Regulating exposure to Crystalline Silica and prioritising employees’ occupational health

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Webinar recorded 28 October 2022

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Exposure to dust containing crystalline silica can lead to diseases like silicosis. Learn how WorkSafe and the Victorian Government are working to reduce this harm through with the new crystalline silica regulations which includes high risk crystalline silica work and engineered stone licences and occupational health strategy.

Perdita Dickson

Perdita Dickson

Program Manager, WorkSafe Victoria

Perdita Dickson is the Manager of Occupational Health and Operational Programs with WorkSafe Victoria. She is an occupational hygienist with over 15 years of experience in manufacturing, health care and as a regulator. Perdita joined WorkSafe Victoria as a Senior Occupational Hygienist and moved into the Prevention, Strategy and Planning Division in 2021.

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Halil Ahmet

Halil Ahmet

Principal Hygienist, WorkSafe Victoria

Halil Ahmet is a Principal Occupational Hygienist with WorkSafe Victoria and is also appointed as an Inspector under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Dangerous Goods Act. He has been engaged with WorkSafe Victoria as an Occupational Hygienist since 1990 and in that time has visited hundreds of workplaces regarding a range of hazards and issues.

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Benjamin Wright

Earth Resources and Silica Manager, WorkSafe Victoria

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