The dangers of diesel fumes at work

Workers most likely to be exposed to diesel exhaust include drive-in booth operators, miners, construction workers, oil and gas workers, forklift drivers, loading dock workers, truck drivers, farmworkers, stevedores, and vehicle maintenance workers. The major source of workplace exposure to diesel exhaust is from heavy vehicles that use diesel fume like trucks, buses, trains, tractors, ships, bulldozers and fork lift trucks. This webinar will show you where there may be diesel exhaust hazards in your workplace, how you can evaluate the risk of exposure (including how to go about air sampling), when it can start to become a major problem, and how you can reduce the risk of exposure to diesel exhaust in the workplace.

Who is this presentation for?

This webinar is for businesses of any size where workers may be exposed to diesel exhaust, like in vehicle repair workshops, tunnels, partially covered roadways and walkways. Business managers, workers and worker representatives will find valuable information on how to protect themselves and their workmates. Work health and safety regulator staff (inspectors and advisors) and work health and safety professionals, industry bodies and others who offer advice will also find helpful information in this video.

About the presenter

Jen Hines and Dr Brian Davies are both occupational hygienists. Occupational hygienists help businesses to identify and eliminate or control workplace health hazards. Jen has been working as an occupational hygienist for over 15 years and works across a variety of industries including large underground mining operations and small to medium sized businesses. Brian is an industry leader in ways to control diesel particulate matter. He has worked in various industries including steel, mining, aviation and education and has been involved with the issue of diesel emissions since the mid-1970s.   Credit to worksafe australia for the article, read the full text here
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