Kate Cole OAM

Kate Cole OAM is an independent occupational hygienist who specialises in the prevention of dust diseases.

Kate's work on preventing silicosis has been informed by the completion of a Winston Churchill Fellowship and her extensive work on major construction and tunnelling projects in Australia and abroad.

Kate is regularly sought after to provide her expert opinion on issues relating to airborne hazards including respirable crystalline silica. She has held esteemed positions including the past presidency of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists and the co-chair of the National Silicosis Prevention Strategy Expert Steering Committee.

In recognition of her outstanding contributions to workplace health and safety, Kate was awarded the Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia and was included in the Covid-19 Honour Roll in the 2022 Australia Day Honours.

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