2018 Safety 360
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2018 Hazardous Substances Management Summit
Addressing compliance, use and best practice lifecycle management of hazardous substances
· 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
Kim Comben, Principal Specialist Hazardous Substances, Worksafe
· 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?
In this case study Janet Connochie reports on the practical aspects of implementing changes to the rules on managing hazardous substances moving from the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act (HSNO) to the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations.
· 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.
Izak Oktober, Territory Manager, Asmuss Plastic Systems
· 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
· A balanced approach for the safe 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
- What are the major risks of asbestos to workers and organisations?
- What can be done to mitigate risk?
- What advance in testing and harm reduction have been made in recent years?
· 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