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COODE ISLAND

  1. Possible cause of the Coode Island incident, Engineers Australia, 18Oct91

  2. Coode Island: vapour recovery to blame ?, The Chemical Engineer, 31Oct91

  3. Coode Island Safety Plans - an example, proc symp 'Coode Island- 12 months on', 31Aug92

  4. The Coode Island Fires - an appraisal of the Coroner's report, proc conf Integrated Risk Assessment, Newcastle, Australia, 163-177, 01-02Jun95; in Integrated Risk Assessment-Current practice and new directions, Melchers R E & Stewart M G, Editors. A A Balkema, 1995

  5. What really happened at Coode Island ?, Seminar - Coode Island 4 years on, RiskEngSoc, 12Sep95

  6. Chemical pollutants and Coode Island, Disaster management and mitigation course, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Melbourne, 03May96

  7. Coode Island - the aftermath, Assoc of Risk and Insurance Managers Australasia, Hilton on the Park,17Jul96

  8. Yes, the Coode Island community consultative process is exciting, proc conf Risk99, Melb, 30Aug-01Sep99

  9. Some words from the chair, Seminar - The cause of the Coode Island fires, Risk Eng Soc, 29Oct99

  10. Longford, Flixborough, Coode: you name it and maintenance gets the blame, ICOMS 2000 (International Conference of Maintenance Societies), Wollongong, 25May00; hosted by Maintenance Engineering Society

  11. The Sham that is Coode Island, Safety in Action, Melbourne, 30Mar-01Apr04 

  12. The Sham that is Coode Island, National Conference of the Risk Engineering Society, Risk 2004, Melbourne, 08-10Nov04

  13. Lees’ Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 3rd Ed, Elsevier Butterworth Heinemann, Vol 3, 2005; A132 Coode Island 1991 p1/63; A2.9 Critiques, Flixborough, Appendix 2, pp2/17-2/18

  14. Applying the lessons from the 1991 Coode Island fires, Safety in Action Conference, Mar09

  15. A deeper analysis of lessons learned from the Coode Island fires, Longford gas plant accident, Flixborough disaster, Goodrich vapour cloud incident, Butlers fire, United Transport fire and the Buncefield accident, ProSafe, Melbourne, May09

  16. Applying the lessons from the 1991 Coode Island fires, Risk 2010 Conference, Melb, 11Mar10

  17. The Coode Island Fires - Ian F Thomas, Twentieth Anniversary, August 2011

  18. The Coode Island Fires 20 years on - Applying the lessons, Western Safety Group, Western Centre for Health Research and Education, Sunshine Hospital, 27Mar12

 

LONGFORD

  1. The Esso Longford gas plant accident, presentation to the Central Safety Group, 13Jul99

  2. An overview of the Longford accident, presentation to RACI Health Safety & Environment Group, 15Jul99

  3. A lesson too late, editorial review of Longford Royal Commission report, The Chemical Engineer, 19Aug99

  4. The Longford Gas Plant Accident, proc conf Risk99, Dallas Brooks Hall, Melb, 30Aug-01Sep99

  5. Longford, Flixborough, Coode: you name it and maintenance gets the blame, ICOMS 2000 (International Conference of Maintenance Societies), Wollongong, 25May00; hosted by Maintenance Engineering Society

  6. A deeper analysis of lessons learned from the Coode Island fires, Longford gas plant accident, Flixborough disaster, Goodrich vapour cloud incident, Butlers fire, United Transport fire and the Buncefield accident, ProSafe, Melbourne, May09

 

WESTGATE BRIDGE

  1. 25 years after the collapse - is the Westgate Bridge safe?, Construction Contractor, 10 12, Dec95

  2. 25 years after the collapse - is the Westgate Bridge safe?, Safety in Australia, 19 2, 2Jun96

  3. So long after the event - has the Westgate Bridge collapse been properly explained, International Conference of Maintenance Societies, Sydney, 25-27May04

  4. Westgate Review, Extracts from the above paper, New Engineer, Vol 7, Number 3, Aug04

  5. So long after the event - has the Westgate Bridge collapse been properly explained, National Conference of the Risk Engineering Society, Risk 2004, Melbourne, 08-10Nov04

