Project Details IUPAC Safety Training Program Workshop

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01 May 2017
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In SAO PAULO, BRAZIL (July 2017), the Workshop on the Safety Training Program will be used for several initiatives:

– to communicate to IUPAC leadership, to the Chemistry community and to 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.

(See preceeding project in this series)


The Safety Training Program (STP) Fellows bring 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 49th IUPAC General Assembly during the meeting of the Committee on Chemistry and Industry (COCI). 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 Assemblies at Istanbul in 2013 and Busan in 2015.

The proposed agenda for the meeting is as follows:

Outline of Safety Training Seminar

1. Invited Speakers. [20 mins each] 9.00 to 10.15

• Government Regulatory presenter US or EU speaker
• The Needs of Academic Institutional Safety [ A University/College case]
• When to introduce behavioral safety processes into “developing” nationals [Local presenter]
• Cyber Security Issues and strategies for minimizing risks [CRDF/CSP]
• Responsible Care as the driving force for safety in industry [ RC practitioner]

2. Coffee Break. 10.15 to 10.30

3. Country Updates. [20 mins each Fellow] 10.30 to 12.30
a. African Situation
Presentations may also include current country’s chemical regulatory issues and general industrial compliances, changes and progress made so far and current challenges. This will help evaluate progress and impact, best way forward and possible sustainable strategies.
i. Nigeria
ii. Kenya
iii. Regional Workshop Situation

4. Lunch 12.30 to 13.00

5. STP Regional Updates [20 mins each] continues 13.00 to 14.00
a. Indian Regional
b. Latin America Regional
c. Summary and Picture

6. Working session. 14.00 to 15.30
a. The future of the STP process
b. Candidates, [Review the lists]
c. Hosts [Plan how to attract more]
d. Sponsors Funding, IUPAC, CRDF, [UNESCO, Others]
e. STP Committee Succession Planning and Administration
f. Follow Up Actions


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