Tue 03 Mar 2020

Breathe easier by being informed

11th (Hobart), 12th (Launceston), 13th March (Burnie) 2020


In partnership with Australian Institute of Health and Safety (AIHS) this series of Better Work Tasmania networking sessions offer the following interesting, informative and engaging speakers providing a range of perspectives on current issues and initiatives in relation to exposure to silica and other airborne contaminants:

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 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 discuss 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 risk based approach recently implemented to the Hazell Bros health surveillance program to address health issues arising from exposure to airborne contaminants.

An update from WorkSafe Tasmania
A representative from WorkSafe Tasmania’s Inspectorate will provide an overview of compliance issues.


When: 11 March, 2-4.30pm

Where: Wrest Point Casino

Register for the Hobart session


When: 12 March, 2-4.30pm

Where: Country Club Tasmania

Register for the Launceston session


When: 13 March, 2-4.30pm

Where: Burnie Central Townhouse Hotel

Register for the Burnie session