Monthly RACI Vic HS&E Group info sharing meetings

This monthly RACI group is typically composed of about 10-12 chemists, chemical engineers, OHS&E scientists and others interested in chemicals and their HS&E effects.

You do not have to be a member of the RACI to initially participate in the RACI Vic HS&E Group.

The 5th, 6th & 7th meetings  are on Tues 27th May 2019, Tues 26th June 2019 and then on Tues 23rd July 2019 at the Limerick Arms Hotel, cnr Park St & Clarendon St in South Melbourne (a new location).


Bimonthly Dangerous Goods Advisory Group

DGAG meets in Melbourne 6 times a year starting in early February and ending in late November.

The 3rd 2019 meeting is on Wednesday 5th June 2019 at the Sandridge Centre Trugo Club Community Room, Port Melbourne.

The 4th 2019 meeting is on Thursday 1st August 2019 at the MFB Burnley Complex, near Burnley Railway Station (earlier due to an HS&E Seminar Tues 4th Aug). Note: Earlier DGAG meeting, as there is an RACI Chemical Management  Seminar on Tuesday 6th August at the MFB Burnley Complex.

The 5th 2019 meeting is on Wednesday 9th October 2019 at the Sandridge Centre Trugo Club Community Room, Port Melbourne.

It is convened and chaired by Jeff Simpson. For Details email


The Chemical Hazard Communication Network

CHCN meets in Melbourne twice yearly (or as needed).

The second 2019 meeting is on Wed 4th September 2019

At the Sandridge Centre Trugo Club Community Room
1 Tucker Avenue, Port Melbourne (Garden City part)
(Enter along Clark St which turns into Tucker Av, from Graham St)
Melways reference is Map 56 K2 (or 2J A4).

It is chaired and co-convened by Richard Greenwood and co-convened by Jeff Simpson.

There is also an email list that interested chemical hazard communication workers are welcome to join.


Conferences, Seminars and Workshops


Fundamentals of Process Safety, Perth (April) & Brisbane (June)

Brisbane, 24-28 June 2019:Will benefit staff at all levels in an organisation keen to develop or improve their knowledge of process safety, hazards, risk and their management.Cost: Non-Members $4090, IChemE Members $3565.Email:, ph: 03-9642-4494. (Brisbane)


Lab Safety Training Courses

a/ Safety in Laboratories and Laboratory Construction & Design Explained (3 Days);

b/ Safety in School Laboratories – Chemical and Laboratory Safety (1 Day); 

c/ Laboratory Safety: Ergonomics & Manual Handling (1/2 D); 

d/ Laboratory Safety: Introduction to Nanomaterials and Work Health and Safety (1 Day); 

e/ Ergonomics and Manual Handling (1/2 Day); 

f/ Risk Management and Risk Assessment;

g/ Safety Leadership   From: