Events


August 18: Dangerous Goods Advisory Group

The fourth DGAG bimonthly meeting for 2021 will be held on Wednesday August 18.

If allowed, this will be a combined in person and Zoom meeting from 6.00pm - 8.00pm. The DGAG is a general networking / discussion update meeting, open to all, to discuss issues that are going on for Dangerous Goods and Chemical Regulation at the moment. 

To enable a combination attendance, the new meeting location will be in the Middle Park Community Centre Upstairs Meeting Room, 254-256 Richardson St, Middle Park VIC 3206.

Login at 5.45pm to join the Zoom Meeting by copying and pasting this url: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84731191426?pwd=dE5yK1BLWTdFV2hmdndBR0JaNHBZUT09 
Meeting ID: 847 3119 1426. Passcode: 282959.

The meeting will have a similar agenda to past meetings.

The topics to be discussed will be:

  1. Hazardous Chemicals / Dangerous Goods Incidents 

  2. The ADG Transport Code & Changes in the UN Model Regs, IMDG Code, IATA Regs, NZ Regs etc

  3. Dangerous Goods (Storage & Handling), GHS Haz. Chemicals, & Environmental Risk Management of Industrial Chemicals

  4. Update on Classification and Training for Dangerous Goods

  5. Information sharing 

  6. Other meetings and events

For more information, contact Jeff Simpson (DGAG convenor and Webinar host), Haztech Environmental, Ph: 03-9885-1269 Mob: 0403-072-092, Email: [email protected]

Jeff can assist in setting up the Zoom meeting or adjusting computer settings. Contact Jeff for instructions on how to join.  

The following 5th (and last) DGAG meeting in 2021, will be on Wed 10th November 2021, will be a combined Physical Meeting and Zoom Meeting between 5.45 pm to initially meet up and then Physically and Remotely run between 6.00pm and 8.00pm and Physically tidy up by 8.15pm, at the Middle Park Community Centre (Upstairs) Meeting Room in Middle Park (to Covid Rules). 254-256 Richardson St, Middle Park VIC 3206.  Note: This may become a webinar only meeting at IF we are locked down at that time.

HSR Initial & Refresher training

With the lockdown being re-imposed, the VTHC training courses have gone back online. If you've enrolled in a course and are not sure what's happening, then please contact Natalie Wood at [email protected] at the Training Unit.

Remember: if you haven't got around to doing your annual refresher, then you should enrol now: it's a very important 'update' on all the new stuff going on. Most HSRs do their initial training, but many do not then enrol in the subsequent 'Refresher' courses. All HSRs are entitled, and should, attend 'Refresher Training' each year subsequent to completing the five day initial training. 

Section 67 of the OHS Act 2004 entitles all OHS and Deputy Reps who have completed a 5 day initial training course to attend a one day refresher training course each year to keep their knowledge of OHS law and practice up-to-date.  It's important to take this right up, as the Refresher training provides an opportunity to catch up with new legislation and material, meet with other HSRs, and further hone skills. 

The refresher course covers:

  • Session 1 - covers legislative update on the Victorian OHS 2004 Act, OHS Regulations 2007, WorkSafe compliance codes and guides.
  • Session 2 - covers consultation, communication, problem solving.
  • Sessions 3 & 4 - covers hazard identification and control with either manual handling, work related stress, incident investigation or hazard mapping.

Details:

Course hours: 9am - 5pm
Course length: 1 day
Course fee: Metro: $330.00 incl. GST Regional: $350.00 incl. GST 

Upcoming 2021 dates and locations (some of these may be online):

  • 18 August – HSR Refresher Training: Education AEU (Abbotsford)
  • 19 August – HSR Refresher Training (Carlton) 
  • 9 September– Gendered Violence & Sexual harassment: Education (Abbotsford)
  • 21 September  – HSR Refresher Training (Geelong)

Read more about the Work-related gendered violence course here: Knowledge is power in fight against gendered violence.  

Go to this link to enrol in a five day initial or a refresher course. Remember to then notify your employer at least 14 days' of the course. 

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