Spills & Chills – Effectively Handling Workplace Spills: A Chemical Engineer’s Perspective


Webinar: Spills & Chills – Effectively Handling Workplace Spills: A Chemical Engineer’s Perspective

Workplace spills can pose significant risks to the built and natural environment. A moderate-sized spill can impair air quality, impact subsurface soil and groundwater, and cause significant injury and business interruption. Although small spills are commonplace, larger or more hazardous spills require a thoughtful, practiced and robust approach to allow for expedited and effective mitigation at the source, before migration and property damage results. To these ends, this webinar will cover the following:

  • Anatomy of a spill: definition, types & severity factors
  • Regulatory drivers and best practices
  • Reporting and due diligence considerations
  • Lessons learned and prevention.

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About the presenter:

Matthew Allen, M.Eng., P.Eng. is a Consulting Engineer bringing over 18 years of experience in chemical, materials and environmental engineering. He’s Vice President of Strategic Development for Health, Environmental & Regulatory Services at Intertek. His strengths include chemicals and hazardous materials management; health & safety; environmental emergency planning; spills response and remediation. Matthew has spoken and written on various topics ranging from the management of hazardous material, to risk and liability management of spills and pollution prevention (P2) in industry. Matthew is also a national instructor with the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE).