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Workshop 6


Exposure assessment and medical surveillance strategies:

Chemical, physical, and biological hazards

18 February 2019 | 08.00 – 16:00

The workshop will follow interactive learning methods. It will start with discussion on the basic understanding of industrial hygiene and air sampling; followed by group work focusing on how to develop a sampling strategy.

In the next session we will explore the concept of medical surveillance with group work. It will conclude with the summarizing how exposure assessment and medical surveillance are essential to ensure the safety and well-being of the worker.

Who Should Attend?

The conference will address the basic concepts hence would be beneficial for everyone who is working in oil and gas industry. It would be specifically beneficial for those working in health and safety, safety professional, industrial hygienist, human resource, engineer, legal team.

Facilitators

Dr Moazzam Zaidi

Biography

Dr. Moazzam Zaidi

Dr. Zaidi is a Senior Occupational & Environmental Medicine Consultant presently working at Johns Hopkins Aramco Health in Saudi Arabia. He is also an adjunct senior lecturer in the department of Occupational and Aviation Medicine in Otago University. He has been consulting for more than 20 years in the field of health, safety, environment and occupational hygiene. Dr. Zaidi has performed thousands of medical examination related to employment (pre-employment), fitness to work and disability assessments. He has performed more than 300 environmental & occupational health, hygiene and safety surveys, and has provided consulting services for a diverse cliental ranging from institutional establishments to the automotive industry. He provides first-hand experience in assessing the requirements of the client involving the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of a wide variety of chemical, physical and biological stressors.

Dr. Zaidi has practiced Occupational Medicine in Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Canada, Pakistan, USA, UAE and Qatar, during which he played an important role in advocacy, performing medical examinations, and conducting body burden evaluations involving various chemicals. He has developed and reviewed many safe work procedures, and has written health and safety compliance reports. He has performed more than 400 ergonomic evaluations and occupational risk assessments, as well as numerous heat

Course Topics
  • Introduction to industrial hygiene
  • Exposure monitoring and sampling methods
  • How to develop a sampling strategy
  • How to interpret the results of industrial hygiene report
  • Introduction to medical surveillance
  • How to develop a biological monitoring program
  • How to interpret results
  • Benefits of having a complimentary exposure assessment and medical surveillance program

The 20th and 21st centuries have seen a phenomenal increase in the pace of life with the industrial, communication and technology revolutions. The pace of work, complexity of tasks, prolonged working hours and increased work commitments had an accumulative impact on the worker.

Human capital is the most significant asset of a company. With safety being everyone’s responsibility, best practices have proven that employee safety is best managed by a multidisciplinary team using a holistic approach.  To ensure the safety and well-being of workers the role of industrial hygiene and occupational medicine is complimentary and essential. 

Industrial hygiene assessments ensure that the risk or exposure to any hazard: Physical, chemical, biological, and ergonomic are as minimal as possible. The assessments provides an objective measure of the hazards in the work environment.  Once the hazards have been objectively assessed and safe work practices put in place, medical surveillance helps monitor the health of the worker. 

Medical surveillance and environmental sampling complement each other and are the cornerstone of any safety program. Audiology and spirometry performed at regular intervals ensures that controls put in place have been successful. Industrial chemicals used can be assessed for biological markers in blood or urine of exposed workers.

Course Fee: $500
Length: 1 Days

Location:
Aloft Dhahran Hotel
21st St, King Saud Branch Road Crossing
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

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