 

TUNNEL SAFETY

  1. Road tunnels as confined spaces - safety considerations, joint with Rechnitzer G, proc conf Risk99, Dallas Brooks Hall, Melb, 30Aug-01Sep99

  2. Road tunnels are confined spaces - are they safe ?, Risk Engineering Society Seminar, 31May00        

  3. Road tunnels - safety, operation and maintenance considerations, International Conference of Maintenance Societies, Hobart, 31May-02Jun05

  4. Road tunnels - safety, operation and maintenance considerations, Part 1: The fundamentals; New Engineer, Vol 8, No 3, Aug05

  5. Road tunnels - safety, operation and maintenance considerations, Part 2: World experiences; New Engineer, Vol 8, No 4, Nov05

 

VAPOUR CLOUD MODELLING

  1. Determination of the geometry, TNT equivalence and damage potential of an explosive vapour cloud, University of Melbourne, Feb83

  2. Modelling a flammable vapour cloud using Sutton's equation, Fire Australia, Autumn89 (also in proc symp Chemical  Warehouses - Disaster Prevention, IEAust, May89)

  3. A method for predicting the effect on the surroundings following a vapour cloud explosion, Fire Australia, Winter89

  4. Modelling the 1982 Altona vapour cloud, Fire Australia, Spring89

  5. Vapour Cloud Behaviour, Risk Branch, IEAust, 20Feb90

 

PROCESS SAFETY & LOSS PREVENTION

  1. Official incident reports, can they be relied upon - the local scene, proc APCChE/Chemeca int conf, Vol 2, 133-140, 27-29Sep93

  2. Official incident reports, can they be relied upon - Flixborough, joint with Gugan K (UK), proc APCChE/Chemeca int conf, Vol 2, 133-140, 27-29Sep93

  3. Official incident reports, can they be relied upon ?, Risk Engineering Society, Newcastle Chapter, 05Jun95

  4. Engineering out the risk, RMIT/AusAID Industry Links Programme, 20Jun95

  5. Is it possible to recycle solvents safely and in peace?, RACI/RES seminar, Engineers House, 01Jul97

  6. Qualitative and quantitative risk assessment, OHS Diploma Course, Chisholm Institute, 01 & 15Sep01

  7. Lees' Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 3rd Ed, Elsevier Butterworth Heinemann, Vol 3, 2005; A132 Coode Island 1991 p1/63; A2.9 Critiques, Flixborough, Appendix 2, pp2/17-2/18

  8. Determination of the risk profile of a hydrogen-consuming facility using published failure-rate data, proc World Congress on Engineering Asset Management, 11-14Jul06

  9. Determination of the risk profile of a hydrogen-consuming facility using published failure-rate data, The Safety Conference, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, 17-19Oct06

  10. The importance of ‘human deliberation’ in causing accidents, ICOMS Asset Management Conference, Melbourne, 22-25May07

  11. The importance of ‘human deliberation’ in causing accidents, MESA/Asset Management Council, Melb, 11Oct07

  12. The importance of ‘human deliberation’ in causing accidents, The Safety Conference, Safety Institute of Australia Inc, Sydney, 24-26Oct07

  13. A day in the life of a safety officer, The Safety Conference, Olympic Park, Sydney, 0ct08

  14. A deeper analysis of lessons learned, Workshop, Risk 2010, MCG Melbourne, 10Mar10

  15. The importance of ‘human deliberation’© in causing accidents, Risk 2010, Melb, 11Mar10

 

DANGEROUS GOODS

  1. Dangerous Goods Regulations 1989 - how to comply, Eastern Safety Group of VOHSA, 05Jun90

  2. Dangerous Goods Regulations 1989 - setting the scene, AIMF industry seminar, Melb, 21Jun90

  3. Dangerous Goods Regulations 1989 - setting the scene, AIMF industry seminar, Syd, 26Jun90

  4. Dangerous Goods Regulations - Hazardous Chemicals Task Force - Workplace Hazardous Substances Regulations -What Next?, IEAust/IChemE, 24Sep90

