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Please join us for the third in our asbestos webinar series

Webinar - July 12, 2023

Evaluating risk and preventing asbestos exposure
– challenges, tools, and resources

June 7 & 21, and July 12, 2023

 11:00 a.m. GMT/UTC, 7:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time

For more details on this webinar and other WHWB news, please look at Marianne Levitsky’s recent email. If you missed it you can read it here.

For over a century, we have known about the risks from asbestos, both to workers and to community members from second hand and environmental exposures.  It remains by far the major killer of workers from occupational exposures worldwide.  Although progress has been made toward a global ban, asbestos is still used in many countries.  And even in countries with a ban, prevention measures are still insufficient to protect millions of workers exposed to legacy asbestos.   In response, WHWB has formed an Asbestos Working Group.  We have organized three webinars – the first on the extent of the hazard.  The second will be on prevention measures, controls and risk management practices, including substitution, as well as advocacy efforts towards achieving a global ban.   The third will focus on technical issues, including measurement limitations and the way forward, as well as exploring the risks for emergency responders including firefighters.  

Hosts: Kevin Hedges, Alec Farquhar, WHWB International and Tuan Nguyen (WHWB US)

Speakers at webinar 3

Dr Tee Guidotti – (Canada and US).
Dorothy Cook (Workplace Health Without Borders UK branch).
Jason Hodgkiss (Workplace Health Without Borders UK branch).
Dr. Matthew Hayden Govorko (Australia Cancer Council WA).
Dr Andrey Korchevskiy (US Chemistry and Industrial Hygiene Inc.).
Sharmin Sharma (Canada on behalf of Asbestonomy).
Dr. Steven E. Mischler (US NIOSH).
Dinh Xuan Ngon (Vietnam National Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health).
George C. Keefe (US Global Encasement Coatings).

Followed by questions, answers and discussion.
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