Pre-forum Site Tours  
09:00 am Site Tour A: Showcasing Latest Electronic Tracking System For Dangerous Goods And Hazardous Substances Waste Management
Swift and accurate detection of dangerous goods and hazardous substances are two big concerns in waste management. However, handling these concerns has become remarkably easier now thanks to the latest technology and systems that have been developed in tracking dangerous goods and hazardous substances. The latest tracking system is an integrated tracking tool, with improved data analytics and reporting, that could deliver insights on sector activity, trends and highlight potential illegal activity. The new system will allow the user to monitor the movement of waste more swiftly and more accurately, compared to the old paper certificates, which may take too much time.

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12:30 pm Networking Luncheon
14:00 pm Site Tour B: Exploring Advanced Warehousing in Handling Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Materials
Featuring advanced warehousing systems equipped with the latest technology to enhance safety in handling and storing dangerous goods and hazardous materials. These warehousing systems have state of the art fire alarm system and firefighting facilities, cutting-edge warning system that can continuously monitor air quality, and have explosion proof fixtures that can contain any spark, if generated. The warehouse systems to be featured also has separate facilities for each classification of dangerous goods and hazardous materials to ensure that the storage conditions standard per classification are met. Updating the manner dangerous goods and hazardous materials are stored will radically decrease a workplace’s exposure to major risks.

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*Space In Each Site Tour Is Limited, Registrations Will Be Available On First Come, First Reserved Basis.

