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Proposed Occupational Hygiene Training in the NZDF

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Sergeant Derek Miller ...

Sergeant Derek Miller
Occupational Health Technical Officer, Royal New Zealand Air Force
Directorate of Air Force Safety and Health, HQ485 Wing, RNZAF Base Auckland, Auckland 0662
derek.miller@nzdf.mil.nz

(P01, Wednesday 26, Civic Room 1, 10.30)

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Proposed Occupational Hygiene Training in the NZDF Proposed Occupational Hygiene Training in the NZDF Presentation Transcript

  • Proposed Occupational Hygiene Training in the NZDF Sergeant Derek Miller – Occupational Health Technical Officer, Royal New Zealand Air Force [email_address] OHSIG – Wellington 26 – 28 Oct 2011
  • Why Train in Occ Hyg?
    • Industrial processes
    • Maintenance of good health
    • Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR)
    • Hazards on overseas deployments
    • Interoperability with coalition partners
    • Competency
    OHSIG – Wellington 26 – 28 Oct 2011
  • Levels of Training
    • Basic (awareness)
    • Intermediate (technician level)
    • Advanced (qualified hygienist)
    OHSIG – Wellington 26 – 28 Oct 2011
  • Basic level
    • 3 avenues
      • OHTA Basic principles course (plus NEBOSH certificate)
      • ADF basic training
      • AMEDDS Basic
    • Practicals in specific areas for HADR
      • Eg 4 Gas and Photoionization Detectors Course
    OHSIG – Wellington 26 – 28 Oct 2011
  • Intermediate Level
    • OHTA Route
      • Noise Measurement and its Effects
      • Asbestos and Other Fibres
      • Measurement of Hazardous Substances
      • Thermal Environment
      • Control of Hazardous Substances
      • Ergonomics Essentials
      • Health Effects of hazardous Substances
    OHSIG – Wellington 26 – 28 Oct 2011
  • Why look at the OHTA Route?
    • Can pick and chose areas if a specific requirement is identified
    • Also for those who:
      • Successfully pass exams in 6 subjects
      • Successfully complete a personal learning portfolio
      • Successfully pass the examination body’s intermediate interview
    • Will gain, on application, an International Occupational Hygiene Certificate
  • Intermediate Level (alternative route)
    • Post graduate Certificate in Occupational Hygiene – Australia
    • Toxicology – NZ
    OHSIG – Wellington 26 – 28 Oct 2011
  • Advance
    • MSc in Occ Hyg plus oral exams with a National Accredited body + registration
    • or
    • Mixture of on the job training and short courses to a higher level with a National Accredited body + registration
    OHSIG – Wellington 26 – 28 Oct 2011
  • Competency
    • Why?
    • NZ Health and Safety Strategy 2005 - 2015
      • Objective 3A - Action 8
        • Strengthen the competency of occupational safety and heath professionals and practitioners through specialised education and training and professional development programmes
  • Competency
    • Are you competent after passing a theoretical course?
    • To become competent you need to:
      • Maintain a portfolio
      • Peer review
      • Continuing Professional Education
      • Gain experience from practising/ experienced personnel
    OHSIG – Wellington 26 – 28 Oct 2011
  • Aim of these courses
    • Develop competent personnel at all levels
    • Allow those who wish: to become a Registered Occupational Hygienist
    • Maintain development of Occ Hyg skills throughout their working life
    OHSIG – Wellington 26 – 28 Oct 2011
  • Practical skills
    • Pool of operators for equipment in event of an emergency
    • Competency in using and interpretation of real time detection systems
    • Knowing limitations of equipment and own skills
    OHSIG – Wellington 26 – 28 Oct 2011
  • QUESTIONS?