Time: 9.30am - 3.00pm (AEDT)
Exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) dust can cause a range of health issues, including breathing problems. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the hazards and risks to effectively manage them. Safe Work Australia published a new Workplace Exposure Standards for crystalline silica to 0.05 mg/m3.
Delivered by a qualified hygienist, the Respirable Crystalline Silica Awareness workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of silica and current compliance requirements, specifically covering:
- Workplace Exposure Standards
- Risk Management
- Exposure Monitoring, Monitoring Program & Results
- Health Monitoring
- Dust Controls
- Respiratory Protection
- Principal Hazard Management Plans
Understanding the changes to the Workplace Exposure Standard is critical for staff in positions of responsibility in quarries to:
- Dispel the myths about silica
- Understand your reporting requirements
- Understand health monitoring requirements
- Review risk management and hierarchy of controls
- Understand how to communicate with your teams on risk, PPE, reporting and monitoring
- Understand what is needed in your Principal Hazard Management Plans
Who is the workshop for?
This workshop is recommended for:
- Quarry Owner/Operators
- Quarry Managers
- Quarry Supervisors
- Senior managers/staff
- H&S Officers
Facilitator: Paul Gerber | COH, MAIOH, MOSHEM, GDip Occ Hyg | Principal Occupational Hygienist
Paul is a Certified Occupational Hygienist (COH) with over 25 years' experience in HSW and managing hygiene in resource companies.
CPD: up to 5.5 hours
- IQA QMCS: General Workplace Health and Safety
- NSW MOC: 1. Mining and WHS Systems (Subject B: Principal Hazards)
- QLD PCS: Health & Safety (HS)
IQA & IoQ NZ Member: $245
Non Member: $330
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Note: The scheduling and delivery of this online workshop are subject to reaching a minimum number of registered participants. The IQA will confirm the schedule for this online workshop once minimum numbers are met. All registered individuals will be promptly notified of any scheduling changes. Your understanding and cooperation are greatly appreciated.
All participants must have access to the internet and a laptop / tablet that can run Zoom. If you have questions regarding the system requirements please visit the Zoom website.
- Internet connection Laptop, PC or Phone with sound and video capability
- Quiet environment
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