DGAG Webinar Discuss/Chat Meeting, Wed 19th or Thurs 20th June 2024,

Dangerous Goods Advisory Group Webinar Discuss/Chat meeting, Wed 19th or Thurs 20th June 2024, 5.50pm – 8.30pm

You can join before from 5.50pm for the 6.10pm to 8.10pm formal meeting, and stay on after 8.10pm to 8.30pm for a zoom chat with colleagues.

Please email: Jeff.Simpson@haztech.com.au for the Zoom Webinar the current discussion / chat issues and the Zoom Login Details

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: Jeff.Simpson@haztech.com.au. You don’t have to be in Melbourne, to be on this email meeting & issues alert list.


DGAG – Dangerous Goods Advisory Group – INFO

The DGAG bimonthly meeting is normally a general networking / update meeting, open to all, to discuss issues that are going on for Hazardous Chemicals,  Dangerous Goods and Chemical Regulation at the moment.

1/ Please let others interested in Dangerous Goods issues know about DGAG
2/ Please let me know of any key Dangerous Goods issues so I can add them to this website or reminder emails

3/ Please email Jeff.Simpson@Haztech.com.au to be alerted to the DGAG meetings.

The Fourth DGAG for 2024 is:
DGAG Webinar Discuss/Chat Meeting, on Wed 21st or Thurs 22nd August 2024, 5.50-8.30pm (formal 6.10-8.10pm).

4.1/ Meeting Costs for the Physical Discuss / Chat Meetings (IF they again occur)

For Public Liability Insurance costs, the cost to Hire the Venue,  & nibbles/beverages costs, please make a donation of $5-$10 (depending on numbers 20 vs 10) towards these costs.

4.2/ No Direct Meeting Costs for the Webinar Discuss / Chat Meetings 

HOWEVER it would appreciated if everyone considers subscribing to Jeff Simpson’s Hazmat & Environment Notes (which is $120 / five issues a year).


It appears unlikely that future meetings will again be a joint Physical & Webinar Discuss/Chat Meeting.
For Zoom meetings it is important that we are seen like in a physical meeting. Those not prepared to be seen (at least during the sharing our names and work areas) will not be allowed to continue in the Zoom meeting.


Jeff Simpson (DGAG convenor, Webinar chairperson)
Haztech Environmental

18 Laurel St, Ashburton VIC 3147
Phone: (03) 9885 1269     Mobile: 0403 072 092

Email: Jeff.Simpson@Haztech.com.au

Areas normally covered:
1/ Hazardous Chemicals / Dangerous Goods Incidents

e.g. Lithium Ion batteries in vehicles are STILL a particularly difficult hazard for Emergency Services to manage.

Also, there are now many other pieces of equipment using Lithium Ion batteries where fires have occurred.

e.g. E-Scooters being fast charged inside user’s homes and then burning down the homes.

2/ Updating the ADG Transport Code (proposed to be based on the ADR) & changes in the IMDG Code & IATA Regs

3/ Dangerous Goods (Storage & Handling) Standards & Issues, e.g. proposed Technical Competency Requirements for senior managers.

4/ Chemical Waste Management Problems

5/ Update on the relevant GHS Hazardous Chemicals Regs, Codes, Classification and Training

6/ Information Sharing

7/ Other Groups / What’s Happening / Events