Bimonthly Dangerous Goods Advisory Group

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

Due to Covid-the next 2020 meeting will no longer be on Wednesday 3rd June 2020 at the Sandridge Centre Trugo Club Community Room, Port Melbourne.
Jeff Simpon will now run a DGAG Webinar Chat Meeting, on Wed 24 June 2020, 5.30-7.30pm.
Dangerous Goods Advisory Group Webinar Chat meeting
Wed 24th June 2020, 5.30pm – 7.30pm Chat Meeting.
For those who would like to be added to my Dangerous Advisory Group / Chemical Hazard Communication Network email chat meeting issues list, please email me at: You don’t have to be in Melbourne, to be on this email chat meeting & issues alert list.
The 2nd CHCN Meeting is expected to be on Wed 10th Sept 2020.
CHCN meets in Melbourne twice yearly (or as needed).
The second 2020 meeting is expected on Wed 9th September 2020 at the Sandridge Centre Trugo Club Community Room1 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).
IF not physically on, then a Webinar Chat Meeting is likely to be setup.
It is chaired and co-convened by Richard Greenwood and co-convened by Jeff Simpson.
There is also an email list that interested chemical hazard communication workers are welcome to join.



Monthly RACI Vic HS&E Group info sharing meetings

This monthly RACI group is typically composed of about
10 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 are likely to be webinar meetings in late May and late June 2020,
and then eventually on the 4th Tuesday in the month
at the Limerick Arms Hotel, cnr Park St & Clarendon St in South Melbourne.



Conferences, Seminars and Workshops

RACI HS&E Group Webinar Seminar 18 June 2020: Identifying Emerging Contaminants in the Environment with QTOF MS

When: 18th June 2020, 5.30pm-7.00pm AU E.StdTime.

Speakers: Dr Brad Clarke (University of Melbourne) and 2 Students

Dr Brad Clarke’s research focuses on assessing the risk to public health and the environment from legacy and emerging Persistent Organic Pollutants, e.g. per- and poly-fluoralkyl substances (PFAS), brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and microplastics.

Details and Registration: Please check the RACI Events website for these Seminars at

TOFMS – Time-Of-Flight Mass Spectrometry

Cost: RACI/Kindred Societies & ALL Students $ FREE; Non-Member $10


Workshops on Hazardous Area Locations and Explosive Hazardous Areas

Hazardous Area 1-Day Basic ($495) Melbourne (Glen Waverley) 16 June 2020

Hazardous Area 2-Day Simplified ($935) Melbourne (Glen Waverley) 11-12 August 2020

(JS: The June Workshop may not be held. Check the Eptech website for details.)

For details & early bird discounts: mobile: 0448 110 216


Practical Distillation Technology: 17-19 Aug 2020, Melbourne

Recognised expert Henry Kister presents this comprehensive course on distillation technology, with particular emphasis on the problems that can occur and how to solve them. He will discuss numerous operating experiences throughout the course to illustrate the key principles and to distinguish good from bad practices.

Cost: Non-Members $4040, IChemE Members $3515.                   Email:, ph: 03-9642-4494



Dangerous Goods Operations and Hazardous Substances 14–16th Nov 2020
Location – Melbourne, VIC. Has been delayed from June 2020, due to Covid-19