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Newsletter – October 2022

1. 2022 European Section Webinar Summaries and Future Webinars

This year’s European Section online webinars are to be held in September (Basics), October (Silica) and November (Welding). We have decided to hold the webinar on Asbestos over until 2023 with the ambition to make it an in-person meeting.

The Basics of Respiratory Protection webinar was held on the 22 nd September and comprised of the following speakers:-

  • Dan Warkander - Respiratory physiology – How and why humans breath? - Senior Research Engineer US Navy Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory.
  • Dr Eva Dickson - Fundamentals of Filtering RPDs (Powered & Non-Powered) - Defence Scientist, Royal Military College of Canada and ISRP President
  • Radha Krishnan - How SCBAs and connected systems will solve your respiratory challenges - Segment Marketing Manager, IND SAR and APR. MSA

Number of Attendees: 36 The recording of the webinar can be found at the following link

Basics of Respiratory Protection | Sept 22 2022 | ISRP Education Programme - YouTube

The Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) webinar was held on the 13 th October and comprised of the following speakers:-

  • Tiny Conroy - What is RCS and where is it used - Pragma and Associates
  • Chris Keen - RCS Controlling Exposure - UK Health & Safety Executive – BOHS President
  • Eric Ball - RCS Case Study: HS2 Transportation Project - Park Health

Number of Attendees: 97 The recording of the webinar can be found at the following link

Respirable Crystalline Silica | ISRP 13 Oct 2022 - YouTube

Here is the link for registration for 24 th November webinar on Welding: The Multi-hazard Process:

Webinar Registration - Zoom

For each of our online webinars, and to support membership networking and collaboration, we are looking for members to present a short 5-10 min introduction to their company, research or other RPE related activity. These shorter ignite-type sessions will be embedded into the main educational webinar to help support membership awareness. Please contact the section chair or secretary, if interested or require further details.

2. Section AGM

The Section AGM was held on-line on the 22nd September. The minutes of the meeting have been sent to the members via email.

3. Other News

The principal officers of the European Section had a face-to-face meeting on October 17th . We have decided to ask Malgorzata Okrasa if she would act as Website Co-ordinator and she has agreed to this.

We agreed that a face-to-face meeting in early 2023 would be a good idea. The Secretary suggested STEAM Museum at Swindon (his home town) as a venue for the meeting on Asbestos. Mesothelioma is also known as the Swindon Disease and STEAM is sited in the old railway works, the source of the problem. We are looking for dates and investigating the capacity of the venue to host a hybrid live/virtual meeting. As a further incentive, if you come to STEAM, you get to look at the old steam engines!

 

Dave Crouch at
Chair ISRP European Section

Mike Williams at
Secretary ISRP European Section

October 24 th 2022

Newsletter – August 2022

1. 2022 European Section Webinars and Seminars

This year’s European Section online webinars are to be held in September (Basics), October (Silica), November (Welding) and December (Asbestos). The September webinar will be held on the 22nd September with a 2PM UK start time with the following speakers:-

  • Dan Warkander - Respiratory physiology – How and why humans breath? Senior Research Engineer US Navy Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory
  • Dr Eva Dickson - Fundamentals of Filtering RPDs (Powered & Non-Powered) Defence Scientist, Royal Military College of Canada and ISRP President
  • Radha Krishnan - Types of RPD -Breathing Apparatus (BA) Segment Marketing Manager, IND SAR and APR. MSA

Here is the link for registration for this meeting:

2. Section AGM

There will be an online AGM, which we would like to hold with the September webinar. Details of the exact time will follow.

 

Dave Crouch at
Chair ISRP European Section

Mike Williams at
Secretary ISRP European Section

August 14th 2022

Newsletter - July 2022

1. 2022 European Section Webinars and Seminars

This year’s European Section online webinars are to be held in September (Basics), October (Silica), November (Welding) and December (Asbestos). The September webinar will be held on the 22nd of September with a 2 UK start time with the following speakers:

  1. Dr Jan Schumacher - Respiratory physiology – How and why humans breathe? Guys and St Thomas NHS Hospital Trust, United Kingdom
  2. Dr Eva Dickson - Fundamentals of Filtering RPDs (Powered & Non-Powered) Defence Scientist, Royal Military College of Canada and ISRP President
  3. Radha Krishnan - Types of RPD -Breathing Apparatus (BA) Segment Marketing Manager, IND SAR and APR. MSA

We have a slot in each webinar for a member to present an “Introducing myself/my company” piece. This is designed to replace the face-to-face chat that would take place at normal meetings. Just let the Secretary know if you wish to take advantage of this.

