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 first meetings in 2019 are on Tues 22nd or 29th Jan 2019 and then on Tues 27th Feb 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 6th 2018 meeting is on Wednesday 28th November 2018 at the MFB Burnley Complex, near Burnley Railway Station. (see separate webpage)

The 1st 2019 meeting is on Wednesday 6th February 2018 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 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

HAZOP Leadership & Mgmt , 30 Oct – 1 Nov 2018, Perth

Perth, 30 Oct – 1 Nov, 2018: 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 $3990, IChemE Members $3465. Email:, ph: 03-9642-4494

From: and search on “Perth”

Regulation: Industry & Academia Workshop 14 Nov 2018, Melbourne

Be Ready for Industry – a joint initiative between RACI-Vic and Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) where Science meets Business. Our journey continues in understanding and exploring the requirements of Regulation. Join us to discuss the regulatory issues with notable speakers.

1/ Gary Bowman (Industrial Regs), 2/ Peter Vitali (Dangerous Goods S&H Regs, 3/ Fiona Fleming (Food Regs)


Inherent Safety in Design & Oper’n Development

Melbourne, 20-21 Nov 2019: Understand the potential benefits to health and safety, process efficiency, the environment, and profitability resulting from inherently safer design and operations in new and existing process plants.

Cost: Non-Members $3080, IChemE Members $2640.                  

Email:, ph: 03-9642-4494

From: and search on “Melbourne”

Laboratory Management Conference, 12-14 Nov 2018

For laboratory managers, laboratory designers and architects.

Preston, Melbourne. Workshops 12th Nov $700. Conference (2 days) $1100. Includes lunch & the networking function.


Science Industry Australia. Ph: 61 3 9872 5111;                             


From: and

LABCON 2018, Tues 20th – Fri 23rd Nov 2018, Melb

Conference specifically for Laboratory Technicians organised by the Laboratory Technicians’ Association of Victoria.

Cost (non-member): $435 for 2 days (W&Th) including Dinner.

Tues & Fri Workshops: $97 each (16p)


AIOH 2018 Conference, 1-5 Dec 2018, Melbourne

Occupational Hygiene: Challenges, Opportunities & Solutions.

The Occupational Hygiene profession is being challenged by a changing workplace base, new technologies and a more holistic approach to workers’ health. Registrations open soon.


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