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 3rd 2018 meeting is on Wednesday 6th June 2018 at the Sandridge Centre Trugo Club Community Room, Port Melbourne.

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

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

Fundamentals of Process Safety, 28 May-1 June 2018, Brisbane

Brisbane, 28 May–1 June 2018, 2018: Benefit staff at all levels in an organisation keen to develop or improve their knowledge of process safety, hazards, risk and their management.

Also Melbourne, 15-19 October 2018.

Cost: Non-Members $3990, IChemE Members $3465. Email:, ph: 03-9642-4494

From: and search on “Brisbane” or “Melbourne”

Hazards Australasia 2018, Perth, 26-27 June 2018

Process Safety, building resilience. How to respond to these challenges and maintain safe production show the level of resilience achieved. Leadership across knowledge and competence, engineering and design, systems and procedures, assurance, human factors and culture are fundamental to managing process safety.

Cost: Non-Members $1470, IChemE Members $1300. Email:, ph: 03-9642-4494

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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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”