ON DEMAND - The Hidden Carcinogen on Every Contaminated Land Project – Respirable Crystalline Silica
It’s the contaminant that’s almost guaranteed to be everywhere. A contaminant that causes cancer and other incurable diseases that cut workers lives short. But yet this contaminant is rarely listed as a contaminant of concern, and rarely given the same level of attention as other cancer-causing agents.
A recent survey of occupational hygienists in Australia demonstrated that there is significant cause for concern relating to the management and over-exposure to respirable crystalline silica in Australian workplaces.
This webinar will cover what, why, and how of crystalline silica – where it is commonly found during contaminated land remediation projects, what can be done to control workplace exposure, and the processes to verify how effective control measures are.
The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. We will send a unique access link to registrants on the morning of the event.
If you cannot attend on the day, you can still get the benefit, as the session will be recorded and available to view later.
If you have any issues during the registration process, please email events@landandgroundwater for asssistance.
About the Speaker
Kate Cole OAM
Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists
Kate Cole OAM is a Certified Occupational Hygienist (COH)® working to protect the health and safety of workers across some of Australia’s most iconic infrastructure projects. Kate started her career in the contaminated land remediation industry before moving into mining, tunnelling and major infrastructure projects. A multiple award-winning scientist & engineer, Kate has a key focus on the prevention of silicosis informed through the completion of a Winston Churchill Fellowship. She was named by the Australian Financial Review as one of the Top 100 Women of Influence for her work in crystalline silica dust control and for her service to workplace health and safety Kate was awarded a Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia and included in the Covid-19 Honour Roll in the 2022 Australia Day Honours. A passionate advocate for preserving the health of workers, Kate is the 2022 President of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists.