A Message from our Sponsors

A recent AIHA publication lists respiratory hazards as one of the top four major construction health hazards. While many construction companies do have a respiratory protection program in place, concern for both acute exposure and long-term health effects associated with exposure to respiratory contaminants continues to be a major consideration for many construction companies. While standard respiratory protection devices are often worn by workers in the construction industry, advanced technologies or additional measures may need to be implemented in order to protect workers from specific contaminants.

This presentation will highlight the key components that should be included in a respiratory protection program, and will discuss:

The commonly encountered respiratory hazards in the construction industry: Silica, Wood dust, Mold and Weld fume.
  • How to identify each hazard
  • The potential for workplace exposure
  • The physical state of the airborne contaminants
  • The potential long-term health effects of respiratory hazards
  • The options for source control and for respiratory protection

Keynote Speaker

Stacey C. Blundell, M.Sc., CIH, ROH

Senior Health and Safety Specialist, Personal Safety Division @3M Canada Company
Stacey Blundell is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and a Registered Occupational Hygienist (ROH). She has a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a master’s degree in Occupational Health. She has worked for 3M for over 21 years. Stacey started her career with 3M as a Corporate Industrial Hygienist supporting 3M's manufacturing sites in Ontario. She currently works for 3M's Personal Safety Division as a Senior Health and Safety Specialist. Stacey provides bilingual technical, regulatory and product support for many of 3M’s different personal protective equipment portfolios. She is based on Montreal, Quebec.

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