Presentation Title
Workplace Exposures. Asbestos Screening & Education in 2016
 
About the Presentation

This session will cover workplace exposures that are still effecting our members in 2016. We will be sharing some screening and educational events that the Sheet Metal Workers are using to make their members aware of these exposures along with the screening made available to our members through a Labor and Management effort.

 
Presenter
Aldo Zambetti, Sheet Metal International Training Institute Field Representative  
 
Presenter Biography

Mr. Zambetti has been a Sheet Metal Worker out of Local 19 in Philadelphia for over 35 years. He has worked in the field for 20 of those years and has been involved in training for the past 16. He has served as a full time apprentice instructor and Training Coordinator for Local 19 in Philadelphia PA. Since 2012, Mr. Zambetti has moved to the International Training Institute where he services over 35 Training Centers in the Northeast United States. Mr. Zambetti earned his Bachelors Degree in Education from The National Labor College in 2011.

 
Presenter
Diane Blackburn, Administrator, Blacburn Occupational Health Specialists  
Presenter Biography

Diane has been a Radiation Therapist for over 30yrs. Through her tenure, Diane has developed extensive knowledge regarding the broad spectrum of disease associated with occupational exposures. Diane developed significant firsthand experience through the diagnosis and treatment of her father Dale Blackburn, a UA Local 47 member. Through his career as a fitter, Dale suffered many diseases associated with occupational exposures from asbestosis through pleural mesothelioma and esophageal cancer. After Dale’s death in 2005, Diane began to take notice of the significant number of trades workers and their family members who were being treated for late stage disease possible associated with occupational exposures and take home exposures.

Today Diane combines her extensive medical experience and OSHA training to develop education utilized by the Mechanical and Building Trades. It is her combination of medical and safety training that makes the programs offered through Blackburn Occupational Health Specialists easily understood and retained. It has been Diane’s goal to prevent late stage disease diagnosis, which will yield more treatment options, better treatment outcomes and an improved quality of life.  Diane’s belief has always been “No worker should pay the price of their life or the life of a loved one because they went to work”.