Proposed Occupational Hygiene Training in the NZDF

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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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    1. 1. Proposed Occupational Hygiene Training in the NZDF Sergeant Derek Miller – Occupational Health Technical Officer, Royal New Zealand Air Force derek.miller@nzdf.mil.nz OHSIG – Wellington 26 – 28 Oct 2011
    2. 2. 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
    3. 3. Levels of Training • Basic (awareness) • Intermediate (technician level) • Advanced (qualified hygienist) OHSIG – Wellington 26 – 28 Oct 2011
    4. 4. 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
    5. 5. 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
    6. 6. 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
    7. 7. Intermediate Level (alternative route) • Post graduate Certificate in Occupational Hygiene – Australia • Toxicology – NZ OHSIG – Wellington 26 – 28 Oct 2011
    8. 8. 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
    9. 9. 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
    10. 10. 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
    11. 11. 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
    12. 12. 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
    13. 13. QUESTIONS?

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