2018 Safety 360
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2018 Hazardous Substances Management Summit
Addressing compliance, use and best practice lifecycle management of hazardous substances
27 - 28 Mar 2018Ellerslie Event Centre, Auckland
· The importance of creating a safety strategy and following through with robust systems when dealing with hazardous substances
· Ensuring staff are trained, well informed and have the tools to self- manage against hazards
· How a strong strategy promotes an internal safety culture and minimises risk to health and the environment
· Reform of hazardous substances management under the HSNO Act resulting from the Working Safer Reforms
· Insights into the EPA’s Hazardous Substances Notices which came into force on 1st December 2017, and their implications for businesses
· Understanding the impacts of the changes regarding the roles of WorkSafe and the Environmental Protection Authority
· Key duties of persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) under the EPA Notices
· EPA Controls Database and other resources to aid compliance
· Understanding the health risks of an increasing number of known air pollutants
· When is it timely or essential for air quality testing to be performed?
· What are the best practice guidelines for minimising health risk of airborne pollutants to employees?
· Introducing the Hazardous Substances Surveillance System (HSSS) which produces information on diseases and injuries caused by hazardous substances
· How is the programmed funded? It is funded by the Ministry of Health
· Insights into the findings by the EHI Programme
· Asserting why, while there is attention to the correct storage and labelling of hazardous chemicals, the distribution of these chemicals is often overlooked
· How the client, installers and suppliers have worked together to ensure correct piping systems and installation procedures
· Providing the client with a safe operating system protecting their people, their plant and the environment.
· Examples of the successful re-use of contaminated land
· Highlighting the issues and long-lasting effects of contamination though both naturally occurring containments and industry pollution
· Making a case for safer storage and disposal of hazardous substances
· Presenting case studies of hazardous incidents; what went wrong and where?
· What can be done to reduce risk before and incident?
· How to manage the aftermath if the worst occurs
· When is a risk assessment mandatory under the legislation?
· Procedures for assessing risk effectively and does one size fit all?
· Documenting, monitoring and rating risk assessment
· The what’s, how’s, where’s, and why’s of designing an air quality study to determine worker exposure
· More than just waving a magic PID: choosing the correct equipment to generate the required data
· A PCBU’s guide to asbestos air monitoring
· Case study: monitoring ambient and occupational exposure to silica within post-Hurricane Sandy recovery New York City subway tunnels
· Understand your obligations and the requirements as a business owner under the law and designing an asbestos management plan by April 2018
· How to identify asbestos exposure risk in your workplace or property
· What are the key tools, standards and procedures for managing and mitigating this risk?
· Better understanding human behaviours in major incidents
· Identifying human behaviours in major incidents
· Developing effective actions to prevent errors occurring
· Making a case for investigating the health risks of long term exposure to pesticides and fertilisers to agri-workers
· Exploring organic and non- chemical farming methods as a feasible alternative across the farming industry in New Zealand
· What are the key outcomes of recent research?
· What are the unique risks associated with hazardous substances during and following earthquakes, floods, storms and fire
· Understanding possible emergency situations and their unique risks
· How to prepare for a potential chemical spill
· Complying with legislation with regards to emergency preparation
· Learning opportunities taken from historical emergency situations in New Zealand and overseas
· An overview of the safety procedures associated with importing and exporting
· Best practice for transportation and logistics
· Understanding storage, monitoring, hazard registers and inventory management
· Safe measures for the disposal of hazardous substances