Event Details

Wednesday, 16 February, 2022 - 14:30 to 15:30
Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDT)


Zoom Webinar


AIHS Member: Complimentary I  Non-Member: Complimentary


Event Organising Body: 
Australian Institute of Heath & Safety
(03) 8336 1995



The Australian Institute of Health & Safety (AIHS) and Greencap would like to invite you to join us on Wednesday 16 February 2022 for the presentation on Victoria’s new environment protection legislation that commenced on 1 July 2021 - the Environment Protection Act 2017 and Environment Protection Regulations 2021, including the introduction of the General Environmental Duty (GED) to prevent harm to human health or the environment from pollution and waste.

This is the most significant reform to Victoria's state’s environmental protection laws in the 50 years of the Victorian Environment Protection Authority (EPA).

Greencap will undertake a one-hour presentation with 15mins for questions on the key areas that will be changing, focusing on what this means for AIHS members.

The presentation will focus on:

  • The General Environmental Duty (new Overarching duty that applies to all)
  • Other Duties
  • Identifying, assessing & managing environmental risks
  • Pollution incidents
  • Noise, vibration, sediment control, erosion and dust
  • Other impacts of pollution and waste
  • Contaminated land
  • Waste framework
  • Waste classification – Industrial Waste
  • Waste: contaminated soils
  • Requirements for staff training and continuous monitoring

Event Details:
Date: Wednesday 16 February 2022
Time: 14:30 - 15:30 AEDT
Cost: Complimentary
Format: Zoom Webinar

Your Speakers:

Jean Meaklim

Senior Principal - Risk Assessment (Health & Environment)

With 30 years experience in chemistry, environmental and human health toxicology, risk assessment, environmental auditing, and environmental and public health policy, Jean is a technical specialist in the assessment and management of risks from contaminated land, contaminated water, industrial wastes, industry and agriculture. Jean has expertise in assessing risks from emerging contaminants such as PFAS and particulate pollution as well as more traditional environmental contaminants (e.g. heavy metals, pesticides, solvents, asbestos). Her chemistry and toxicology skills, plus extensive public health and research background, enables targeted identification and assessment of relevant information for emerging and established contaminants in soil, water and air. Jean was also part of the EPA/DELWP Contaminated Land Stakeholder Working Group – Subordinate Legislation Reform Program for the development of the updated Victorian environmental regulations.


Peter Oxnam

Principal Consultant - Environment

Peter has been working in the environmental industry for over 20 years working across local government, consulting, petroleum, infrastructure projects and defence sites. Peter has led a number of major projects in both environmental site assessment and remediation sites across Australia. Peter was part of the EPA/DELWP Contaminated Land Stakeholder Working Group – Subordinate Legislation Reform Program for the development of new Victorian environmental regulations. Peter is also project managing EPA’s Small Business Pilot program for the VACC and Dry Cleaning Industry Association which covers the implementation of the updated Environmental Legislation across motor vehicle workshops and commercial dry cleaners.