The 9th AOEMM Annual Conference was held on 13 June 2015 at the Vistana Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. The theme for the conference is “An Update on Management of Chemicals Hazardous to Health”. The conference kicked-off with the “Overview of legislation on managing hazardous chemicals in the workplace” presented by Professor Dr K.G. Rampal from Perdana University. It was followed by a talk on “Chemical Health Risk Assessment and monitoring of airborne contaminants for chemicals” by Dr Abed Onn. Engineer Ir Nimi Ahmad from the Malaysian Industrial Hygienist Association (MIHA) discussed on “General and local exhaust ventilation (LEV) as control measures”. The last talk of the morning was presented by Associate Professor Dr Jayakumar Gurusamy also from Perdana University.
The Conference resumed after lunch and the Annual General Meeting of the Academy of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Malaysia with a talk on “Medical Surveillance for Solvents” by Dr Abu Hasan Samad and Dr Jefferelli Shamsul Bahrin from BASF shared his experience on the “Medical surveillance for heavy metals – the BASF experience”.
The conference concluded with a lecture and demonstration on the used of personal protective equipment for chemical hazardous to health by Ms Sherlyn C.L. Voon from 3M. The participants and the presenter have some lively discussion and all enjoyed the conference.