AIOH Chapter Meeting – Victoria – 18 July 2024 – AIOH

AIOH Chapter Meeting – Victoria – 18 July 2024

20/06/2024
State Chapter Meeting

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  • 446 City Rd, South Melbourne VIC 3205
  • 18/07/2024
  • Thursday, 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Shane Collins 0433125305
  • AIOH

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  • $ 25.00 MEMBER
  • $ 10.00 AIOH STUDENT (Proof of study to be presented upon entry)
  • $ 35.00 NON MEMBER
  • $ 15.00 NON MEMBER STUDENT (Proof of study to be presented upon entry)
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AIOH Chapter Meeting – Victoria – 18 July 2024

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Thursday, 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
18/07/2024

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The Tottenham Remediation Project

In 2018 an industrial warehouse facility in Tottenham, Melbourne caught fire, sending plumes of black smoke across the city, in what would become one of Melbourne’s most significant fire events.

The fire, which burned for nearly two weeks, left behind a tangled pile of collapsed warehouse, friable asbestos roofing and millions of litres of waste, including drums, intermediate bulk containers (IBCs), acetylene cylinders and other toxic waste.

Once the fire was extinguished, the site was revealed to comprise a clandestine dangerous goods storage facility, illegally storing chemicals of an unknown nature and quantity.

WorkSafe Victoria exercised its statutory powers under the Dangerous Goods Act (1985) in November 2019 to take any necessary action to ensure the safe removal and disposal of dangerous goods, after the site duty holder failed to comply with WorkSafe and EPA clean up notices.

What followed was one of the most complex, hazardous and high profile remediation clean-up projects in the state’s history.

Michael Eather and Sarina Serovski (former WorkSafe Victoria), were charged with management of the remediation project, and oversaw everything from the engagement of specialist contractors, the development of the occupational hygiene management plan, to the final sign off after formal remediation.

Please join us at the July Chapter Meeting to hear directly from Michael and Sarina how they navigated the challenges of the project and successfully delivered the remediated site.

 

The details

Session Details:

Date: 18 July 2024

Time: 5.00pm - 830pm

Cost:

MEMBERS $25.00

NON MEMBER $35.00

AIOH STUDENTS 10.00

NON MEMBES STUDENT $15.00

Location: WaySide Inn 446 City Rd, South Melbourne VIC - MAP

PRESENTERS

Michael Eather

Michael is a passionate safety leader who seeks to implement contemporary solutions to organisational challenges using a risk-based approach. With extensive experience working in hazardous environments and more recently as a health & safety regulator, Michael ensures projects are delivered and achieve their objective.

High Risk Dangerous Goods Project, Vic
• Project Director for the testing, removal, transport and destruction of over 25 million litres of dangerous goods from 14 sites in Melbourne’s north and west.
• Engaged with regulators and agencies to mitigate project and site risks
• Safely completed project under-budget ($110M) and ahead of schedule

Major Hazard Facility Licence Auditing, Vic
• Led audit teams, assessing OHS and dangerous goods legislation compliance.
• Worked closely with a MHF and fire services on critical fire system deficiencies, with over $1M invested to remedy
• Led an ‘independent safety audit’ of MHF maintenance Turnaround following a Fair Work Commission decision

Review of Ethyl-Chloroformate Handling, Vic
• Undertook a systematic review of handling of highly toxic ethyl chloroformate to ensure ongoing compliance with OHS legislation.
• Re-designed drum handling procedure and equipment; minimizing manual handling and potential for exposure to hazardous substance

Review of Explosive Operations, Vic
• Reviewed approach to explosive collection and destruction by government agencies and departments to determine safety, effectiveness and compliance.
• Review identified significant deficiencies in operational effectiveness

Sarina Serovski

Sarina is an experienced safety leader having worked across regulation, manufacturing, logistics and construction. A subject matter expert in OHS and DG, Sarina has developed, maintained and
monitored safety systems to drive performance and improve workplace culture.

West Footscray Fire Site Remediation, Vic
• Project managed complex regulatory intervention and remediation project.
• Applied contemporary risk management to reduce risk to employees and the community during removal of over 6500 tonnes of DG
• Safely completed project under-budget and ahead of schedule

Construction of Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility, Vic
• Oversaw the construction of a new hazardous waste treatment facility.
• Engaged with contractors, Comcare and EPA Vic to ensure timely delivery of site works and approvals

Paper Manufacturing Facility, Vic
• Worked with manufacturing leadership team on building internal incident investigation capability.

Logistics Company, Vic
• Developed and implemented injury prevention and reduction programs, achieving >50% reduction in
Total Recordable Injury Rate

Hazardous Waste Facilities, Various (Vic/SA)
• Assessed hazardous waste facilities against OHS/WHS, DG legislation.
• Investigated facility post significant fire event to determine root cause

MHF Licence Verification/Auditing, Vic
• Led audit teams, assessing OHS and dangerousgoods legislation compliance.

 

 

CONTACT - Shane Collins - AIOH VIC STATE LIAISON

 0433125305

 

 

 

 


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