PLASTICS|SA EVENT CALENDAR

Sep
16
Mon
ARMO International Conference 2019 @ Sun City
Sep 16 @ 2:22 pm – Sep 18 @ 3:22 pm
Cleanup and Recycle Week
Sep 16 @ 2:30 pm – Sep 21 @ 3:30 pm

The International Coastal Cleanup is the largest coastal clean-up internationally and nationally and we are working towards covering as much of the coastal regions, offshore islands and waterways of South Africa.

We are busy preparing for the 2019 Clean-up and Recycle Week with the highlight being the International Coastal Cleanup. Find out more.   Please register your cleanup/s as soon as possible.  We would like to capture all registrations by end August.

The number of citizen-based clean-ups have never been as many as now and this means that the need for audited clean-ups is more important.    The International Coastal Cleanup fills that vacuum of information gathering.  The data collected provides a citizen science based insight into the man-made material found on the coastline.

We are also in search of those individual “champions” that organize cleanups during the year.  If you know of someone that you think needs some recognition and some cash as a prize, please enter him/her/them for the Caroline Reid Award.

Please pass this message on to anyone that you believe could be part of this initiative to ensure that awareness is increased on non-littering and proper waste management, and how the lack of these factors is affecting the environment negatively.   

Oct
1
Tue
IMDG General Awareness/ Refresher Training @ Kingfisher Conference Centre
Oct 1 @ 10:09 am – 11:09 am

International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, Including Amendment 39-18 published September 2018

 

Do you Export and is your training up to date?

IMDG Code Training has been mandatory for ALL shore side staff involved in the supply chain of dangerous goods transport by sea since January 2010.

Chapter 1.3 spells out Training requirements which includes
– General Dangerous Goods Awareness Training
– Safety Training for all personnel involved
– Job specific for certain job categories
– It now includes CTU Packing Code & VGM

It also requires periodic refresher Training, especially when the new 2 yearly amendments are published.
Amendment 39-18 was published in September 2018.

2019 is the transition year for phase-in and mandatory  from 1 January 2020.

General Awareness Training – essential for those responsible for operations and workers involved in the various activities concerning dangerous goods packaging, container packing, loading, transport, stowage and documentation to ensure familiarisation with dangerous goods transport regulations,  contents of th IMDG Code, awareness of the duties and responsibilities that arise from them, and the consequences of non-compliance. 
Job Specific Training – focus on job categories specified in the IMDG e.g. consignors, packers, booking office and clerical staff, freight forwarders, cargo handlers, loading and unloading operations etc.
Amendment 39-18 also requires Training on CTU Packing Code of Practice and the SOLAS VGM Regulations.
This 1 day course is aimed at Managers, Supervisors and Administrators as well as Warehouse Personnel, Clerical Workers, Customer Service and Sales Personnel, and any others who need a general understanding of the regulations

Course Content –

  • Overview of the IMDG Code and contents
  • The link between the IMDG Code and the UN Model Regulations for transport of dangerous goods, ADR & RID Regulations, and ICAO Air Transport
  • Amendment 39-18 – key changes
  • Training requirements for different job categories
  • Responsibilities in the Supply Chain
  • Classification of dangerous goods
  • Containment of DG – Packaging selection & UN certification of packaging
  • Use of the dangerous goods list
  • Marking and Labelling requirements
  • Documentation requirements
  • Loading of CTU’s and placarding
  • CTU Packing Code of Practice & Container weighing for VGM Regulations compliance

Various exercises and handouts will be included to assist highlight key issues, and facilitate understanding of the requirements, a demonstration of the Exis Technologies IMDG e-learning given

Certificate of Attendance will be presented at the end of the course

Oct
2
Wed
GHS Introduction Training @ Kingfisher Conference Centre
Oct 2 all-day

Are you familiar with the GHS and New Regulations?
Are your Safety Data Sheets – SDS, and product labels GHS compliant?

What is the GHS and what does it mean to YOU and YOUR Business? The Globally Harmonised System for Classification and Labelling of chemicals is Global and Local best practice AND a Legal requirement.

Exporters take note that the GHS became mandatory from 1 June 2015 in Europe + many other Countries around the world, ALL SDS & labels must comply – are yours Compliant?
The GHS came into effect in SA in January 2015 under the Dept. of Environmental Affairs, Waste Classification Regulations for Classification of waste and GHS compliant Safety Data Sheets!.  It will also come into effect soon under a number of SA Regulations primarily the

  • Dept. Labour OHS Act – Hazardous Chemical Agents Regulations
  • Dept. Health, Hazardous Substances Act for classification of Group 1 and 2 chemicals
  • Dept. Agriculture Pesticides & Biocides for SDS and Labels.

