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SAIOH Annual Conference 2018


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SAIOH takes pleasure in thanking you all who attended and participated in its recent Annual Conference, which was held at the Champagne Sports Resort in the Central Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal province. The Resort boasts the most spectacular views of Champagne Castle and Cathkin Peak. Top experiences on offer at this hideaway in the lush green valleys below the rugged peaks include: a magnificent 18-hole championship golf course, roaming herds of blesbok and impala, rare birdlife, five dams stocked with bass or trout, and outstanding sporting facilities and cultural activities.


Five International Keynote Presenters

  1. Dr Sally Spankie – Institute of Occupational Medicine, Edinburg, Scotland – “Working with REACH – over a decade of helping companies to meet their regulatory obligations
  2. Dr Brian Davies AM –  Wollongong University, Australia and recipient of the IOHA Lifetime Achievement Award and the Australian Government Honour "Member of the Order of Australia, MA" – " Learnings from the development, implementation & Maintenance of a Control Strategy for Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM)
  3. Dennis P Driscoll – President and Principal Consultant, Associates in Acoustics, Inc. Denver, Colorado (USA)"Hearing Loss Prevention – What are the barriers and what does it take to succeed”
  4. Adrian Sims – Managing Director, Vent Tech Ltd, Bristol, (UK) –  "Testing of local exhaust ventilation (LEV) systems"
  5. Aymen Jemni – Wavecontrol Inc., Barcelona (Spain)  "Control of exposure to electromagnetic fields 

Three pre-conference Professional Development Courses (PDCs)

To be presented twice on consecutive days

  1. Noise Control Engineering – Proven and Effective Solutions” presented by Dennis P Driscoll - President and Principal Consultant, Associates in Acoustics, Inc. Denver, Colorado (USA)
  2. “Testing the performance of LEV systems to achieve adequate control of employee exposures”– presented by Adrian Sims - Managing Director, Vent Tech Ltd, Bristol (UK)
  3. “EMFs: Measurement and control of human exposure to Non-Ionising Radiation” – presented by Aymen Jemni - Wavecontrol Inc., Barcelona (Spain)

A performance by the world renowned Drakensberg Boys Choir at the Gala Dinner



SAIOH Annual Conference Attendance Registers

SAIOH Annual Conference Presentations

SAIOH Council and our members would like to acknowledge and thank The Exhibitors and Sponsors for supporting the Conference.



  • AMS Haden
  • Apex
  • Aquaticoh
  • Environcon
  • Fellowes Beswick
  • H.A.S.S
  • Noise Clipper
  • Safety and Allied Systems
  • Schauenburg
  • SKC
  • Ultimate Optical
  • WaveControl





  • Anglo American: Mining Forum Launch speaker gifts and key rings
  • BarNel Designs: Water bottles
  • Biograde: Speaker and keynote gifts, SAIOH Awards and cash donation
  • Envirocon: Occupational Hygienist of the Year Award
  • Ergomax: Mining Forum Launch Function costs
  • Occupational Hygiene Monitoring Services: Speaker gifts
  • Safety and Allied Products: Pens and notepads
  • Specialists Asbestos Training Services: Speaker gifts
  • Vine Promotions: Printing of badges



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