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Aerosols and Black Lung

The definition of an aerosol, as used here, is a suspension of tiny particles or droplets in the air, such as dusts, mists, or fumes.

Sandblasting and Silicosis

Abrasive blasting is more commonly known as sandblasting since silica sand has been a commonly used material as the abrasive, although not the only one always used.

Hearing Conservation Program

A hearing conservation program is a written program that is designed to prevent hearing loss in employees that work in environments.

The impact of noise at work

Exposure to noise at work can harm workers’ health. The most well-known effect of noise at work is loss of hearing, a problem observed among coppersmiths in 1731.


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Dr. Ismail Dawood

Nationality: South African


Bachelor of Science (Chemistry, Biochemistry) Years: 1975 – 1977 University of Durban - Westville, South Africa

MBChB - 1982 Years: 1978 – 1982 Institute Institute: University of Natal, Durban, S.A.

Diploma in Occupational Years: 1996 -199, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, S.A

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Rashid Al-Marri

Rashid Al-Marri is a Corporate Occupational Health Advisor working for Qatar Petroleum since 2005. Rashid Al-Marri is keen about health and well-being and have served the company in setting, developing and implementing programs in the field of Occupational Health. also have an interest in public health issues in Qatar.

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