The 1-day Introduction Course will demystify the confusion surrounding implementation of the GHS both in South Africa and Internationally. It is facilitated by Liz Anderson, who represents RPMASA on the UN Committee of Experts for the Transport of dangerous goods and the GHS.

It provides a solid understanding of what the GHS is and compliance imperatives for representatives from Industry and Government, particularly Management and Supervisors who have OHS Act responsibilities for their people, as well as Technical, SHEQ, RISK, Marketing, HR & Communications.
This course answers key questions: –

  • What is it’s purpose?
  • Legal framework Global and South Africa?
  • SADC Policy?
  • Is it best practice, or a legal requirement?
  • Who, and What sectors does it impact on?
  • Is it’s primary focus for industry and/or retail?
  • What impact does it have on transport placards & labeling?
  • How does it differ from transport classification?
  • How to start GHS classification?

About the Facilitators:
Liz Anderson has many years’ industry experience in, chemical, food, beverage, agriculture, pharmaceutical, plastics, packaging and supply chain. She consults on environmental & chemical management including Risk & Impact Assessments, Audits, Training & the GHS
Liz provides Technical expertise for the RPMASA, who she represents at the UN Committee of Experts for Transport of Dangerous Goods and the GHS. She works closely with National Departments of Environment, Labour, Transport, Health and Agriculture for new legislation and regulations.
Liz presents at various National & International Conferences  and presented Training on various Chemicals topics and the GHS.

Oct
3
Thu
Manufacturing Indaba Eastern Cape @ Boardwalk Conference Centre
Oct 3 – Oct 4 all-day
The Eastern Cape Manufacturing Indaba to be hosted from the 3 – 4 October 2019 in Port Elizabeth, is set to intricately delve into such policies that aim to encourage governmental departments and agencies as well as Provincial manufacturers to source products and services from previously under-utilised suppliers. The conference aims to impart insights on best practice supplier diversity development implementation in an effort to assist industrialists to sustainably integrate Black-owned suppliers into their supply chains.
GHS Advanced Training @ Kingfisher Conference Centre
Oct 3 @ 10:16 am – Oct 4 @ 11:16 am

GHS – Globally Harmonised System for Classification and Labelling of Chemicals
Do you know how to classify to the GHS?
Kingfisher Conference Centre – Mt. Edgecombe – Durban

Are you responsible for:

  • Compiling Safety Data Sheets & Labels
  • Workplace Risk Assessments

Do you know how to classify to GHS?
Are your SDS and product labels GHS compliant?

What is the GHS and what does it mean to YOU and YOUR Business? The GHS is Global and Local best practice AND a Legal requirement.

Exporters take note that the GHS became mandatory from 1 June 2015 in Europe + many other Countries around the world, ALL SDS & labels must comply – are your SDS and Labels Compliant?

The GHS came into effect in SA in January 2015 under the Dept. of Environmental Affairs, Waste Classification Regulations for classification of waste and GHS compliant Safety Data Sheets!.  It will also come into effect soon under a number of different Regulations primarily the Dept. Labour OHS Act – Hazardous Chemical Substances Regulations, plus the Dept. Health, Hazardous Substances Act for classification of Group 1 and 2 chemicals, as well as Dept. Agriculture for SDS and Labels.

The 2-day Advanced course is the next step for Technical, SHEQ and RISK Management Professionals who are responsible to classify their products, create Safety Data Sheets, and GHS compliant labels, as well as conduct workplace Risk Assessments. It is also helpful for Research and Marketing personnel who are involved in formulating products to understand the new labelling requirements.

About the Facilitators:
Liz Anderson has many years’ industry experience in, chemical, food, beverage, agriculture, pharmaceutical, plastics, packaging and supply chain. She consults on environmental & chemical management including Risk & Impact Assessments, Authorizations, Audits, Training & the GHS
Liz leads the RPMASA, which she represents at the UN Committee of Experts for Transport of Dangerous Goods and the GHS, and works closely with National Departments of Environment, Labour, Transport, Health and Agriculture for new legislation and regulations.
Liz has presented at various National & International Conferences – and presented Training on various Chemicals topics related to the GHS.
Anne Bindoff – Has many years’ experience in the pollution and waste management area in industry: research work as well as in the regulatory field. Anne specializes in waste management specifically and the legal requirements for waste acceptances.  She has several years’ experience in integrated audits, chemical management, GHS systems and assessment of GHS documents for legal compliance.

Oct
8
Tue
IMDG General Awareness/ Refresher Training @ Plastics SA
Oct 8 all-day

International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code
Including Amendment 39-18 published September 2018

Do you Export and is your training up to date?

Dec
10
Tue
Fire Resistance in Plastics Conference @ Maritim Hotel
Dec 10 – Dec 12 all-day

13th Edition of AMI’s International Fire Resistance in Plastics Conference.