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Presenter Bio: Jason Green

Jason is a Certified Occupational Hygienist (COH)® and Full Member of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygiene (AIOH). Jason is a licensed Asbestos Assessor in Australia. Jason is an Indoor Environmental Practitioner, a Certified Water Damage Restoration Technician with the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and he holds a master’s degree in Occupational Hygiene Practice (OHP) from University of Wollongong. Jason is also a board member with the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA-AU) in Australia. Jason has over 29 years’ experience in the fields of occupational hygiene, indoor air and environmental quality (IAQ/IEQ), chemical exposure, hazardous materials, workplace health and safety (WHS) and environmental consulting. Jason has conducted a diverse range occupational hygiene, IAQ, IEQ risk assessments for a wide range of government, commercial, residential and industrial projects. Jason has acted as Lead Occupational Hygienist, project manager and provided onsite supervision on a multiple large project covering multi-site assets. He has particular experience in the areas of occupational exposure monitoring; occupational noise assessments; qualitative and quantitative health risk assessments for occupational/community exposures and hazardous chemicals investigations. Jason is the current Chair of the National Mentoring Program for the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygiene (AIOH) and a current mentor people within Australia and internationally in such places as Africa. Jason is the current President of the Workplace Health Without Borders (WHWB) in Australia. He is a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH).

Presentation Description:

Workplace risk identification, assessment, rectification and ongoing management.  An Occupational Hygienist’s Perspective of little known and emerging issues relating to indoor building environments. If there are floods or fires or other significant building impacts and damage, hazardous building materials need to be identified before they are remediated safely. Materials such as Asbestos, Lead, PCBs, Mercury, Sewage, Silica, Mould, etc. among some that could be present. Case Studies and real-life examples will be discussed with regards to the ongoing, new and  emerging issues relating to natural disaster remediation.  Risk communication is key when you are determining appropriate, targeted remediation and ongoing building management strategies. This informative session is intended for persons of varied backgrounds, and it does assume the attendees have some basic previous experience with hazardous building materials.  It will provide context into these types of scenarios and is not a ‘how to’ presentation for doing this work as additional background and experience is required.