Health, Safety & Environment Division

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Health, Safety & Environment Division

Division Mission:

The RACI Health Safety and Environment Division provide opportunities for members of the RACI and related professionals with interests in health, safety and environmental issues relating to chemicals, to develop their individual knowledge and skills and to contribute positively to the development and standing of the chemical profession as a whole.

HSE Division activities include:

  • Providing professional development activities in relation to HSE pertaining to chemicals, industry, laboratories, schools etc. for members
  • Working together with industry, academia and the government sector for contributions to the Division’s specialist knowledge
  • Contributing to legislation reviews pertaining to Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) legislation relating to chemicals and the chemical industry
  • Contributing to Standards Australia relevant to the interests of the Division and the RACI
  • Establishing connections and prominence as peak qualified experts recognized by regulatory authorities managing such issues relating to Hazardous Chemicals (Dangerous Foods and Hazardous Substances) Environmentally Hazardous Chemicals, Chemicals of Concern and Domestic Use Chemical Issues, etc.)
  • Assisting the Board in formulation of press releases in relation to Australian HSE incidents and issues to educate the public on HSE issues and good practices
  • Contributing to keeping RACI members informed about HSE updates relating to chemicals and the chemical industry

Division Chair

Lisa Stevens
RMIT University

Division Chair Elect


Division Past Chair

Dr Lara Wallis

Division Secretary

Dr Jeff Davis

Division Treasurer

Adrian Thomas

Newsletter Editor/Co-ordinator


Events Co-ordinator


Student Representative


General Committee

Peter Aspinall
​Kelvin Butcher
David Edmonds
Dr Brian Krieger
​Dr Neale Jackson
Catherine Oh

Co-opted Member

Jeff Simpson
Ian Thomas


David Edmonds

Catherine Oh (Accord Australia)


Kelvin Butcher

Jeff Simpson

Joe Allen


Dr Brian Krieger

Peter Aspinall




Jeff Davis




If you are interested in joining the Division, please log into your membership account and tick HSE and then submit. That is all you need to do to get onto the mailing list.

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