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 meetings of DGAG will no longer be at the Sandridge Centre Trugo Club Community Room, Port Melbourne (which can only allow 10 persons to be present under the isolation rules).
Jeff Simpon will run the next DGAG Webinar Chat Meeting, on Wed 21 October 2020, 5.30-7.30pm.
You can join from 5.20pm and stay on after for a bit.
Dangerous Goods Advisory Group Webinar Chat meeting
Wed 21st October 2020, 5.30pm – 7.30pm Zoom Webinar Chat Meeting.
The last 6th DGAG meeting is either Wed 25th or Thurs 26th November 2020, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Hopefully we can meet at Fire Rescue Victoria (formerly MFB), Burnley, for our end of year meeting on Wed 25th Nov or Thurs 26th Nov 2020, (but social distancing will means a limit of about 20). IF not then as a Zoom Webinar 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.
For details see:
The 2nd CHCN Meeting is now a Webinar Chat Meeting on Wed 9th Sept 2020, 5.30pm – 7.30pm meeting.
You can join before from 5.20pm and stay on after for a bit.
CHCN meets twice yearly (or as needed).
Hopefully the first 2021 meeting will be on Wed 3rd March 2021 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).
BUT the social distancing limit of 10 for this meeting space may change this location
IF not physically on, then a Webinar Chat Meeting will be setup.
CHCN meetings are chaired and co-convened by Richard Greenwood email: and co-convened by .
There is also a CHCN email issues list that interested chemical hazard communication workers are welcome to join. Please ask Richard or Jeff.



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 later in 2020,
Next year, in 2021, we may eventually meet on the 4th Tuesday in the month at the Limerick Arms Hotel, cnr Park St & Clarendon St in South Melbourne.



Conferences, Seminars and Workshops

Workshops on Hazardous Area Locations and Explosive Hazardous Areas

Hazardous Area 1-Day Basic ($495) Melbourne (Glen Waverley) 17 November 2020; Sydney (Paramatta) 8 September 2020

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

Hazardous Area 3-Day Comprehensive ($1320) Melbourne (Glen Waverley) 13-15 October 2020; Sydney (Paramatta) 1-3 December 2020

(JS: Workshops may not be held. Check the Eptech website for details.)

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


Practical Distillation Technology: (Delayed), 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 Oct 2020 (& may be delayed)
Location – Melbourne, VIC. Has been delayed from June 2020, due to Covid-19, & may be further delayed.