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 7th, 8th & 9th meetings  are on Tues 23rd July 2019, Tues 27th Aug 2019 and then on Tues 24th Sept 2019 at the Limerick Arms Hotel, cnr Park St & Clarendon St in South Melbourne.

For details:


Bimonthly Dangerous Goods Advisory Group

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

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.

The 6th 2019 meeting is on Thursday 28th November 2019 at the MFB Burnley Complex, near Burnley Railway Station. Note: A day later to not clash with the Labcon dinner.

For details see:

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


Chemicals in the Environment, 6 Aug 2019, Burnley

It includes a light stand-up dinner served at about 7pm with the opportunity for networking. Registration: 5:30-6:00pm; Symposium: 6:00-8:30pm.

Cost: RACI/RES/SCAA/Kindred Societies Member: $60; Non Member: $80; Student: $30.



Workshops on Hazardous Area Locations and Explosive Hazardous Areas

Hazardous Area Australian Standards Simplified ($935)

Melbourne (Glen Waverley) 13-14 Aug 2019

Adelaide (Gepps Cross) 29-30 Oct 2019

Hazardous Area Basics ($435)

Sydney (Parramatta) 10 Sept 2019

Melbourne (Glen Waverley) 19 Nov 2019

For details & early bird discounts:  mobile: 0448 110 216


ACTRA 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting 29-30 Aug 2019

Reproductive/Developmental Toxicology & Risk Assessment – Advances & Practice. Held at, Oaks on Market, in Melbourne.

From:  Cost: (non member) $790


EcoForum Conference & Exhibition 2019, Auckland NZ

Australasian Land & Groundwater Association

Focuses on contaminated land assessment, management and remediation.


International CleanUp Conference, Adelaide 2019

– Remediating the Planet


8-12 September 2019, ADELAIDE AUSTRALIA.

Standard Full Registration (Non-Presenter) $1455


AIDGC Aerosol Workshop, 12 Sept 2019, Sydney

The Storage & Handling of Aerosols Workshop is at the Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club, West Ryde is organised by the AIDGC. For details and info go to: 


AIDGC Dangerous Goods Conference, 13 Sept 2019, Sydney

Modern Warehousing of Dangerous Goods in Mixed Classes, at the PARKROYAL, Darling Harbour, Sydney. For details and info go to: 


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: