Webinar: Naturally Occurring Asbestos

DATE: Thursday 3 March 2022

TIMES: 12.00pm AEDT | 2.00pm NZDT | 9.00am AWST

This seminar will showcase the following presentation:

Presented by Professor Harper, the presentation “Naturally Occurring Asbestos” will focus on the nature and occurrence of asbestos and erionite, with a particular focus on occurrences outside of sites of mining, processing, and use. The history and impact of asbestos in the environment in the USA will be described alongside the regulations and recommendations that have been applied to construction activities. Finally, the presentation will conclude with the author’s own thoughts around risk and management.

Meet our Presenter

Dr. Martin Harper

Dr. Martin Harper obtained his first degree in Geology from Keble College, Oxford, and his PhD in occupational hygiene research from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and a Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association and a Chartered Chemist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He has 40 years of experience in environmental and occupational health, including 14 years as Chief of the Exposure Assessment Branch in the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), where he was a co-author of the NIOSH “Roadmap” for asbestos research and the revised NIOSH 7400 PCM fiber-counting method. He has over 150 publications, including many specific to mineral fibers such as asbestos and erionite. He is currently a Courtesy Professor in the Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences at the University of Florida, and a consultant.

LOCATION:  Zoom – your computer

COST: Free for FAMANZ Members: $30 non-members

Register on the FAMANZ website – look for the Events tab.

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The webinar will be recorded. A link to access the recording will be sent to all registered participants after the webinar.

CPD Points: This event will count as 1/2 CPD points in Category B in your FAMANZ Continuous Professional Development programme.

Free for all FAMANZ members.