2. Section AGM

There will be an online AGM, which we intend to hold with the September webinar. Details of the exact time will follow.

3. By-laws

David Crouch and I have been reviewing our by-laws. These were last revised in 2011. I am circulating our proposals for your consideration with this newsletter together with the previous version for comparison. These have to be with the members for 60 days before they are finally submitted for approval (or otherwise) by the membership. I would like any corrections or possible changes to be sent to the Secretary before the AGM so that we can cover them as an agenda item.

Dave Crouch at
Chair isrp European Section
Mike Williams at
Secretary isrp European Section

July 21st 2022 [note – there was no June Newsletter]

Newsletter – May 2022

1. International Online Conference 2022

The recent virtual international conference was a great success with roughly 250 registered participants. Some of you are getting this newsletter as you are new to the society and gained membership for 2022 as part of your conference fees. Welcome to the European Section of ISRP. We hope that you will decide to stay with us in 2023.

You all need to be aware that the videos of the sessions will be available on demand until the 12th of June. Would you also please fill in the survey, which should have been sent to you by the conference team.

2. 2022 European Section Webinars and Seminars

This year’s European Section online webinars are to be held in September (Basics), October (Silica), November (Welding) and December (Asbestos). We have a slot in each of these for a member to present an “Introducing myself/my company” piece. This is designed to replace the face to face chat that would take place at normal meetings. Just let the Secretary know if you wish to take advantage of this. Full details of dates and speakers to follow later.

We held a virtual committee meeting last week where we discussed getting back to face to face meetings. At the moment it seems that too many companies are still restricting travel opportunities for their staff to be sure of a good attendance so it was decided to not plan face to face until 2023.

There will be an online AGM, either held with the September webinar or as a separate short meeting in September. Your Secretary will circulate details of this between 60 and 30 days of the meeting as required by our by-laws.

Dave Crouch at
Chair isrp European Section
Mike Williams at
Secretary isrp European Section

May 25th 2022

Newsletter – March 2022

1. International Online Conference 2022 – Registration

The Society is organising an International on-line conference for May 10th to 12th 2022. Visit www.isrp.com for details where you register through a link to vfairs. There will be a registration fee for the conference and there will be opportunities for sponsorship. Obviously, protection against infectious respiratory disease will be a major theme of the conference.

If you are a member who has registered on www.isrp.com and who is in good standing you will find you member’s discount code by logging in, going to membership and clicking on “My Account”. If you are trying to register as part of an organisation with Corporate Membership and are not individually registered on www.isrp.com I can generate a code for you. If you think you are a member in good standing but cannot find a code on www.isrp.com then let me know.

The full conference will last from 10th to 12th May but, in addition there will also be an educational session which could be used for PD purposes on May 9th. This will be Americas Section based.

Sessions will be timed so that at least two of the time-zone regions (Americas, Europe and Far East) can participate live without having to be awake in the middle of the night. Sessions will be recorded.

2. 2022 European Section Webinars

Following the sections successful 2021 webinar programme, we are preparing a program for 2022. I have attached a flyer from our Chair, David Crouch, outlining the sessions that he has planned. You will be sent further emails on the webinars as the details are finalised.

3. Membership for 2022

The Society needs your support more than ever in these times. If you wish to join for the first time the best route is via the main website, www.isrp.com. You need to create a personal data field there as a member of the European Section to obtain access to the Society databases. When payment is requested ask to pay “off-line”. You will be directed to www.isrpeurope.com. where you register with the section and submit payment to us.

If you cannot use online credit card facilities for payment please contact the section secretary and we will send an invoice so you can pay via our bank.

Dave Crouch at
Chair isrp European Section

Mike Williams at
Secretary isrp European Section

March 10th 2022

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