AIOH Radiation and Asbestos Seminars - Invitation to SIA Members

Date: 
Wednesday, 16 July, 2008 - 10:00
Category: 
Industry news

Overview

The SIA is a proud strategic partner of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH), through forums such as the Congress of Occupational Safety and Health Association Presidents (COSHAP) and the Health and Safety Professionals Alliance (HaSPA).

Under this partnership, Ms Kerrie Burton, the AIOH Education Co-ordinator, has provided information on Radiation and Asbestos Seminars planned to be conducted by the AIOH during July and August 2008 in various locations around Australia and has kindly extended an invitation to SIA members.

IONISING RADIATION SEMINARS - Sydney (0830-1630, 22 July), Melbourne (0830-1630, 23 July), Brisbane (0900-1700, 25 July), Adelaide (0900-1700, 4 August), Perth (0900-1700, 6 August) and Darwin (0900-1700, 8 August)

This series of seminars are aimed at introducing attendees to ionising radiation, the hazards associated with it and their control.

ASBESTOS SEMINAR - Hobart (0830-1630, 22 July)

This seminar will present an overview of the current state of knowledge and important occupational and environmental aspects of this issue.

Further information and registration details on these seminars can be obtained from the attached brochures or by visiting http://www.aioh.org.au/product_edtraining.asp . Please note, that registrations will close one week prior to each of the seminars.

SIA members are being offered a 10% discount on the non-member price. The AIOH has requested that SIA members wishing to attend a seminar should identify themselves on the registration form as an SIA member to receive the discounted registration fee.

SIA members will also be eligible to earn one Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point from attendance at such one-day seminars.

Access Details and Registration Information on the Hobart Asbestos Seminar here.

Asbestos Seminar

Although asbestos is now essentially banned in Australia, asbestos containing materials have been used throughout industry for many decades and hence there is a large technical, political and legal legacy.
This seminar will present an overview of the current state of knowledge and important occupational and environmental aspects of this issue.

The seminar will cover:

  • description of asbestos related diseases,
  • quantification of risks from asbestos exposure,
  • identification in bulk samples and air monitoring techniques,
  • discussion of control and removal programs and techniques,
  • understanding the approaches of removal contractors and consultants, and
  • associated legislative and compensation requirements.

Download the Asbestos Seminar Brochure here.

Radiation Seminar

This seminar will provide an introduction to ionising radiation, the hazards associated with it and their control.

Topics will include:

  • An introduction to the physics of ionising radiation
  • Sources of ionising radiation in the workplace
  • Principles and methods of radiation protection
  • A description of ionising radiation hazards and their measurement
  • Monitoring ionising radiation hazards in the workplace
  • Regulations, Standards and Codes of Practice

All the sessions will be designed to encourage questions and discussions on relevant topics.

Download the Ionising Radiation Seminar Brochure here.