Project Details IUPAC-UNESCO-UNIDO Safety Training Program Workshop, Glasgow, Scotland

Project No.:
2009-001-2-022
Start Date:
01 May 2009
End Date:
01 October 2011
Division Name:
Committee on Chemistry and Industry
Division No.:
022

Objective

Workshop on the Safety Training Program is used to communicate to the public and to IUPAC on recent activities by Fellows of the program in their home countries; to evaluate the effectiveness of the Safety Training Program in terms of fellows’ home country activities; to learn from invited speakers who are experts in health, safety, and environmental matters; and to solicit ideas for improvements in the program and for possible expansion to incorporate new Host Companies and new regional trainees.

Description

The Safety Training Program allows safety experts from developing countries to learn more about safety and environmental protective measures by visiting and working in plants of IUPAC Company Associates in the industrialized world. IUPAC, UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) and UNIDO (the United Nations International Development Organization), have established the Safety Training Program to disseminate state-of-the-art knowledge on safety and environmental protection in chemical production. The beneficiaries are expected to use the training in their home countries to improve health, safety and environment.

This Workshop is planned as part of activities at the 42nd IUPAC Congress under the theme of Industry and Innovation. Similar workshops were held at the IUPAC General Assembly and Congress in Ottawa in 2003; at Beijing in 2005; and at Turino in 2007.
See OttawaSafetyWorkshop_Cesa040322.pdf
2004-031-1-022 (Bejing 2005), and
2006-051-1-022 (Turino 2007)

Each Trainee participant has submitted an abstract for a paper to be presented at the Workshop; these abstracts have been critically reviewed in advance of acceptance of Trainees applications for the Workshop. The critical review is intended to assure that the Trainees have made tangible progress on dissemination of learnings in their home countries. In addition, the Workshop will include lectures by two regional speakers who are experts in chemical health, safety and environmental protection. They are Steve Harper, HM Specialist Inspector (Process Safety), UK Health and Safety Executive, and Dr. Chris Eacott, Stewardship Solutions LLC, UK, who will speak on safe handling of chemicals in the workplace. Three STP Fellows have submitted abstracts that have been accepted for oral presentations: Fabian Benzo Moreira of Uruguay, Gursharn Singh Grover of India, and Godfred Nyarko of Ghana. Two other Fellows have submitted abstracts that have been accepted for poster presentations: Esma Toprak of Turkey and Tersoo Charles Gwaza of Nigeria.

> See workshop program on the congress website
Save the date: Tuesday 4 August 2009, afternoon!

A Web page will be prepared to cover the proceedings and outcomes of the Workshop, where their reports, presentations, and a summary report will be published. The Workshop will include a discussion to identify ideas for improvement and expansion of the scope of the Safety Training Program.

Progress

Summary Report

This symposium was the fourth in a series of Safety Training Program Workshops held in conjunction with the biennial IUPAC Congresses and General Assemblies. It was held at the Congress site in Glasgow on the afternoon of 4 August 2009.

The IUPAC Safety Training Program, STP, allows safety experts from developing countries to learn more about safety and environmental protective measures by visiting and working in plants of IUPAC Company Associates in the industrialized world. IUPAC has established the Safety Training Program to disseminate state-of-the-art knowledge on safety and environmental protection in chemical production. Fellows of the Safety Training Program, after completion of training, are expected to use their learnings in their home countries to improve health, safety and environmental practices in their workplaces, communities, and regions.

Six STP Fellows presented oral papers and posters at the Congress on aspects of their work in their home countries. In addition, the workshop included lectures by two regional speakers who are experts in chemical health, safety and environmental matters. Following is a summary of the presentations at the workshop.

> read full report (2009-001-2-022_workshop-rpt.pdf – 23KB)

> download annex files including 13 pdf compressed in 1 zip – 3.16MB: 2009-001-2-022_workshop-anx.zip

project completed – a similar workshop took place during the 2011 IUPAC Congress – see project 2011-004-2-022

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