Tasmanian Association of Laboratory Managers


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TALM Executive Committee for 2017

Congratulations to our new executive committee for 2017 they are as follows:

President : Colin Lawrence

Treasurer :Mel Gleeson

Vice Presidents South: Joy Arnott & Fiona Hay

Vice President North William Hardman

Editor website & Immediate Past President Andrew Hull

Non Executive positions

SETA Representatives Andrew Hull & William Hardman

Data Base Manager Janaya Banks

TALM CONASTA 66 Representative Miriam McFarlane


TALM Conference

The 2016 TALM Conference was held at Sorell School and Ogilvie High in Hobart from the 3rd to the 5th of October 2016.

On day one we enjoyed a tour of the Sorell School Farm, it was really great to see how committed  and proud the  students were as they  showed us around .This years conference had a strong focus on safety. We had a session on fire safety with David Arnott and sessions on laboratory safety  with Lisa Stevens  from RACI/ RMIT  and Gary Lebsanft WHS Consultant on days one and two. Two of our experienced Lab Managers Tanya Adams and Bill Hardman ran some excellent practical sessions. Tanya shared her passion for geology and Bill ran a hands on electrical circuit session. Both sessions ended with requests for more, so we are likely to see Bill and Tanya running future sessions. The last day of the conference was a highlight for me with the tour of the Menzies Institute and an interesting behind the scenes tour of the Mornington Refuge Waste Transfer Station. Well done to our committee for organising and running an excellent conference.




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TALM Conference



Monday October 3rd to Wednesday October 5th

Conference Highlights Day 1 Sorell School

Australian Curriculum: Science Overview – Peter Wright, Curriculum Teacher Leader – Science (Years 9-12), Department of Education

See a combined Primary and High School including a tour of school farm and Trade Training Centre

Fire safety training – David Arnott, Leading Firefighter, Airservices Australia

Overview of Lab safety courses that address Australian Standards – Lisa Stevens, OHS Presenter and Lecturer, RMIT Uni, Melbourne* Day 2 Ogilvie High School

Laboratory Safety workshop – Gary Lebsanft**, WHS Consultant, Injury Prevention Management

Geology workshop – Tanya Adams – Laboratory Manager, Ulverstone High School

Conference Dinner Day 3 Excursions, then Ogilvie High School

Menzies Centre tour

Mornington Park Waste Transfer Station tour and shopping opportunity in the Tip Shop

Electricity, Motors and Magnets: Hands on Physics – William Hardman, Laboratory Manager, Newstead College

Lab Technician sharing session More Details Contact Fiona Hay fiona.hay(is a dancing llama)education.tas.gov.au Joy Arnott joy.arnott(is a dancing llama)education.tas.gov.au Miriam McFarlane miriam.mcfarlane(is a dancing llama)education.tas.gov.au

The full conference program will be available soon *Lisa Stevens is an Industry Health and Safety Consultant in the School of Science at RMIT University and Chair of the Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Division the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI). **Gary Lebsanft has a background in Industrial Chemistry.

Please Click on the link for full details and registration form.

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TALM AGM & Seminar 4th of December 2015

Here are some photos from the AGM and Seminar in December 2015.

One of the highlights of the seminar  was a presentation to  John Drake who retired after 54 years. John is a very unassuming person who doesn’t draw attention to himself, but is clever, resourceful and a wealth of information which he generously shares with his fellow Lab Managers.