DGAG Webinar Discuss/Chat Meeting, Thurs 22nd February 2023

Dangerous Goods Advisory Group Webinar Discuss/Chat meeting, Thurs 18th April 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 First DGAG for 2024 is:
DGAG Webinar Discuss/Chat Meeting, on Thurs 22nd February 2024, 5.50-8.30pm (formal 6.10-8.10pm).

4.1/ Meeting Costs for the Physical Discuss / Chat Meetings (when/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).


These meetings are expected to be a joint Physical & Webinar Discuss/Chat Meeting at Middle Park Community Meeting Room (above the Library)
We will go for a meal after at a Thai Cafe.


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) Issues, e.g. proposed Technical Competency Requirements for senior managers.

4/ Chemical Waste Management Problems

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

6/ Information Sharing

7/ Other Groups / What’s Happening / Events