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 next meetings in 2018 are on Tues 25th Sept 2018 and then on Tues 23rd Oct 2018 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 5th 2018 meeting is on Wednesday 3rd October 2018 at the Sandridge Centre Trugo Club Community Room, Port Melbourne.
The 6th 2018 meeting is on Wednesday 28th November 2018 at the MFB Burnley Complex, near Burnley Railway Station.
It is convened and chaired by Jeff Simpson. For Details email Jeff.Simpson@haztech.com.au
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
ACTRA Forum: Particulates, 26-28 Sept 2018 WA
The Annual Scientific Meeting Focus: Particulate Matter (PM) is a pollutant of international and national concern with many studies reporting adverse health effects associated with different size fractions. We regulate based on the size of particles, but the physical and chemical composition of the particles may be as important to adverse health effect as the inhalable size fractions.
What’s the Matter? Toxicity and Health Effects of Particulates – Size or Composition. Plus topics on related toxicology and/or risk assessment
Registration Early Bird $990 by 10 Aug 18. ASM Flyer
30 Sept – 3 Oct 2018, Queenstown, New Zealand
The theme for 2018 is Chemical Engineering in Australasia.
There are 5 simultaneous presentation streams
Draft Program: https://www.chemeca2018.org/s/Chemeca-2018-programme-31-July-ppta.pdf (10 page pdf)
Ecoforum & PFAS Summit, 2-4 Oct 2018, Sydney
Ecoforum 2 day conference $1500; PFAS 1 day Summit $600.
M: 0490 802 518, W: 02 4885 1136 or 1300 789 719
Fundamentals of Process Safety, Oct 2018, Melb
Melbourne, 15-19 Oct, 2018: 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 $3990, IChemE Members $3465.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, ph: 03-9642-4494
From: www.icheme.org and search on “Melbourne”
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: email@example.com, ph: 03-9642-4494
From: www.icheme.org 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)
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
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.