  5. The Dangerous Goods Act - is it the answer?, IFireE, 26Oct90

  6. The Dangerous Goods Act - is it the answer?, Fire Australia, Spring90

  7. Impending Victorian Workplace Substances Legislation, Eastern Safety Group of VOHSA, 05May92

  8. Workplace substances legislation, Northern Region Safety Group, 29Jul92

  9. Worksafe Draft National Standard for Control of Major Hazards, Eastern Safety Group, 06Apr93

  10. Some words from the chair, Seminar - The new Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Substances Regulations RACI/RiskEngSoc, 23May01

  11. Complying with the Hazardous Substances Regulations, OHS Diploma Course, Chisholm Institute, 02Jun01

  12. Notes from the chair, Seminar - Surviving the new Dangerous Goods Regulations, RACI/RiskEngSoc, 22Nov01

  13. Complying with the Dangerous Goods Regulatory Regime, International Conference of Maintenance Societies, Perth, 20-23May03

  14. Complying with the Victorian Dangerous Goods Regulatory Regime, Safety in Action, Melbourne, 30Mar-01Apr04

  15. Risk assessment, symp Laboratory safety & chemical hazards - Science 2000, Melb Exhib Cntr, 22Sep98

  16. Chemical regulatory compliance in laboratories, HSE Group Seminar, RACI, 31Aug05

 

ENVIRONMENT

  1. Environmental implications for the petroleum contracting industry, Pet Ind Contract Assoc, 28Feb91   

  2. Living safely with dangerous chemicals and contaminated sites, Ballarat & District Accident Prevention Group, 21Mar91

  3. Assessment vs audit - the difference, proc symp - Managing Contaminated Sites, 17Apr91

  4. If ifs and ands were pots and pans there'd be no need for thinkers, Insurance Surveyor's Group, 26Jun91

  5. Dangerous Goods & Environmental Legislation made easy, proc IMMA int conf 2-5Sep91

  6. Contaminated sites - the real cost, Insurance Surveyors' Group of the Insurance Institute of Victoria, 29Mar95

  7. Land Contamination Risk, Seminar - Australian Geomechanics Society, 11Oct95

  8. Contaminated sites - who cares?, RACI seminar, Melbourne Townhouse, 26Jun96

  9. Not in my backyard - an engineer's view, Eastern Safety Group, 01Sep98

  10. Container reconditioning - a brief treatise, Manage your waste - jobs at risk, RACI/RES Seminar, July02

  11. Notes from the chair, Industry Section, An introduction to lifecycle analysis, Centre of Green Chemistry, Monash University, 17Aug10

  12. Moulds in the built environment, Building investigation sub-group, FESA Inc, Melbourne, 27Jul12

 

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY

  1. The evaluation of the noise hazard of a range of children's toys, Safety in Australia, 3,1,Jan80

  2. Ramifications of the Victorian Industrial Safety, Health & Welfare Bill (1981), Safety in Australia, 5 ,1,Jan82

  3. Potential hazards of household chemicals, City of Malvern, 20 & 27Oct93

  4. A dangerous goods/OH&S/environmental consultant's view, Boral Workplace Health and Safety Officers' Course, 30Jun94

  5. The politics of safety, Chemical Engineering in Australia, Vol ChE 20 No 1, 14-20; Mar95

  6. Overview of activities of I F Thomas & Associates, ICI Australia Hygiene and Environmental Analytical Panel, 03Mar95

  7. Benefits of OH&S 'networking', OH&S Practitioners' Forum, 26Jul95

 

ALTERNATIVE FUELS

  1. An alternative to diesel fuel, Your say, Chemistry in Australia, Vol 72, No 10, Nov05

  2. Practical experiences with biofuels, Energy Sources - Old and New, RACI Symposium, RMIT Casey Plaza, Melbourne, 19-20Jul06

  3. A practical assessment of the viability of inherently safer vegetable oil based fuels for diesel engines, 2nd year Report, RMIT PhD study, 08Aug10

  4. Assessment of the viability of inherently safer vegetable oil based fuels, Asset Management Council, 08Mar12

 

SPACE EXPLORATION

What has space got to do with chemistry - review of a presentation by twice Deputy Space Shuttle Commander, Colonel Pamela S Melroy,  USAF & NASA

 

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