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Introductory level Dangerous Goods, Storage and Handling Workshop – March 14, 2012

14 March 2012 @ 8:45 am - 12:30 pm


From 1 January 2012, significant changes have taken place to the National model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations. These changes will affect the way we store, handle and transport dangerous goods and hazardous substances.

The progress made by each state and territory in adopting these changes has varied greatly. Therefore, organisations have an obligation to ensure they are up to date with these developments. Obligations include ensuring that your staff are up to date with the changes and that they have received adequate training to comply with the latest legislation.

The AEBN recommends that staff receive refresher training every 2 to 3 years. The Workshop will provide information on the new Regulations, the Global Harmonisation System Labels, the changes to the new standard for Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and much more.

The AEBN Introductory Level to Dangerous Goods Storage and Handling Workshop will cover the following topics.


  • An overview of the various Global Harmonisation System Labels and changes to the national standard for Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • An overview of Dangerous Goods Storage & Handling Regulations
  • Changes to Australian Dangerous Goods Code ADG7 Edition
  • Chain of responsibility and safety obligations for manufacturers, occupiers, loaders, transferors, etc.,
  • Understanding the terminology, i.e. Proper Shipping Name, Class, Subsidiary Risk, Packing Group, UN Number, Haz-chem Code and much more
  • Detailed review of the 9 Classes of Dangerous Goods
  • Changes to the Classifications
  • The incompatibilities and their hazards
  • Details of the changes to Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), their content and application
  • Sources of information
  • The use of Australian Standards and their purpose.


 John Manning: AEBN Dangerous Goods Specialist (Australian Environment Business Network)

 John is AEBN’s National Dangerous Goods Specialist. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge that spans well over 30 years in dangerous goods, hazardous substances, risk assessments and management, Emergency Response, MSDSs, training, auditing and consultancy, in particular within the Australian and Asia Pacific Region’s chemical, plastics, mining, textitles, food and agricultural sectors.

Who should attend?

The Introductory Workshop is most relevant to those personnel with a general understanding of Dangerous Goods Storage and Handling requirements; or those personnel that require a refresher of the new laws and requirements.



14 March 2012
8:45 am - 12:30 pm