Dust diseases / silicosis resources and support services
Safe Work Australia recently released a Decision Regulation Impact Statement which recommends a prohibition on the use of all engineered stone, irrespective of crystalline silica content, to protect the health and safety of workers.
Further information regarding dust diseases, as well as a number of resources and support services from the Lung Foundation Australia, are provided on our dedicated Dust Diseases webpage.
Occupational health nurses are an important membership group within ANZSOM and we are dedicated to supporting them in their careers.
This includes our new webinar series designed specifically for occupational health nurses and aligning with the new OHN Competency Standards. Our next Nurse Webinar will be held on Tuesday 12 December 2023, presented by Kate Rowan-Robinson on Clinical governance: what does it mean for me?
Focus on trainee opportunities - Occ Med 101 series
Trainees in occupational and environmental medicine are the future of our profession and we are pleased to offer discount membership to them as well as educational opportunities to complement their training.
Our previous Occupational Medicine 101 session was held on Tuesday 26 September, featuring a presentation by Dr Barry Gilbert on What is safe for safety critical workers: Developing medical standards.
Continuing our Collaboration with the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) in the UK, our most recent joint webinar series, "Learning Together" was held on Wednesday 20 September 2023, featuring a presentation from Professor Karen Walker-Bone on Health, work and retirement before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Recordings of all previous webinars can be accessed from the link below.
Through our Model of Collaboration with the RACP, ANZSOM is proud to support the advocacy efforts of the College and the Australasian Faulty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) in particular. A significant project is now underway aimed at improving the health and recovery outcomes for people who experience a work injury.
The September 2023 edition of the ANZSOM member newsletter is out now, featuring member news, professional education opportunities and other news from the occupational medicine sector. if you missed your copy in the email, click below to access online: