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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 10: How are Australian Standards Developed and Reviewed?

    Episode 10: How are Australian Standards Developed and Reviewed?

    In this episode Catherine Dunkerley, Senior Stakeholder Engagement Manager at Standards Australia, takes a deeper dive into the world of standards with host Mark Reggers as they explore how standards are developed. 

    Standards are documents that set out specifications, procedures and guidelines that aim to ensure products, services, and systems are safe, consistent, and reliable. In the world of safety, standards ensure the quality and consistency of products and services, giving both businesses and consumers greater peace of mind. They serve to increase our health and safety and can be used to justify operations, ensuring that products, services and methods are appropriate for their intended use.

    • 28 min
    Episode 63: Coal Dust - Part 2

    Episode 63: Coal Dust - Part 2

    In this episode host Mark Reggers and guest Peter Knott, occupational hygienist with GCG Consulting continue where they left off and resume their discussion on the subject matter of coal dust.

    Coal dust is a fine powdered form of coal which is created by the crushing, grinding or pulverising of coal during mining, handling and transportation. Coal dust exposure is hazardous to mine workers, placing them at risk of developing a dust-related lung disease, in particular, Coal Workers Pneumoconiosis (CWP), commonly known as ‘black lung disease’.

    • 16 min
    Episode 62: Coal Dust - Part 1

    Episode 62: Coal Dust - Part 1

    In this episode Peter Knott, occupational hygienist with GCG Consulting joins host Mark Reggers for the first of a two-part series to discuss coal dust.

    Coal dust is a fine powdered form of coal which is created by the crushing, grinding or pulverising of coal during mining, handling and transportation. Coal dust exposure is hazardous to mine workers, placing them at risk of developing a dust-related lung disease, in particular, Coal Workers Pneumoconiosis (CWP), commonly known as ‘black lung disease’.

    • 13 min
    Episode 61: Managing Heat Stress - Part 2

    Episode 61: Managing Heat Stress - Part 2

    In this episode host Mark Reggers and guest Dr Ross Di Corleto, Principal Consultant and Director of Monitor Consulting Services continue where they left off and resume their discussion on the subject matter of heat stress & strain in the workplace.

    Heat stress and heat strain are two different terms that are often incorrectly interchanged, using one phrase for the other. Heat stress refers to the net heat load to which a worker is exposed through physical exertion, environmental factors, and clothing worn. Heat strain is the body’s physiological response to heat stress, resulting in sweating, increased heart rate and elevated core temperature. Heat stress leads to heat strain which can give rise to heat-related illnesses or death if not managed correctly.

    • 20 min
    Episode 60: Managing Heat Stress - Part 1

    Episode 60: Managing Heat Stress - Part 1

    In this episode Dr Ross Di Corleto, Principal Consultant and Director of Monitor Consulting Services joins host Mark Reggers for the first of a two-part series on heat stress & strain in the workplace.

    Heat stress and heat strain are two different terms that are often incorrectly interchanged, using one phrase for the other. Heat stress refers to the net heat load to which a worker is exposed through physical exertion, environmental factors, and clothing worn. Heat strain is the body’s physiological response to heat stress, resulting in sweating, increased heart rate and elevated core temperature. Heat stress leads to heat strain which can give rise to heat-related illnesses or death if not managed correctly.

    • 30 min
    Episode 59: Loose-Fill Asbestos

    Episode 59: Loose-Fill Asbestos

    In this episode Steven Nikolovski, State Inspector for Asbestos and Demolition at SafeWork NSW joins us to discuss loose-fill asbestos, what it is, and why it so bad. 

    Loose-fill asbestos is a dangerous form of asbestos used as insulation material and manufactured from raw crushed asbestos. It was used as ceiling insulation in the ’60s and ‘70s by a small group of companies due to its excellent insulating and fire-retardant properties before becoming banned from use. Loose-fill asbestos is friable, that is, there is no means of preventing the tiny fibres from being released into the air, drifting from the ceiling to other parts of the home and inhaled by its occupants.

    • 29 min

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