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 meeting in 2018 are on Wed 21st February 2018 and then on Wed 21st March 2018 at the Hotel Spencer in West Melbourne (& possibly a new location, then email me).


Bimonthly Dangerous Goods Advisory Group meets in Melbourne 6 times a year starting in early February and ending in late November.

The 1st 2018 meeting is on Wednesday 7th February 2018 at the Sandridge Centre Trugo Club Community Room

The 2nd 2018 meeting is after Easter on Wednesday 11th April 2018 at the MFB Burnley Complex.

It is chaired and convened by Jeff Simpson. For Details email


The Chemical Hazard Communication Network meets in Melbourne twice yearly (or as needed).

The first 2018 meeting is on Wed 7th March 2018

CHCN has been relocated back to 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

National Phase Out of PFOS: RIS – DGAG/CHCN Network Meeting at, MFB Burnley Complex, 15 Feb 2018, 5.45pm for 6.15pm – 8.15pm

Consultation on the RIS: National Phase Out of PFOS. The PFAS Standards Section, Aust Govt Dept of the Environment and Energy will be presenting & discussing. Afterwards we will go to the Vietnam Town (Vietnamese & Chinese) Restaurant in Bridge at 8.30pm until about 9.45-10.00pm.

See more details in the specific entry on this website, or email: for details


Dangerous Goods Operations, 19-21 Mar 18, Melb

Achieving maximum incident prevention by ensuring workplace compliance, advanced safety measures while minimising the operational risk of Dangerous Goods.

Delegate Cost: AU$3000 (estimated)

Consultants & Solution Providers Cost: AU$3600 (estimated)



Fundamentals of Process Safety, April 2018, Perth

Perth, 9-13 April, 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 Brisbane, 28 May–1 June 2018.

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

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

HAZOP Leadership & Mgmt , May 2018, Melb

Melbourne, 8-10 May, 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 “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.