Project Details IUPAC Safety Training Program Workshop, Busan, Korea

Project No.:
Start Date:
01 June 2015
End Date:
31 March 2017
Division Name:
Committee on Chemistry and Industry
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The Workshop on the Safety Training Program will be used for several initiatives:

  • to communicate to IUPAC leadership, the Chemistry community and the public at large on recent activities by Fellows of the program in their home countries;
  • 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 Host Companies and new regional trainees.

STP Fellows who have been trained at Host sites write follow up reports which are visible on the IUPAC website. Some Fellows attend the Workshop to present updates on their actions taken since their training.

(See preceeding project in this series)


The Safety Training Program (STP) all brings safety practitioners 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 administers the STP 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 the next in the series and part of the activities at the 48th IUPAC General Assembly during the meeting of the Committee on Chemistry and Industry. Earlier workshops were held at the IUPAC Congress in Ottawa in 2003; at Beijing in 2005; at Turin in 2007; at Glasgow in 2009; at San Juan in 2011 and as part of the General Assembly at Istanbul in 2013. See most recent project 2013-011-2-022 for details.

Two to 4 Fellows will be invited to attend. Each invited Fellow will submit an abstract for a paper to be presented at the Workshop; these abstracts will be critically reviewed in advance of final acceptance of Fellows to attend the Workshop. The critical review is intended to assure that the Trainees have made tangible progress on dissemination of learnings in their home countries. The Workshop will start with presentations by speakers with expertise in chemical health, safety and environmental protection issues, and Responsible Care. There will be a focus on chemical security concerns.

The Workshop will include a discussion to identify ideas for improvement and expansion of the scope of the Safety Training Program. The proceedings and outcomes of the Workshop will be published online, including reports, presentations, and a summary report.


The proposed agenda for the 2015 meeting is as follows:

Outline of Safety Training Workshop, 10 Aug 2015, IUPAC GA, Busan, Korea

  1. Invited Speakers [20 mins each] 9:00 to 10:15
    – Laboratory Safety – A quality systems approach [Robert J. Audette]
    – Safety and Responsible Care – a Korean Chemical Industry Perspective [Jo, Jung-Hee, DOW Korea]
    – Chemical Security as part of Responsible Care [Dan Roczniak, ACC]
    Coffee Break 10:15 to 10:30
  2. Fellows Feedback – Country Updates. [15 mins each Fellow] 10:30 to 12:30
    a. Middle east situation Egypt [Eng. Noha Zenhom]
    b. Middle east situation recycling [Prof. A. Youssef]
    c. African Situation Nigeria [Christine Ashaolu]
    Lunch 12:30 to 13:00
  3. STP Fellows Updates. [15 mins each] continues 13:00 to 14:00
    a. Indian Situation [Dr. Gersharn Grover]
    b. Latin America Situation [Prof. F Benzo]
    c. Summary and Picture
  4. Working session. 14:00 to 16:00
    a. The future of the STP process
    b. Explore setting uo Regional training Uruguay and India
    c. Candidates [Review the lists]
    d. Hosts [Plan how to attract more]
    e. Sponsors Support and/or Funding, IUPAC, CRDF, [UNESCO, Others]
    f. STP Committee Succession Planning and Administration
    g. Summaries Follow Up Actions

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