Webinar – Update on Engineered Stone and the Complexity of its Health Effects
Presenter(s): Dino Pisaniello is Adjunct Professor and recently retired Director of Adelaide Exposure Science and Health & Dr Chandnee Ramkissoon is an early-career researcher in Occupational Hygiene and Health at the Adelaide Exposure Science and Health
Update on Engineered Stone and the Complexity of its Health Effects
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.
Recorded : Thursday March 30th from 12-1pm EDST
Dino Pisaniello is Adjunct Professor and recently retired Director of Adelaide Exposure Science and Health in the School of Public Health at the University of Adelaide. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Indonesia, and is Chair of the College of Fellows of the Australian Institute of Health and Safety.
Originally trained as a research chemist, Dino works at the intersection of occupational health, public health and emergency management.
Dino has expertise in chemical hazard risk assessment and management, occupational and environmental epidemiology, intervention research, and health and safety education.
Dino is a Past President of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists and, from 2001 – 2005 was the Chairman of the Congress of Occupational Safety and Health Association Presidents. He is a past Australian Secretary of the International Commission on Occupational Health. From 1997-2021, he was the Chief Technical Advice Coordinator (HAZMAT) for the South Australian Emergency Agencies.
He has published in excess of 250 scientific papers and technical reports. His publications address hazards in mining, manufacturing, defence, healthcare, agriculture, domestic and office environments, work and vision and climate change impacts on health.
Chandnee R Ramkissoon
Dr Chandnee Ramkissoon is an early-career researcher in Occupational Hygiene and Health at the Adelaide Exposure Science and Health unit in the School of Public Health at the University of Adelaide. In recent years, she has led and managed dust characterisation projects to investigate the link between particle chemistry and occupational lung disease in the manufacturing industry. She has developed an advancing researcher profile in materials science and analytical techniques to relate exposure science to health outcomes.
Chandnee has a foundation in Occupational Hygiene and has field experience conducting workplace exposure assessments for respiratory hazards. She is an active member of the Australia Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH) and an Executive Member of the SA/NT Branch of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ).