Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace

Michele Stromquist was the presenter at the Safety Group Webinar held today 21/7/2021.  Michele is a State Inspector with SafeWork NSW in the Dangerous Good and Explosive Team.

Michele’s presentation was extremely informative.  She spoke about the tragic workplace incident with multiple fatalities as a result of exposure to hydrogen sulphide gas.

Michele provided links to video and documentation to mitigate risks and prevent similar incidents occurring- see below

The District Court of NSW ordered the company (apart from being fined $1,012,500 ) to develop a training material, which is very helpful and explanatory  – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo2XN43lXAc

The SafeWork Safety Alert https://www.safework.nsw.gov.au/safety-alerts/safety-alerts/exposure-of-workers-to-hydrogen-sulphide-gas

Please refer to Exposure to Hydrogen Sulfide – The First Aid Procedure https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoE6iJdVI1U

And Confined Spaces Code of Practice https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/system/files/documents/1705/mcop-confined-spaces-v3.pdf

This incident was recorded so please let me know if you wish to see the recording – f0r information on joining future webinars please contact me