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Event Details

Wednesday, 11 March, 2020 - 14:00 to Friday, 13 March, 2020 - 16:30
TAS Branch

Location

Location varies each session
- TAS -
Australia

Cost

AIHS members: Complimentary
Non-members: Complimentary

Contact

Event Organiser: 
TAS Branch

Type

Networking Event

In partnership with the Australian Institute of Health and Safety (AIHS) the 25, 26 & 27th Better Work Tasmania Networking session offers interesting and engaging speakers that will discuss airborne contaminants such as silicosis.

EVENTS DETAILS:
Session 1:
Date: Wednesday 11 March 2020
Time: 1400-1630 (networking 1400-1430)
Location: Wellington Room, Wrest Point Casino, 410 Sandy Bay Rd, Hobart TAS 7005
Cost: AIHS members Complimentary  I  Non-members Complimentary
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Session 2:
Date: Thursday 12 March 2020
Time: 1400-1630 (networking 1400-1430)
Location: Country Club Tasmania, Country Club Ave, Prospect Vale TAS 7250
Cost: AIHS members Complimentary  I  Non-members Complimentary
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Session 3:
Date: Friday 13 March 2020
Time: 1400-1630 (networking 1400-1430)
Location: Burnie Central Town House, 139 Wilson St. Burnie, TAS 7320
Cost: AIHS members Complimentary  I  Non-members Complimentary
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2 CPD Points Accredited event

AGENDA:

Welcome and overview

Dr. Rob Walters/others (WorkCover Board Tasmania)

Silicosis: New lessons from an old disease:

Professor Graeme Zosky (Deputy Director of the Menzies Institute for Medical Research) will provide an overview of silicosis including how it develops, the risk factors and the different types of silicosis.

Environment, exposure standards, and airborne monitoring:

An occupational hygienist will address the implications of the new silica occupational exposure standard and typical airborne levels associated with various workplace environments.

Engineering control measures to reduce exposures:

Dr. Martin Stirling (Head of Tool and Asset Management Solutions- Hilti (Aust.) Pty Ltd) will address the latest technologies used to control exposure at source.

Respiratory protection and respirator fit testing:

Mark Reggers (3M- personal safety division) will provide an overview of respiratory fit testing, pros and cons, and how to introduce fit testing into a workplace.

Health Surveillance Programs

Chris Davey (Hazell Brothers) will provide details of a recently implemented risk-based approach to the Hazell Bros health surveillance program to address health issues from exposure to airborne contaminants.

An update from WorkSafe Tasmania

A WorkSafe Tasmania Inspectorate representative will provide an overview of compliance issues.