The importance of Toxicology to Hygienists – Toxicology 101
Presenter(s): Dr Martyn Cross
This virtual session will cover the Basic Principles of Occupational Toxicology for Occupational Hygienists, including general occupational toxicology considerations, absorption, distribution, biotransformation and excretion of toxins, toxicology of organs and systems, Health effects of hazardous substances and Hazardous substances encountered in the workplace.
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.
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.