COCI Safety Training Program

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Since 2000, STP Fellows from Turkey, Egypt, Nigeria, Kenya, China, India, Ghana and Uruguay, have received training at Host Companies in the U.S.A., Japan, South Africa, U.K., Canada, Denmark, Belgium and The Netherlands. The Safety Training Program, or STP, is coordinated by the Committee on Chemistry and Industry (COCI). For more information, see the Safety Training Fellows page for past STP Fellow reports, presentations and other resources. Currently 1-2 STP Fellowship candidates from developing countries are trained per year to deliver improved Environmental, Health, and Safety programs to their institution and home country. In 2016, the STP regional training in Latin America for STP Associate Fellows was initiated. This STP-LA training in Uruguay created a center for learning increased chemical safety & security in local languages.

Complementary to the STP program are the STP Workshops held during the IUPAC General Assembly/Congress; these workshops are an opportunity for the trained STP Fellows and STP Associate Fellows to present and share their experiences . The workshop held in Busan in August 2015 focused on laboratory safety as well as industry safety, security and the linkage provided by Responsible Care, and the workshop in 2013 focused on communication and impact. The most recent workshop was held in July 2017 in Sao Paulo during the IUPAC General Assembly.

For a recent write-up about the STP, see Chem Int Apr 2017, pp. 26-18; https://doi.org/10.1515/ci-2017-0216

In recent years, former STP Fellows have also initiated activities of their own. See for example the STP regional project in Latin America (project 2018-021-1-022) or the STP regional project in India (project 2017-032-3-022).

2019 Safety Training Program Workshop, Paris

COCI STP invites you to attend the 2019 Safety Training Workshop in Paris on Monday 8th July. We are “Celebrating 20 Years of IUPAC COCI Safety Training” with two Keynote Speakers. Invited Speakers will highlight the current STP Fellowship training experiences and the STP-Latin America regional program’s history and perspectives. There will also be presentations for a past STP Fellow and STP Associate Fellows.