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NZ Chapter Event: New Zealand Tunnelling Society – Advancements in diesel particulate matter

October 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm NZDT

A track worker walking through a brightly lit rail tunnel

The New Zealand Tunnelling Society invite RTSA members to join them in their upcoming Webinar: Advancements in diesel particulate matter monitoring, presented by Pinssar, at 5:00-6:00pm NZDT on 21st October 2021.

Register here.

British Occupational Health and Safety (BOHS) recently published figures in which they highlighted that “of 100 work related deaths 99 can be attributed to occupational illnesses”. The Australian Cancer council have published that “diesel engine exhaust emissions exposure is the second most common cancer-causing agent (carcinogen) affecting workers in this country – only behind ultraviolet radiation exposure”. Accordingly, in the absence of sunlight, this therefore makes it the most common cancer-causing agent in the underground working environment.

Regulators and Industries throughout the world have increased their focus on air quality in the workplace. The dangers of dust/crystalline silica have been well reported and have led to new exposure limits. Diesel particulate matter (DPM) has received much less press, however exposure limits for DPM will be halved by 2023 in the EU and UK.

Pinssar was created in 2014 with the sole purpose of helping underground operations to understand their DPM load and how they can minimize the exposure risk to their employees. This presentation is open to all members and non-members. We encourage you to share this opportunity within your networks.

Topics to be covered in this presentation are:

  • Differences between dust and DPM
  • Why is DPM such an issue
  • Changes in the BS6164 and consequences
  • Case studies in Australia mining and France tunnelling project
  • Air Quality in Underground Excavations

The presentation will be a 30 minute online event followed with some time for questions and discussion

Click here register on the Engineering New Zealand website.


October 21
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm NZDT
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