Latest Research on Silica Dust Exposure & Health

Oakland, California
Thursday, April 19, 2018

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM:
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Silica Exposure and Respiratory Health Effects with Sadie Costello, Ph.D.

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the challenges in studying occupational exposures
  • Recognize the importance of considering different exposure metrics when studying a chronic outcome
  • Discuss the pros and cons of using surveillance data in epidemiological studies 
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Respirable Silica Dust Exposure During Drilling into Concrete with Alan Barr

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the approach of Prevention Through Design (PTD)
  • Recognize the occupational health hazards of drilling into concrete
  • Identify workplace interventions to reduce health hazards 

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM: Break

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM: Preventing Tuberculosis with Silica Dust Controls in Small-Scale Enterprises with Perry Gottesfeld

Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize that respirable silica is a significant risk factor for TB
  • Describe how the use of wet methods can significantly reduce respirable silica
  • Discuss the efficacy of wet methods in low-income countries

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