Update on Activities of the Asbestos Safety Eradication Agency (ASEA)
Presenter(s): Dr Georgia Khatib, ASEA Assistant Director
Georgia will be speaking on the various ASEA activities with a focus on Occupational Hygiene. The presentation will include work ASEA is undertaking to improve consistency in asbestos risk assessments and the quality of asbestos registers, as well as a detailed update on the asbestos cement roof hotspots project. The roof hotspots project is an important component of the broader ASEA research program to develop a national residential asbestos heatmap.
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.
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.