This session would be suitable for HSW Officers who may be providing advice or need a refresher.
- Gloves and respirators are common in many lab, clinical, industrial and agricultural environments.
- Safety data sheets for chemicals often provide non-specific advice or simply refer to “suitable” or “impervious” gloves and respiratory protection.
- Choosing the wrong glove may lead to more exposure than no glove at all, and may provide a false sense of security
- What do you need to know? Where can you go to get further information?
Items to be covered:
- Glove selection and performance – what guidance exists and how reliable is it?
- How important is temperature, sunlight exposure, abrasion etc? on performance. (case examples)
- What about mixtures? (what we know and don’t know)
- How do we test glove performance to get a final answer on suitability? – lab demonstration of permeation test equipment
- Respirators – selection, use and maintenance issues – demo and Q/A
This will be a hands on session, addressing many practical aspects of the use of gloves and respirators.
The session will be presented by professional occupational hygienists.
When: Thursday 31 August, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Where: Occupational and Environmental Hygiene Laboratory, 28 Anderson Street, Thebarton (map ref E5)
Cost: Free (Limit of 15 persons)
RSVP : Dino Pisaniello, by 24 August