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Meeting – Preventing silicosis: more than changing kitchen benchtops?

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Kate is an Engineer & Certified Occupational Hygienist who has worked in the construction industry for almost two decades on projects in Australia, Hong Kong and the USA. She holds degrees in Science, Engineering, and Occupational Hygiene, and supports major infrastructure and tunnelling projects in Australia.

Kate is a passionate advocate for preserving the health of Australian construction workers. She has been the catalyst for industry change, forming the industry’s first Air Quality Working Group through the Australian Tunnelling Society, where clients and contractors of major tunnelling projects in NSW work together to address the issue of silica dust during construction.

A Winston Churchill Fellow, Kate was named as one of the Top 100 Women of Influence by the Australian Financial Review for her work in addressing the issue of silica dust exposure in the construction industry, and is one of Science & Technology Australia’s #SuperstarsofSTEM.


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