accreditation program developed to improve the competency of fit testers against both the Australian and international ISO respirator standards for fit testing. RESP-FIT was developed by the AIOH through close collaboration with many industry stakeholders.
The presentation by Mark Reggers provides details around:
Objectives of the program.
Training provider and accreditation process.
Benefits to workplaces, fit testers and training providers.
This webinar will provide information regarding different surface sampling methods for metal contaminants in the workplace. The talk will cover some of the more common dermal sampling methods, with a focus on wipe sampling as well as discuss in detail health hazards of metals and how to interpret the sample results using various indices.
In certain situations, chemicals may be inadvertently deposited on surfaces within buildings which workers may come into contact with.
This presentation will cover the derivation of health-based hard surface swab criteria for per- and polyfluoroalkylated substances (PFAS) which can be used to judge the potential importance of this exposure pathway.
A general discussion will also be presented on the manner in which PFAS surface swab data can be collected and things to watch out for when interpreting the confidence in the analytical results.
This webinar will address the variability of health hazards associated with the processing of engineered stone. The materials science of conventional benchtop engineered stone, new low-silica engineered stone products, as well as other construction materials, will be covered. The complexity of pathogenesis and implications of recent research will be explored. Some challenges, misconceptions and future research directions will be discussed.
This webinar focusses on the experiences and lessons learnt from fires and floods in the management of asbestos to prevent exposures to workers and the communities caught up in the clean-ups. Our presenters have been on the front line dealing with the challenges of asbestos exposures during these tragic events.
This webinar will discuss the unusual characteristics of these chemicals, the most important exposure pathways relevant in workplaces and some of the controversy surrounding reference doses for protection of human health. Presented by Therese Manning - Principal, EnRiskS and AIOH President Kate Cole
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.