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From identifying hazards to providing education and training, 3M can help you get your job done and get you and your workers back home safely at the end of each day. In this podcast series we discuss health and safety challenges to assist in controlling workplace hazards and risks through the Science of Safety.

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From identifying hazards to providing education and training, 3M can help you get your job done and get you and your workers back home safely at the end of each day. In this podcast series we discuss health and safety challenges to assist in controlling workplace hazards and risks through the Science of Safety.

    Episode 82: Cooling Towers

    Episode 82: Cooling Towers

    In this episode Tejaswi Shetty, Microbiologist and Senior Property Risk Consultant at Greencap joins host Mark Reggers to discuss cooling towers and the hazards they can present.

    A cooling tower is a heat rejection device used to lower the temperature of the water contained within it through evaporative cooling. It expels waste heat to the environment outside the building allowing the cold air to move into the internal parts of the building and cool the structure. Sometimes the dispelled air may be contaminated with Legionella bacteria, that if inhaled by susceptible people, may develop into legionnaires’ disease.

    • 29 min
    Episode 81: Ionising Radiation

    Episode 81: Ionising Radiation

    In this episode Robert Blackley, Senior Health Physicist and Radiation Services Manager at ANSTO joins host Mark Reggers to discuss ionising radiation.

    Ionising radiation is the energy produced from natural or artificial sources in the form of waves or particles. It has enough power to change the composition of substances it interacts with by breaking their chemical bonds. Although radiation has many useful applications in industry and medicine, over-exposure can be detrimental.

    • 24 min
    Episode 80: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

    Episode 80: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

    In this episode Carmen Naylor, Certified Occupational Hygienist supporting High Reliability at ANSTO as the Occupational Hygiene Leader joins host Mark Reggers to discuss the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), who they are and what they do.

    ANSTO is one of Australia’s largest public research organisations and provides the Australian and international community with products and services to improve human health, support industry and protect the environment. ANSTO works across these areas to find solutions to some of the biggest questions in science for the benefit of all Australians.

    • 17 min
    Episode 79: Surgical Masks Versus Respirators

    Episode 79: Surgical Masks Versus Respirators

    In this episode, Terry Gorman, 3M’s Lead Application Engineer for the Personal Safety Division in Australia and New Zealand joins host Mark Reggers to discuss surgical masks and respirators, and the difference between them.

    Surgical masks and respirators may look similar, with the names often used interchangeably. However, when it comes to respiratory protection, they are quite different. They each perform different roles that offer varying levels of protection in a diverse range of applications, and it’s important to understand when and where they are used.

    • 17 min
    Episode 78: Engineered Stone & Silica - Part 2

    Episode 78: Engineered Stone & Silica - Part 2

    In this episode, host Mark Reggers and guest Carolyn Topping, Acting Director of the Occupational Health and Hygiene Unit within Workplace Health and Safety Queensland continue where they left off and resume their discussion on the subject matter of engineered stone and silica.

    In recent years there has been much discussion surrounding engineered stone benchtops causing a resurgence in silicosis, a fatal and life-debilitating lung disease, amongst workers in the benchtop manufacturing, finishing and installation industries. Silica, one of the most common minerals on the planet found in both engineered and natural stone is an occupational hazard for those working with stone countertops due to their exposure to large volumes of toxic airborne silica.

    • 27 min
    Episode 77: Engineered Stone & Silica - Part 1

    Episode 77: Engineered Stone & Silica - Part 1

    In this episode, Carolyn Topping, Acting Director of the Occupational Health and Hygiene Unit within Workplace Health and Safety Queensland joins host Mark Reggers for the first of a two-part series to discuss engineered stone and silica.

    In recent years there has been much discussion surrounding engineered stone benchtops causing a resurgence in silicosis, a fatal and life-debilitating lung disease, amongst workers in the benchtop manufacturing, finishing and installation industries. Silica, one of the most common minerals on the planet found in both engineered and natural stone is an occupational hazard for those working with stone countertops due to their exposure to large volumes of toxic airborne silica.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

gmnocho203 ,

The best

Highly recommended, Mark is very knowledgeable and a great interviewer. The guests are subject matter experts, highly regarded in their fields. Good humour and informative listening

Wary newbie ,

Great for newbies and pros

Good approach to all subjects. Latest episodes covering more broader subjects- standards, spaces, wipe monitoring and love the chem subjects!

Stormtropper_Dave ,

Great occupational hygiene base

Interesting and engaging. A great starting point for hygiene topics especially those relevant to Australia

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