PERTH IN PERSON EVENT - Western Australia Work, Health & Safety / Asbestos Industry Update and Current Trends
Faculty of Asbestos Management of Australia and New Zealand (FAMANZ) and ALGA look forward to bring a combined industry event as we work together to promote industry best practice and collaboration.
The new Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 (WHS Regulations) commenced on the 31 March 2022, bringing the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 into full force along with harmonising WA with Australia’s other states and territories (excluding Victoria). Along with the implementation of the Regulations were several changes which relate to asbestos removal/assessor licencing and asbestos related activities.
This session will provide industry with an overview of the current state of play in Western Australia.
For FAMANZ Members please send an email to email@example.com adding in the subject line ‘’ALGA/FAMANZ Perth Event’’ to get your member rate.
Valerie Hall has worked at WorkSafe for 23 years with the last 20 being within in the inspectorate. The first 3 were in the policy area where she was involved in the development of guides, guidance notes and general information. The last 6 years she has worked in the Occupational Hygiene and Noise Team with the emphasis on asbestos issues. 18 Months ago this team divided to have a specific Asbestos Team in which she is the senior inspector and currently acting team manager.
Department of Health
Pierina Otness has worked as an occupational hygienist in the mining and health industries and is a full member of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygiene (MAIOH), a “risk management” member of FAMANZ and a member of ALGA and ACTRA. She is currently the Senior Toxicologist in the Environmental Health Directorate, Department of Health Western Australia. With a career spanning across both occupational and environmental health, Piera has developed a strong interest in health risk assessment of contaminants in air, soil and water and in health risk communication.
Samuel Jackson is a Director of Thuroona Services and Hazrad Australia which both entities perform hazardous waste remediation and collection across Australia. Samuel is a Director and full member - Remediation of FAMANZ(MFMANZ) and is a sitting member of both the ALGA Asbestos Special Interest group and the ALGA Western Australia Branch Committee. Samuel is a Class A Asbestos licence holder, Licenced Asbestos Assessor with significant experience covering over 15 years in complex asbestos removal, contaminated site remediation including large state significant emergency asbestos incidents and chemical clean-up involving controlled waste/dangerous goods.
Samuel is very proactive in industry engagement striving to encourage and support broad industry collaboration on best practice from legislation compliance right through to upskilling our current and future industry colleagues on emerging remediation techniques with an end goal of making our workplaces a safe place.
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