2020 Safety 360



The 2020 Hazardous Substances Management Forum is the key update for those working with hazardous substances in New Zealand workplaces. This 1-day conference will update and clarify regulation, methods of management, land remediation and mitigating the impact of hazardous substances on worker and environmental health.

2020 Agenda

Registration and coffee
Opening remarks from the Chair
Derek Miller, Consultancy, Miller Hygiene Consultancy
Workplace Chemical Safety : A 2020 Report Card
  • Global Chemical Industry’s Responsible Care© commitment exceeds compliance
  • Collaboration between Regulators and the Regulated
  • Risk Aversion compromises Compliance
Barry S Dyer, Chief Executive, Responsible Care New Zealand
Examining recent and upcoming HSNO legislative and regulatory updates
  • Interpreting recent legislative and regulatory changes and how they can be transitioned in a pratical sense
  • Examining recent HSNO cases that are affected the way current legislation and regulations are interpreted
  • Looking into areas where future legislative and regulatory changes will need to be made
Edwin Boshier, Senior Associate, Duncan Cotterill
Morning break
Risk assessment for hazardous substances
Rex Alexander, Technical Director, Envirocom
Securing compliance for Class 6 and Class 8 substances
  • Navigating the HS Regulations and links to General Risk and Workplace Management (GRWM)
  • Health risk assessment and Workplace Exposure Standards (WES)
Suzanne Broadbent, Principal Consultant, HaS Experise Limited
Overseeing your sites to ensure beyond audit-level hazardous substances management
  • Examining wide-spread practices that are no-longer permitted under current legislation and regulations
  • Examining examples of where companies have let their guard slip, the outcomes, and how they remedied the issue
  • Advice for educating and working with managers, supervisors and employees to ensure that all parts of the company keep hazardous substances management above minimum compliance levels
Bridgette Jennings, Managing Director, Chemsafety
Lunch break
Panel: Facilitating knowledge sharing
  • Avenues and methods for building knowledge sharing networks within and across industries and regions
  • Utilising shared information and knowledge to solve common hazazrdous substances issues
  • Discussing the role regulatory authorities and compliance certifiers could play in a facilitated knowledge network
Bridgette Jennings, Managing Director, Chemsafety
Suzanne Broadbent, Principal Consultant, HaS Experise Limited
Ken Clarke, Compliance Manager, Responsible Care New Zealand
Case study: Land remediation and restoration of the natural environment
  • Examining the causes of the incident and how these lead to the incident
  • Steps and processes undertaken to ensure that remediation efforts returned the site to a pre-incident state
  • Post remediation efforts undertaken to ensure that a similar incident doesn’t occur elsewhere
Emma Trembath, Technical Director, AECOM New Zealand
Case study: Ensuring public safety during hazardous substances incidents
  • Examining the roles that the responding services play in an incident and how best to work with them
  • Steps to take for ensuring post incident clean-up, monitoring (if needed) and site remediation
  • Prevention is the best preparation – preventative lessons to learn from the most common incidents
Kenton Rusbridge, National Advisor Gas Detection, Fire and Emergency New Zealand
Afternoon break
Utilising technology to improve hazardous substance management practices
  • Looking at recent automated and remote monitoring advancements that will contribute to improved hazardous substances management practices
  • Examining how these advancements can be applied within New Zealand’s HSNO management environment
  • Understanding the limitations of automated and remote technologies
Frank Macdonald, Workgroup Manager – Occupational Hygiene, WSP New Zealand
Featured keynote: Drop your tools – does expertise have a dark side?

All professionals possess some measure of expertise, and not only is this expertise useful, it is usually also necessary to do the job. In general, this expertise is viewed as a good thing. But what if there is an issue with expertise? Is expertise always a good thing?


Join Sean as he uses real life instances of expertise failure to explore:

  • the limits of expertise and understanding when they’ve been reached
  • the role that human behaviour plays in preventable incidents
  • psychological studies that examine the concept of Priming and the reasons why expertise can sometimes let us do
Sean Brady, Managing Director, Brady Heywood
Closing remarks and Networking drinks
Derek Miller, Consultancy, Miller Hygiene Consultancy
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