Webinar: The Use Of Safety Data Sheets During Chemical Incidents

  • 28 September 2021
  • 14:00 - 15:30
  • Online, webinar
  • 161


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Webinar: The Use Of Safety Data Sheets During Chemical Incidents

Precise, accurate and timely information on chemicals is vital in allowing emergency responders to plan an effective response to incidents such as spillages or fires safely. This information allows them to carry out their risk assessments.

Key information may include physical state, expected reactions, density and solubility.

The aim of this webinar is to bring an emergency responder’s perspective insofar as how Safety Data Sheets (SDS) are commonly used and what information emergency responders expect and hope to see in SDS and how they then use it.

This is particularly relevant for mixtures where the properties and behaviour of the final mixture differ from the substance ingredients used to make it and the SDS offers the only source of information.

We will use case study examples to show how SDS content has influenced incident strategy.

Our Presenter

Bill Atkinson, Chief Scientific Advisor – Adler and Allan Group and Scientific Advisor to West Midlands Fire Service

Bill is the Chief Scientific Advisor within the UK-based Adler and Allan Group. He heads up a team of dangerous goods specialists who provide advice to callers from around the world as well as writing SDS and advising on chemical legislation compliance. He and his team also provide scientific support within the Adler and Allan Group attending incidents in the UK and in Europe and supervising chemical response operations.

After studying chemistry at Bristol University, Bill has over 20 years’ experience of providing advice on the hazards, properties and reactions of hazardous materials to Governments, emergency services, other public bodies and the private sector. He was one of the original authors of the national Operational Guidance for Hazardous Materials for the UK Fire Services and is a qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (Road).

For the past 10 years Bill has also been a retained Scientific Advisor to West Midlands Fire Service. He is involved in responding to hazardous material incidents, as well as those with possible terror threats, within the wider West Midlands area.

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