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Business leaders joined us on Wednesday 27 November 2019 for Queensland’s first Healthy Lungs Forum. This one-day event explored how and why we must protect workers, particularly those in the asbestos removal, stonemasonry, construction and manufacturing industries, from exposure to occupational lung diseases.

With a strong focus on asbestos and silica, this day featured a diverse mix of industry and safety regulator presentations, case studies and a panel discussion that covered:

  • health risks associated with exposure to occupational lung disease contaminants
  • hazard identification and practicable control measures
  • the importance of health monitoring and selection of the right dust and fibre controls, including personal protective equipment
  • workplace obligations and compliance with legislative duties
  • strategies to influence safety behaviours and practices in the workplace.

Speaker presentations

Speaker presentations have been made available below.

Associate Professor Deborah Yates, Respiratory Physician Current and emerging occupational lung diseases
View presentation slides  (PDF, 5203.57 KB)
Peter Aspinall, representing the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH) Breathe Freely
View presentation slides  (PDF, 2146.3 KB)
Bradley Bick, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland The Regulator’s response to occupational lung disease
View presentation slides  (PDF, 442.47 KB)
Travis Allen, Allens Industrial Products & Mark Reggers, 3M Selecting the right respiratory protective equipment
View presentation slides  (PDF, 3132.38 KB)
Gelly Augostis, HBW Construction Construction industry case study
View presentation slides  (PDF, 1345.9 KB)
Natalie Barber, Asbestos Disease Support Society Asbestos industry case study
View presentation slides  (PDF, 694.06 KB)
Daniel Dunne, Paynters Construction Principal Contractor obligations
View presentation slides  (PDF, 3671.33 KB)
Greg Manthey, Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy Keeping dust out of vehicles
View presentation slides  (PDF, 11395.64 KB)
Dr Martin Stirling, Hilti On-tool extraction and dry cutting research
View presentation slides  (PDF, 3703.73 KB)
Dr David Bromwich, Consulting Occupational HygienistIndustrial ventilation design
View presentation slides  (PDF, 1238.4 KB)
Dr Robert McCartney , ResileAsbestos disease risks for asbestos removalists
Dr Peter McGarry, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Update on compliance and enforcement of asbestos laws
View presentation slides  (PDF, 553.1 KB)
Dr Tristan Casey , Safety Science Innovation LabRemoving barriers to lung health and compliance issues
View presentation slides  (PDF, 388.86 KB)

Details about the forum (event now closed)


Royal International Convention Centre
Brisbane Showgrounds
600 Gregory Terrace
Bowen Hills

Date 27 November 2019
Time 7.30am - 4.15pm
Cost $150 (including GST)

Ticket prices include morning and afternoon tea, and lunch.
More Information

Registration: 7.30am – 8.30am
Forum: 8.30am – 4.15pm


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Last updated
19 December 2019

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