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SAIOH Annual Conference 2016

SAIOH ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2016

 

Blyde Canyon, A FOREVER RESORT has commanding views of the Blyde River Canyon, the third largest canyon in the world. This three and four star Resort is located a mere 160 kilometers from Nelspruit and 50 kilometers from Graskop. It is the ideal base for hiking trails and scenic trips by car to well-known Mpumalanga locations, including Pilgrim’s Rest.Set against the Greater Drakensberg Escarpment, this area encompasses some of the most dramatic scenery in South Africa. Unique geological features at Bourke's Luck Potholes, Three Rondavels and Gods Window are not to be missed. Its scenery is unsurpassed, its vegetation both varied and lush and the rich selection of birdlife includes a breeding colony of the rare bald ibis. Wildlife in the canyon area is as varied as the habitats. There are mountain reedbuck on the escarpment, dassies on the canyon walls, hippo and crocodile in the Blyde Dam, and impala, kudu, blue wildebeest, waterbuck and zebra on the Lowveld plain near the canyon's mouth.

 

 THE ATTENDANCE REGISTERS

THE PRESIDENTS REPORT AND AGM MINUTES

SAIOH ANNUAL Conference - Presidents Report 27 October 2016

SAIOH Annual General Meeting - Minutes from Meeting 27 October 2016

THE AWARD WINNERS  

  • Occupational Hygienist of the Year Mr Kevin Renton NIOH Johannesburg
  • Article of the Year Dr Anja Franken North-West University, SA
  • Vocational Education and Traning Student of the Year Mr Mark Harrison, OHM Services, Cape Town
  • Tertiary Stuent for the Year, Ms Monica Young, North-West University, SA

Top Achiever Awards

  • Occupational Hygiene Assistant Mr Thato Nau
  • Occupational Hygiene Technologist Ms Miriska Gerber
  • Occupational Hygienist Ms Zoe Selenati-Dreyer, Anglo American

THE PRESENTATIONS

 

 

THE SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS

       

 

      

 

THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM 

                                                                                              

SAIOH PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSE (PDC) PROGRAMME

Date:

26 October 2016

Venue:

Blyde Canyon – A Forever Resort

08:00 – 09:00

Registration - (Tea/Coffee and breakfast snack on arrival)

09:00 – 12:00

PDC SESSION 1:

Fundamentals in Whole-Body Vibration Assessments and Evaluation

Mr Duane Bester (Gijima OH&S)

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch

13:00 – 16:00

PDC SESSION 2:

Biological Risk Management

Dr Tanusha Singhet al(NIOH / Wits University)

 

SAIOH ANNUAL CONFERENCE PROGRAMME - DAY 1

Date:

27 October 2016

Venue:

Blyde Canyon – A Forever Resort

07:30 – 08:20

Registration - (Tea/Coffee and breakfast snack on arrival) - Exhibitor and Poster Viewing

Plenary Session 1

Session Chair: Christa de Roubaix

08:20 – 08:30

Welcome and Opening

Christa de Roubaix (SAIOH Mpumalanga Branch Chair)

08:30 – 09:15

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 1:

Mr Richard Spoor (Richard Spoor Inc. Attorneys)

Five years on from the Constitutional Court decision in the matter of Thembikile Mankayi v AngloGold Ashanti: a reflection on its impact and ramifications

 

Oral Presentations - Mining

09:15 – 09:30

Reducing occupational hygiene exposures in the South African mining industry through the setting of milestones - Brian Mongoma

09:30 – 09:45

Exploring recent global developments in compliance testing and South African practice: results of a pilot study – Derk Brouwer

09:45 – 10:00

Keeping the engineering controls honest: Dust Real-time monitoring in SA mining industry – Audrey Banyini

10:00 – 10:15

Questions / Discussion

10:15 – 10:45

Tea/Coffee, Snacks and Exhibitor and Poster Viewing

 

Oral Presentations – Management Systems and Quality

10:45 – 11:00

How systems like GHS, REACH and others will fundamentally change the practice of Occupational Hygiene – Garth Hunter

11:00 – 11:15

Human factors management key to sustainable development: A case study for railway industry in South Africa - Matselanyane Makwela

11:15 – 11:30

Safe container unloading procedures: an obligation, or not important? - Steven Verpaele

11:30 – 11:45

Questions / Discussion

11:45 – 12:45

Lunch and Exhibitor and Poster Viewing

12:00 – 12:45

SAIOH PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION MINI-WORKSHOP / Q&A SESSION

Julie Hills / Deon Jansen van Vuuren

12:45 – 13:30

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 2:

