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 second meeting in 2019 are on Tues 27th Feb 2019 and then on Tues 27th Mar 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 1st 2019 meeting is on Wednesday 6th February 2019 at the Sandridge Centre Trugo Club Community Room, Port Melbourne.

The 2nd 2019 meeting is on Wednesday 3rd April 2019 at the MFB Burnley Complex, near Burnley Railway Station. (see separate webpage)

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 first 2019 meeting is on Wed 6th March 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 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

Collaboration: Industry & Academia 13 Feb 2019

Be More Ready for Industry – a joint initiative between RACI-Vic and Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) where Science meets Business. Join us to discuss the Collaboration issues with 2 notable speakers.
1/ Dr Ian James (Dept of Defence, Science & Technology)
2/ Dr Ian Dagley (Monash University)
Cost $25 or $15 (members); All students $15.
At BASF Aust, L12 / 28 Freshwater Place, Southbank VIC

HAZOP Leadership & Mgmt , 7-9 May 2019, Brisbane

Brisbane, 7-9 May 2019: Explores best practice in HAZOP Leadership and Management. Learn about the application of the technique and how to plan and manage study programmes more effectively. Learn how best to lead study teams to ensure maximum effectiveness and successful project execution.

Cost: Non-Members $4040, IChemE Members $3515. Email:, ph: 03-9642-4494

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

Perth, 8-12 April 2019    &    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: (Perth) (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 LeadershipFrom: