On June 7th & 8th 2017 IDC Technologies hosted the HAZCHEM Conference in Perth, Western Australia. The event covered chemical safety management and how to comply with the Globally Harmonised System (GHS).
The aim of this conference was to update everyone who comes in contact with hazardous chemicals on GHS implementation in WA. The event explored the variety of updates required and pre-empted the issues the introduction of the GHS would have on local businesses and industry. The event also aimed to ensure that delegates were aware of how to stay legally compliant with Australian and international laws and regulations.
The conference was made up of nine presentations, including two half day workshops from keynote speakers, Craig Watt, General Manager of Chem-Safe Australia; and Vince Pacecca, Chief Scientific Officer at ChemAlert & Risk Management Technologies.
The presentation topics were entitled:
- GHS Awareness Training Course
- Diamonds are Forever – Dangerous Goods & GHS
- The GHS in WA – A Regulator’s Perspective
- Labelling Hazardous Chemicals in Accordance with the GHS
- An Auditors Experience with Chemical Management – A Journey through the Lenses of a Camera
- Classifying Chemicals in Accordance with the GHS – Substances and Mixtures
- Challenges of the GHS from a Universal Perspective.
- ChemCentre – Managing Chemical Hazards to Protect the Community
- Best Practice Chemical Safety
- Chemical Management - Goldfinger, Gold Databases or Gold Registers
The conference was very interactive with audience members invited to ask questions throughout the presentations making for an engaging and collaborative event. Feedback from the conference delegates included the following comments:
“All presenters were knowledgeable and passionate about their areas of expertise."
“Vince Pacecca provided a great in-depth presentation on classifying chemicals using the GHS - he has valuable expertise in this field.”
“Craig Watt has excellent knowledge of the GHS and communicated information very well.”
IDC would like to give a big thank you to the sponsors of the event Chem-Safe Australia, Chem-Alert and Teksal.