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A Hidden
Explosive
Hazard
CSG March 2019 Presenter: Richard Greenwood, RG Chemical Safety

An explosive hazard hidden in plain sight

Presentation by: Richard Greenwood, RG Chemical Safety

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Combustible dust can be a hidden chemical hazard in workshops, factories, storage facilities and many other places. Because it’s not classified as a hazardous substance or as dangerous goods, it is often ignored in workplace procedures and risk control. The significance of this was discussed by chemical hazards expert Richard Greenwood in a lunchtime presentation to Central Safety Group on 12 March.
The consequences of not recognising the presence of combustible dust were dramatically demonstrated recently when two workers doing routine maintenance were seriously injured in a workplace explosion in Victoria. The result was an Enforceable Undertaking for the company involved, including preparation of basic workplace training materials and a video for awareness of the hazard. Richard spoke about this case as part of its compliance with WorkSafe’s Enforceable Undertaking.
He explained how fine combustible dusts are likely to form and potentially explode when disturbed in an enclosed space. He also discussed how to detect and manage risks associated with this.

The presenter:

Richard Greenwood has spent over 25 years working in chemical safety training and consulting and has been involved in the development of some key chemical safety regulations. His career includes 15 years as Manager, Compliance and Training with Chemwatch, an international company with its headquarters in Australia. He now has his own business, RG Chemical Safety.

 
 

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CSG February 2022 Zoom event - Presenter: Kevin Jones, Editor, SafetyAtWorkBlog



New perspectives on OHS

Presented by Presented by Kevin Jones, Editor, SafetyAtWorkBlog

Tuesday 8 February 2022, noon
CSG Zoom Lunchtime Presentation
Non-Members welcome to attend

New perspectives on OHS
Catch up with some of the latest thinking and writing on OHS with Kevin Jones. He will discuss some of the latest ideas and information he’s found in recently-published books by leading OHS and economics experts and political scientists in Australia and elsewhere. Topics will include the bystander effect, workplace mental health, ethical socialism, ‘dirty work’ and more, but all related to OHS.

About the Speaker:

Kevin Jones is well known for his award-winning SafetyAtWorkBlog. He has been a consultant, writer and commentator on OHS matters for many years.
Kevin recently undertook some legal professional privilege work in Victoria and Darwin while working full time on a rail construction project. He is also a Life Member of Central Safety Group.

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Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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