Darryl Dixon

Associate Student
About
Darryl Dixon

Darryl is a former Bushfire CRC Associate Student, and has continued his research into the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC. His research topic examines the exposure of emergency service personnel to asbestos.

Darryl's research aim is to compare current Australian emergency services training, policies and procedures when the likelihood of exposure to asbestos is suspected or confirmed, ensuring they comply with Australian Standards and current Australian best practice policies.

The final product of Darryl's research will support the recommendations of the Asbestos Management Review (Australian Government, 2012) by consisting of three stages:

  1. A full report based on the research undertaken.
  2. An ‘Asbestos Awareness Workshop’ that can be used by any emergency service ororganisation to provide an induction on how to work with asbestos in the workplace or at incident scenes.
  3. A journal article for a peer reviewed publication.

Student project

This research is comparing current Australian emergency services training, policies and procedures when the likelihood of exposure to asbestos is suspected or confirmed. It will ensure that these policies and procedures comply with Australian Standards and best practice policies. A workshop on asbestos awareness will be developed for use by emergency service organisations.

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