2019 Hazardous Substances Management Summit

Compliance, use and lifecycle management of hazardous substances and environmental management

Event Details

2019 Agenda

Registration and coffee
Opening remarks from the Chair
Dr Birgit Rahm, Principal Consultant, Datachem Ltd
WorkSafe Address
Anne Forsyth, Technical Specialist (Hazardous Substances), WorkSafe
Modernising New Zealand’s chemical management regime
Dr Fiona Thomson-Carter, General Manager, Hazardous Substances & New Organisms,, Environmental Protection Authority
Morning break
Utilising the 3Cs in contractual management– working together to Consult, Co-operate and Co-ordinate
  • Understanding and sharing responsibilities for health and safety of workers under multiple management
  • Learning what it really means to collaborate and achieve a goal when working together in hazardous substances management
  • Looking at how to balance the 3Cs and provide strategic direction for good leadership and culture
Tim Clarke, Partner, Bell Gully
Measuring the risks to workers health from the effects of hazardous substances
  • Looking at the measurement of hazardous substances in workplace atmospheres
  • Understanding what a good monitoring strategy looks like
  • What should an employer and worker know?
  • Knowing what should be in a good report so that you can actively manage the risk to the worker
Derek Miller, Consultancy, Miller Hygiene Consultancy
Balancing between being compliant and being practical when designing and building hazardous protected facilities

Understand how to move the Chemical Industry in New Zealand forward through:

  • Finding practical solutions on how to operate an industry that is required to comply with NZ legislation for Hazardous Substances
  • Understanding how to alleviate the shortages in the test certification regime as a result of the newly introduced Health & Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017
  • Ensuring the right steps when planning for a total site rebuild to meet compliance with least disruption to business manufacturing and production demands
Barry Lawrence, Technical Director – Industrial, AECOM
Lunch break
Managing the effects of hazardous substances on the environment
  • Minimising harm to living organisms and workers from hazardous substances
  • Implementing innovative solutions in managing hazardous substances
  • Understanding the long-term benefits of regulating exposure and managing risk to the worker
Rex Alexander, Technical Director, Envirocom
Evaluating competencies in managing hazardous substances
  • What are the changes in regulation requirements in this space?
  • Understanding the measures to cover competency and tailoring to employees’ needs
  • Examining case studies from various settings in setting training needs analysis
  • Looking at the link between competency and safety differently


Dr Susan Edwards, Principal Consultant, Rivelin Safety
Emergency response, ensuring our safety and your business continuity
Kenton Rusbridge, Assistant Area Commander & National Advisor - Gas Detection, ​Fire and Emergency New Zealand
Summary remarks from the Chair
Assessing risk – re-entering the Pike River mine drift

Joint Keynote session with the National Health and Safety Leaders Summit

Dave Gawn, Chief Executive, Pike River Recovery Agency
Networking Drinks

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