Dr Tanusha Singh (NIOH / Wits University)

Hazardous biological agents: current and future trends

 

Oral Presentations – Organisations in Occupational Health

13:30 – 13:45

Using the present to shape the future of SAIOH: A socratic approach – Norman Khoza

13:45 – 14:00

Presentation on the newly established AIA Forum – Jaco van Rensburg

14:00 – 14:15

Organisation of Occupational Medicine Practitioners in Southern Africa – Daniel Kocks (SASOM)

14:15 – 14:30

SASOHN Presentation

14:30 – 14:45

Questions / Discussion

14:45 – 15:15

Presentations by students who are exhibiting posters (5 minutes each) – for Student Poster Competition

1 - A retrospective analysis of nickel exposure data at a South African base metal refinery – Monica Young

2 - Skin barrier function of precious metals refinery workers – Sane Jansen van Rensburg

3 - Particle size and metal composition of gouging and lancing fumes – Marele Keyter

4 - Efficient dust evaluation and control measures for specific crystalline silica exposure scenarios: Literature Review – Norman Khoza

5 - Particulate matter and respiratory symptoms in waste reclaimers at a South African Landfill site: Preliminary findings - Tebogo Maeteletja

15:15 – 15:30

Tea/Coffee, Snacks and Exhibitor and Poster Viewing

15:30 – 16:00

“Ignite” /“Gotsomollo” (making fire)Session – 5 minutes to “fan the flames”

 

“OH” … an Art and Science – Martin Coetzee

 

Accreditation of Occupational Hygiene Risk Assessments: The long and winding road – Kevin Renton

 

Reproductive health hazards in laboratory work – Gaby Mizan

 

Safety fume cupboard evaluation – Harold Gaze

16:00 – 16:15

Comfort Break

16:15 – 18:00

SAIOH Annual General Meeting

Jaco Pieterse (SAIOH President)

SAIOH ANNUAL AWARDS EVENING

TIME: 18:30 – LATE

DRESS CODE: SEMI-FORMAL

SAIOH ANNUAL CONFERENCE PROGRAMME - DAY 2

Date:

28 October 2016

Venue:

Blyde Canyon – A Forever Resort

07:30 – 08:30

Registration - (Tea/Coffee and breakfast snack on arrival)

Plenary Session 2 - Session Chair Jaco Pieterse

08:30 – 09:15

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 3:

Dr Caradee Wright (SA MRC)

Solar UV radiation-induced skin cancer as an occupational disease: can international experience inform South Africa?

 

Oral Presentations – Dermal Exposure

09:15 – 09:30

Occupational dermal exposure to nanoparticles and nano-enabled products: Exploration of exposure processes and methods of assessment – Derk Brouwer

09:30 – 10:00

Skin contamination to metals in precious metal refineries: A case study – Anja Franken

10:00 – 10:15

Urinary platinum excretion following occupational dermal and respiratory exposure to soluble platinum – Stefan Linde (Student)

10:15 – 10:30

Questions / Discussion

10:30 – 11:00

Tea/Coffee, Snacks and Exhibitor Viewing

 

Oral Presentations - Department of Labour

11:00 – 11:15

Comprehensive occupational health and hygiene programme to reduce occupational diseases – Jabu Mhlophe

11:15 – 11:30

Success and benefits of implementing engineering controls – Warren Mallon

11:30 – 11:45

Ergonomics programme: A tool to a safe and healthy working environment – Bulelwa Huna

11:45 – 12:00

Ergonomics case study: Disabled employees at DoL and SEE – Milly Ruiters

12:00 – 12:15

Exposure to occupational hygiene stressors during diving activities – Nozi Maphoto

12:15 – 12:30

Questions / Discussion

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch and Exhibitor Viewing

13:30 – 14:15

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 4:

Dr André van Jaarsveld (BSS Africa)

The implementation and management of an effective fatigue management strategy in the workplace

 

Oral Presentations – Chemical and Physical Stressors

14:15 – 14:30

Characterisation of nickel in platinum refining process dust – Renier Nortje (Student)

14:30 – 14:45

Evaluation of exposure to ELF magnetic fields in the residential areas of Mangaung metropolitan municipality - Phoka Rathebe (Student)

14:45 – 15:00

A Case Study of Best Practice in Occupational Hand Hygiene and Sanitising - Karl Weber

15:00 – 15:15

Questions / Discussion

15:15 – 15:45

Tea/Coffee, Snacks and Exhibitor Viewing

15:45 – 16:30

Wrap-up, Prize Giving for Student Competition and Closing

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