  Day 1 – Main Forum Agenda  
09:00 am Welcoming Speech, Opening Remarks & Thank You Sponsor Speech By Conference Producer
Regulatory Updates
09:15 am Lesson Learnt From Valmont Coatings’ Campbellfield Factory Fire That Threatened Resident’s Health With “Toxic Rainbow” 
  • Overview of the Campbellfield Factory Fire incident and its impact to the environment
  • What could have been done for a better risk management in handling hazardous substance to avoid this blaze?
  • What measurements from legislation that we can look into to avoid future incidents
09:45 am Complying To Latest Updates On Australian Dangerous Goods Code Edition 7.7
  • Outline and update on the NTC’s national project for improving the consistency and efficiency of regulating the land transport of dangerous goods in Australia
  • Update on the NTC’s development of Edition 7.7 of the Australian Dangerous Goods Code
Jeremy-Wolter-112x128 JEREMY WOLTER
Director Maintenance
National Transport Commission
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10:15 am Morning Refreshments & Networking Session
10:30 am International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG) And IATA Hazardous Goods Code Usage and Approval: What Shippers And Carriers Need To Know On Latest Changes
  • Standard procedure of DG packaging compliance confirmation with the requirements of IMDG Code (International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code) by sea
  • Classification according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) DG Regulations
  • Practical Implications and case studies
 Craig-Longmuir-112x128 CRAIG LONGMUIR
JRCC Chief (Maritime)
Australian Maritime Safety
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
11:00 am Dangerous Goods Roundtable Discussion  
  • Intelligent Video Tracking and Surveillance of Dangerous Goods
  • Ubiquitous Sensors and Cargo Monitoring
  • Container Integrity Technologies
  • Benchmarking Safety Compliance
  • Emerging Technologies for Detecting, Identifying, and Analyzing Hazardous Materials
  • Dangerous Goods for Ramps and Warehouse
Matt-Arkell-112x128 MATT ARKELL
Principal Technical Advisor – Dangerous Goods
NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA)
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Laurie-Kozloviz-112x128 LAURIE KOZLOVIC
Chief Strategic Development & Innovation Officer
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Adam-Foot-112x128 ADAM FOOT
Principal Project Integration (Technology)
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Michael-Eather-112x128 MICHAEL EATHER
Director, High Risk Dangerous Goods Taskforce
WorkSafe Victoria
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Managing Risk in Dangerous Goods And Hazardous Chemical, Materials and Environment
12:00 pm Innovations And Best Practices In Hazardous Goods Risk Safety Audit And Chemicals Risk Assessment For Job Site Safety
  • Best practices in risk identification in chemical related environment
  • Measuring the risk, risk appetite and severity of the potential risk caused by the hazardous substance and dangerous goods
  • Understand Hazchem risk assessment process and evaluate the level of risk to your organization
Michael-Coffey-112x128 MICHAEL COFFEY
Head of Hazardous Industries and Industry Practice
WorkSafe Victoria
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12:30 pm Lunch & Networking
13:30 pm How IoTs Wearables Are Revolutionizing Workplace Safety In Hazardous Environments By Detecting Toxic Gas Leaks
Manohar-Esarapu-112x128 MANOHAR ESARAPU
Head Of Data And Information
Port Philip
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14:00 pm Innovations In Packaging For Dangerous Goods
14:30 pm Innovations In Labeling For Dangerous And Hazardous Goods Substances
15:00 pm Afternoon Refreshment & Networking
15:30 pm Panel Discussion: Building A Sustainable Risk Control In Your Hazchem And Hazmat Control Measures To Minimize The Risk To Health And Safety
  • Determine what are the optimal and effective chemical controls measures that fits to your organization purpose
  • How WHS Regulations setting a benchmark to maintain your risk control measures
  • Key Examples on secure Hazchem and Hazmat risk control measure
  • Ensure your hazard control measure remain suited to nature and duration of work
  • Effectively implement Hazchem and Hazmat control measure and explore the challenges in implementation
Penny-Griffits_112x128 PENNY GRIFFITS
Head of Commercial – Manufactured Chemicals
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Chris-Cashman-112x128 CHRIS CASHMAN
Head Of Health, Safety & Environment
Freight Pacific National
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Nathan-Winter-112x128 NATHAN WINTER
President Elect
International Network of Safety and Health Professional Organisations
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Waste Disposal Management
16:00 pm New Electronic Tracking System In Tracking Illegal Storage Of Hazardous Material
  • What will impact with this new initiative from the Andrews Labor Government in cracking down illegal hazmat
  • How this fully GPS electronic tracking system can better record the production, movement and receipt of industrial waste
  • Providing improved quality data to detect potential risks of hazmat and early intervention
  • How will this fully electronic GPS tracking system play a role in the new Environment Protection Act legislation in 2020
Explosives Handling And Mine Safety In Australia
16:30 pm Case Study: Innovations In Explosives Handling And Mine Safety In Australia – Strategies To Countermeasure Unexpected Mining Incidents And Accidents
  • Surface Mining in Western Australia
  • Underground Mining in Queensland
Damian-Bassett-112x128 DAMIEN BASSETT
General Manager Safety, Kalari HSE
The Swire Group
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Pranav-Kamod-112x128 PRANAV KAMOD
Data and Digital Platforms Lead
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17:00 pm Illegal Waste Disposal
  • Outline of the challenge facing the industry and regulators
  • Outline of the impacts when not regulated properly
  • Outline of tactics and tools to (including intelligence systems) to catch those engaged illegal activity
Mark-Smith-112x128 MARK SMITH
Executive Officer
Victorian Waste Management Association (VWMA)
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Infectious Substances And Dangerous Goods Storage And Transport
17:30 pm Handling Infectious Substances Safe Storage And Transport
18:00 pm Closing Remarks By Conference Chairman
18:05 pm Champagne Networking Session
image-3 Enjoy a glass of champagne whilst networking with other like-minded individuals on topics that are of most interest to you and fellow delegates.

  Day 2 – Main Forum Agenda  
Supply Chain, Transportation And Logistics For Hazardous Goods
09:00 am Welcoming Speech, Opening Remarks & Thank You Sponsor Speech By Conference Producer
09:15 am Panel Discussion: Risk Assessment Method For Dangerous Goods In Australasian Tunnels
  • What are the limitation of the prohibition dangerous goods in travelling through tunnels in the city
  • Alternative risk assessment in determine the legitimation of transporting dangerous goods through tunnels
Debra-Kirk-112x128 DEBRA KIRK
Manager Legislative Maintenance
National Transport Commission
National Transport Commission
 09:45 am

