Title: Preventing silicosis - perspectives from an occupational hygienist
Speaker: Kate Cole Certified Occupational Hygienist and Manager of Occupational health and Hygiene,
Ventia Utility Services (the Sydney Infrastructure Tunnels)
Date: Tuesday, 27 November, 2018
Venue: Northbridge Golf Club, Sailors Bay Rd Northbridge (park in carpark beside Clubhouse)
Time: 6pm for drinks and canapes on the lawn overlooking Middle Harbour at Northbridge Golf Club, followed by7pm traditional Christmas roast dinner with home steamed Christmas pudding or pavlova and fine wines.
Cost: $50 per person / $80 couple including drinks (inc GST)
**Optional round of golf from 3pm (not available via Trybooking): Join us for a round of 9 holes of golf from 3:00pm before the drinks on the lawn. Cost for 9 holes and cart: $40pp. Please contact Amanda Tompson directly at (firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 0403240910) if you would like to join**
About Kate Cole
Kate is a Certified Occupational Hygienist who has worked in the construction industry for almost two decades on projects in Australia, Hong Kong and the USA. She holds degrees in Science, Engineering, and Occupational Hygiene, and supports major infrastructure and tunnelling projects in Australia. Kate is a passionate advocate for preserving the health of Australian construction workers. She has been the catalyst for industry change, forming the industry’s first Air Quality Working Group through the Australasian Tunnelling Society, where clients and contractors of major tunnelling projects in NSW work together to address the issue of silica dust during construction. Kate was the recipient of the 2013 Draeger AIOH Young Hygienist Award, the 3M Top Student Prize at the University of Wollongong, the Thiess Managing Directors Award, a graduate of the American Industrial Hygiene Association Future Leaders Institute, and in 2016 was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship where she travelled globally to investigate world best practice in silica dust control. Kate was recently named as one of the Top 100 Women of Influence by the Australian Financial Review for her work in addressing the issue of silica dust exposure in the construction industry.