Tracey Tjahjadi

Graduate Engineer, Boral

I am a chemical engineer in Boral's graduate program within their Quarries and Recycling division. I've been involved in dust monitoring across several sites, which has introduced me to the world of occupational hygiene. I'm passionate about keeping people safe and healthy at work, and making a worthwhile contribution to improving working conditions. I'm keen to learn more about the role of occupational hygienists!

SESSION ABSTRACT

Using real-time dust monitors in quarries provides a better understanding of how dust is generated on site and the ways in which workers are exposed to dust. Combining the data collected from real-time dust monitors with video footage gives valuable insights to both the management team and workers, encouraging collaboration and input from all levels to find suitable solutions and understand the dust environment they are working in. Compared to traditional monitoring methods, the ability to obtain real-time information allows for sites to quickly establish current working conditions and make well assessed decisions and improvements. Targeted control measures can be developed then swiftly implemented and tested for effectiveness, new activities monitored, and site specific dust maps generated. It is proving to be an extremely useful tool to assist with dust management and reduce worker exposure, which is of considerable focus within the quarrying industry, especially during the present time.

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Sponsor - Thermo Fisher Scientific

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Wednesday 2nd Dec Day 3

Utilisation of real time dust monitoring to manage dust in quarries

Sponsor - Thermo Fisher Scientific