Best Practices And Innovations On Transport Of Explosive And Flammable Goods

  • Specifics of transportation of hazardous cargo and explosives in containers
  • What are the Changes to the Transport of Ammonium Nitrate
  • The Implication for Other Dangerous Goods?
Shehan-Thambimuttu-112x128 SHEHAN THAMBIMUTTU
MCIPS (Chartered), Head Of Procurement Pacific
Air Liquide
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10:15 am Morning Refreshment & Networking & Networking
10:30 am Learning Lessons: Poor Storage And Handling Of Hazardous Substances Leading To Incidents
  • Control conditions necessary to maintain stability
  • Chemical and physical reactions with other subs
  • Past incidents – type and characteristics
  • Toxicity, health hazards and controlling exposure
11:00 am Isolation Control Of Hazardous Chemicals To Minimize Chemical Hazards With Appropriate Risk Controls  
  • Latest ADG Code in chemicals segregation, distances and barriers for toxic, flammable, corrosive and oxidizing substances
  • Indoor isolation control such as indoor safety cabinets and chemical store rooms to reduce stolen or misusage of chemical
  • Outdoor controls in managing risk of gas leakage, combusting chemicals
Emerging Technology In Dangerous Good Detection, Storage And Transport
11:30 am Use of Robots In Hazardous Environments
  • Fence line gas monitoring at chemical plants
  • Mobile leak detection in natural gas pipelines
  • Thermal imaging inspection to detect abnormal heating areas and equipment condition
Ali-Soofastaei-112x128 ALI SOOFASTAEI
Research Developer at the Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellence
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12:00 pm Most Promising Technologies: Innovations In Hazardous Chemicals Detection Sensors, Pressure Gauges And Cargo Monitoring
Pranav-Kamod-112x128 PRANAV KAMOD
Data and Digital Platforms Lead
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12:30 pm Lunch & Networking
13:30 pm Robots With Artificial Intelligence To Sort Hazardous Waste  
  • Equip the robot with “eyes” that can identify and distinguish items that contain hazardous material
  • Uses vision systems and “deep learning” to distinguish between different types of hazardous material
MAria Corpuz Logo Maria Corpuz
Senior Security Specialist
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14:00 pm Connected Workers: Using IoT Safety Wearables To Keep Industrial Workers Safe During Incidents
14:30 pm How Melbourne Water Is Using Virtual Reality To Improve Safety Outcomes
  • VR in the design review phase
  • VR for training to provide improved training experiences when dealing with high hazard tasks
Rachel-Smith-Photo-112x128 RACHEL SMITH
Manager SHEQ Integration & Specialised Services
Melbourne Water
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15:00 pm Afternoon Refreshment & Networking  
15:30 pm BHP Billiton Using Drones To Monitor Hazardous Environment In Improving Site Safety  
16:00 pm Case Study: How To Keep Its Engineers Safe In Hazardous Work By Using Immersive Virtual Reality (VR) Training
  • Using immersive 3D training environment, BP is now using virtual reality to train their field engineers when handling dangerous situations in offshore drilling rigs
  • With VR, Exxon can simulate the specific conditions of a drilling operation, including the same rocks, temperatures and pressures – even the same physical impact of the ocean currents – in order to replicate critical jobs on the rig
  • Emergency response, abnormal operations, upset scenarios, integrity critical procedures, and low probability high consequence events are simulated in their VR training headsets until the worker’s response becomes second nature and better able to respond to potentially unsafe situations
Pradeep-Khanna-112x128 PRADEEP KHANNA
Executive Director, Asia Pacific
VR AR Association
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Emergency Response Planning
16:30 pm The Golden First Minutes Of Chemical Hazmat Incident Response
  • Assessing risk from DG and Hazmat at incidents and work sites
  • Provision of inform decision to control and manage the incident
  • Communicating risks and incident status to stakeholders
  • Interpreting key SDS data for management of incidents
Jimmy-Seow-112x128 DR JIMMY SEOW
PFAS, Firefighting Foam And Hazmat Specialist; Adjunct Professor PFAS
Murdoch University
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17:00 pm Safe Transport Of Radioactive Material In Australia: Regulations And Case Studies
  • Legislative framework relating to the safe and secure transport of radioactive material
  • Managing the risks by quantity and nature of radioactive material being transported
  • Case studies regarding NORM and hospital radioactive wastes
  • Five main categories of materials can be identified:
    1. Radioactive materials required for medical purposes and scientific research
    2. Research reactor fuel
    3. Uranium, and other naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM)
    4. Sealed sources used in the mining and manufacturing industries
    5. Radioactive waste materials
 Massey-Reyes-112x128 DR MASSEY DE LOS REYES
Senior Radiation Protection Advisor
Environment Protection Authority South Australia (SA EPA)
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17:30 pm Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman