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 29th May 2018 and then on Tues 26th June 2018 at the Limerick Arms Hotel, cnr Park St & Clarendon St in South Melbourne (a new location).


Bimonthly Dangerous Goods Advisory Group

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

The 4th 2018 meeting is on Wednesday 1st August 2018 at the MFB Burnley Complex.

The 5th 2018 meeting is on Wednesday 3rd October 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

meets in Melbourne twice yearly (or as needed).

The last 2018 meeting is on Wed 5th Sept 2018

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

Chemical Engineering for Non-Chemical Engineers, 10-12 July 2018, Brisbane

Offers an introduction to some of the main subject areas involved in chemical engineering disciplines, and will broaden the technology base of participants with a view to promote improved communication with chemical engineers.

Cost: Non-Members $2940, IChemE Members $2415. Email:, ph: 03-9642-4494

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Environmental Toxicology & Health, 11-12 July 18

World Congress on Environmental Toxicology and Health 11-12 July 2018 Sydney. Theme: Multidisciplinary Approaches towards Environmental and Health Safety

Cost: Academic US$899; Business US$999, Student US$349


Green Chemistry & Green Engineering, 19-20 July

5th World Congress on Green Chemistry and Green Engineering, 19-20 July 2018 Melbourne. Theme: The Sustainable Future of Earth with Green Chemistry and Engineering.

Cost: Academic US$899; Business US$999, Student US$249


AIDGC-Hazmat Conference, 20-21 Sept 2018, Sydney

The AIDGC Annual Conference and the FPAA Hazmat Stream have been combined together, with the AIDGC organising the speakers. Cost (not yet available).

For details go to: (late June)

Program Conference Speaker Details (not yet available).

Registration (preferably by late Aug 2017) (not yet available).

ACTRA Forum: Particulates, 26-28 Sept 2018 WA

Call for Abstracts – Deadline 29 June 2018

Although topics directly related to the Annual Scientific Meeting theme What’s the Matter? Toxicity and Health Effects of Particulates – Size or Composition are preferred, abstracts relating to or dealing with toxicology and/or risk assessment are most welcome. Download the Call for Abstracts Flyer here.

Registration Early Bird $990 by 10 Aug 18. ASM Flyer


Ecoforum & PFAS Summit, 2-4 Oct 2018, Sydney

Ecoforum 2 day conference $1500; PFAS 1 day Summit $600.

Preliminary Program: Preliminary Program Spreadsheet‘. Five streams: Evaluation; Remediation & Rehabilitation; Communication & Governance; Extreme; & Room for Change.


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:, ph: 03-9642-4494

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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

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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.