Main Conference Programme 2016

Day 1 - Monday, 26 September 2016

08.00 Registration and Refreshments

Registration and Refreshments


08:55 Opening Remarks by Conference Chairman

Conference Chair

Alex Wilson

Alex Wilson

Global Occupational Hygiene Manager
Rolls-Royce PLC, UK

Session 1: High Level leadership in Worker Health Protection 1

Session Chair

Alex Wilson

Alex Wilson

Global Occupational Hygiene Manager
Rolls-Royce PLC, UK

09:05 Health Risk Management in a Multinational Oil and Gas Company

Speaker

Dr. Lali Japaridze

Dr. Lali Japaridze

Senior Health Director-Eastern Hemisphere
BP International Limited, UK

 

• Organisational governance that guides health risk management in a large multinational oil and gas company

• Building and managing capability in health and industrial hygiene in support of our businesses

• Tools and techniques to assess and manage health risks


09:35 Sensor Technology in Occupational Hygiene: The Future of Practice and Implications for your Organization

Speaker

Dr. Steven Lacey

Dr. Steven Lacey

President AIHA
American Industrial Hygiene Association, USA

10:05 Case Study: Tideway-Transformational Leadership in Worker Health Protection

Speaker

Steve Hails

Steve Hails

Director of Health, Safety and Wellbeing
Tideway, UK

 

• Project Overview – The need for Tideway

• Whispering health and shouting safety – The compelling case for change

• Health in construction leadership - Influencing the wider industry

• Health at Tideway – A “transformational” approach to hygiene, health and wellbeing


10:35 Coffee and Refreshment Break

Coffee and Refreshment Break


11:00 Improving Health in the Workplace: A New Strategy for the Health and Safety System

Speaker

Elaine Harbour

Elaine Harbour

Head of International Liaison
Health and Safety Executive, U.A.E.

 

• The economic case for good health and safety

• The six new priority themes

• HSE’s role: Interventions, approaches and research

• Sharing best practice internationally


11:30 HI Standards from BOHS Breathe Freely Campaign

Speaker

Tracey Boyle

Tracey Boyle

President
British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS), UK

 

• ‘Breathe Freely’ campaign for reducing lung disease incidents amongst construction workers

• An update on employers recognising and controlling workplace health risks

• Application of its principles within your own organisations

• HI Management Standard tool for employers to assess health risks management, identify strengths, weaknesses and priority areas

• Developing action plans to improve overall approach to workplace health risk management


12:00 Dubai Municipality Initiatives for Effective PPE Usage (RPE) in the Industrial Workplaces within Dubai

Speaker

Eng. Raed Al Marzouqi

Eng. Raed Al Marzouqi

Head of Section Occupational Health and Safety, Dubai Municipality, UAE; Member, The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management

 

• Challenges and barriers to effective use of PPE (RPE) among industrial workers in Dubai, real cases

• DM strategies and initiatives for effective usage of PPE (RPE in focus) in the industrial workplaces

• Effective RPE protection and programmes

• DM PHSD future regulatory actions for effective usage of PPE in the Emirate of Dubai


12:30 Panel Discussion: Debate on Leadership in Worker Health Protection

Panel Moderator

Steve Perkins

Steve Perkins

Chief Executive Officer
British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS), UK

 

 

Panelists:

  Elaine Harbour
Head of International Liaison, Health and Safety Executive, UK 
   
Dr. Lali Japaridze
Senior Health Director-Eastern Hemisphere, BP International Limited, UK
   Tracey Boyle
President, British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS), UK
   Steve Hails
Director of Health, Safety and Wellbeing, Tideway, UK
   
Dr. Steven Lacey
President, American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), USA 

13:00 Prayer and Lunch Break

Prayer and Lunch Break


Session 2: Vibration Management and Control

Session Chair

Tracey Boyle

Tracey Boyle

President
British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS), UK

14:00 Management and Control of Hand Arm Vibration (HAV)

Speaker

Alex Wilson

Alex Wilson

Global Occupational Hygiene Manager
Rolls-Royce PLC, UK

 

• The basics of HAV risks in the workplace and what to look out for

• Key parts to a good HAV management plan

• Case studies on how continuous improvement can be made


14:30 Management of Whole Body Vibration

Speaker

Jeffrey B Miller

Jeffrey B Miller

Industrial Hygienist
Zakum Development Company (ZADCO), UAE

 

• An Overview of Whole Body Vibration (WBV) and Health Effects

• Comparison of the Different WBV Exposure Limits and How to Measure Against Them

• How to Control WBV


Session 3: Ergonomics / Workplace Design

Session Chair

Tracey Boyle

Tracey Boyle

President
British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS), UK

15:00 Sadara’s Ergonomic Risk Assessment Tool

Speaker

Karen Marie Kearns

Karen Marie Kearns

IH Implementation Leader
Sadara Chemical Company, KSA

 

• Understanding how ergonomics removes barriers to quality, productivity and safe human performance

• Analysing ergonomic risk factors in various environments

• How to make each employee accountable to assess and manage their own personal ergonomic risk

• Insights into Sadara’s “Ergo Card” – A quantitative measurement tool to help the employee “score” their ergonomic risk for the task / activity


15:30 Coffee and Refreshment Break

Coffee and Refreshment Break


16:00 Understanding the Risks from the Processes

Speaker

Dr. Joanne Crawford

Dr. Joanne Crawford

Head of Ergonomics and Human Factors
Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM), UK

 

• The use of data in identification of risks

• How do we know we have a problem – Accidents, ill health data and self-reports

• Tools available to evaluate baseline and post intervention measures

• New ways of working – mobile technology and always being switched on

• The use of data in identification of risks


Session 4: Thermal Environment

Session Chair

Steve Perkins

Steve Perkins

Chief Executive Officer
British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS), UK

16:30 Fatigue Risk Management - The Silent Hazard

Speaker

Dr. Carl Rikard Moen

Dr. Carl Rikard Moen

Middle-East Regional Speciality Adviser, Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Royal College of Physicians London; Middle-East Representative FOM, Royal College of Physicians Ireland.

 

• Defining the background of fatigue as a workplace hazard and why it is critical to mitigate for as part of hazard controls both at corporate strategic and workplace levels

• Explaining the causes, effects and consequences of workplace fatigue

• Discussing circadian rythms, sleep patterns and Zeitgebers and the science/evidence behind workplace fatigue, including the most effective/safe shift patterns

• How to develop a Fatigue Risk Management System, corporate Fatigue Policy and the implementation of procedures/mitigations


17:00 Closing Remarks by Conference Chair

Conference Chair

Alex Wilson

Alex Wilson

Global Occupational Hygiene Manager
Rolls-Royce PLC, UK

17:30 End of the Main Conference Day One

End of the Main Conference Day One