Safety Training Program Workshops

Complementary to the STP program are the STP Workshops held during the biennial IUPAC General Assembly/Congress. These workshops are an opportunity for the trained STP Fellows and STP Associate Fellows from developing countries to present and share their experiences along side other Industrial and Academic experts in chemical health, safety and security.

At the August 2003 biennial IUPAC Congress/General Assembly in Ottawa, Canada, Mark Cesa (STP Coordinator) established the first Safety Training Program Workshop. These STP Workshops are on-going to this day.

2003 STP Workshop, Ottawa, Canada – August 13

The 2003 STP Ottawa Agenda and 2003 STP Ottawa Summary Summary provide an overall view of the workshop. There were approximately 20 attendees. Opening remarks were made by the Nelson Wright (COCI Chairman) with presentations from Mark Cesa 2003Esma Toprak 2003 (2000 STP Fellow), Kevin Khisa 2003 (2002 STP Fellow) and Tersoo Gwaza 2003 (2002 STP Fellow).

2005 STP Workshop, Beijing, China – August 17

The biennial IUPAC Congress/General Assembly in Beijing, China hosted the second STP Workshop. The 2005 STP Beijing Agenda and 2005 STP Beijing Abstracts provide an overall view of the workshop. Opening remarks were made by the David Evans (COCI Chairman) with presentations from Mark Cesa 2005, Shanjun Mu, Ali El-Emam (2000 STP Fellow), Esma Toprak (2000 STP Fellow), Kelvin Khisa (2002 STP Fellow), Jane Nyakang’o (2003 STP Fellow), Ana Arocena (2003 STP Fellow),Tersoo Gwaza (2002 STP Fellow), Isiaka Bakare (2004 STP Fellow), Zhang GuoHong (2002 STP Fellow) and Alexandre Pokrovsky.

2007 STP Workshop, Turin, Italy – August 9

The biennial IUPAC Congress/General Assembly in Turin, Italy hosted the third STP Workshop. The 2007 STP Turin Agenda and 2007 STP Turin Abstracts provide details of the workshop. Opening remarks were made by Mark Cesa 2007 (STP Coordinator) with presentations from STP Fellows Isiaka Bakare 2007 (2004 STP Fellow), Kelvin Khisa (2002 STP Fellow), Jane Nyakang’o (2003 STP Fellow) and Esma Toprak 2007 (2000 STP Fellow). External speakers included Gunnar Nordberg 2007 and John Duffus.

2009 STP Workshop, Glasgow, Scotland – August 4

The fourth STP Workshop was held at the biennial IUPAC Congress/General Assembly in Glasgow, Scotland. The 2009 STP Glasgow Agenda and 2009 STP Glasgow Abstracts provide a summary of the workshop. Opening remarks were made by Mark Cesa 2009 (STP Coordinator) with presentations from external speakers Steven Harper and Chris Eacott. STP Fellows presentations included those from Godfred Nyarko 2009 (2007 STP Fellow), Gursharn Grover 2009 (2008 STP Fellow), Esma Toprak (2000 STP Fellow), Tersoo Gwaza (2002 STP Fellow), Isiaka Bakare (2004 STP Fellow) and Zhang GuoHong 2009 (2002 STP Fellow).

2011 STP Workshop, San Juan, Puerto Rico – August 1

The fifth STP Workshop on “Global Chemical Safety and Sustainability” was held at the 43rd IUPAC World Chemistry Congress/46th General Assembly in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The 2011 STP San Juan Agenda and 2011 STP San Juan Biographies provide an overall view of this workshop. Mark Cesa 2011 (STP Coordinator) opened the workshop and the morning external speakers included I.W. Maciejowska 2011, Maria Rivera 2011Bernard West 2011 and N.B. Jackson. The afternoon session had STP Fellows presentations included those from Tersoo Gwaza 2011 (2002 STP Fellow), Godfred Nyarko 2011 (2007 STP Fellow), Fabian Benzo 2011 (2007 STP Fellow) and Esma Toprak 2011 (2000 STP Fellow).

2013 STP Workshop, Istanbul, Turkey – August 12

The biennial IUPAC Congress/General Assembly in Istanbul, Turkey hosted the sixth STP Workshop. The 2013 STP Istanbul Agenda and 2013 STP Istanbul Summary  provide details of this workshop. Opening remarks were made by Bernard West (STP Coordinator) with presentations from external speakers Hamy Khalil, Roland Andersson and Khalida Al-Dalama. STP Fellows presentations included those from Esma Toprak (2000 STP Fellow), Godfred Nyarko 2013 (2007 STP Fellow), Gursharn Grover 2013 (2008 STP Fellow), and Jonathan Babalola (2013 STP Fellow).

2015 STP Workshop, Bushan, Korea – August 10

The seventh STP Workshop on “Safety Training Future Plans” was held at the IUPAC Congress/General Assembly in Bushan, Korea. The 2015 STP Bushan Agenda and 2015 STP Bushan Biographies provide a summary of this workshop. Opening remarks were made by Bernard West (STP Coordinator) with presentations from external speakers Robert Audette 2015Jung-Hee Jo 2015 and Dan Roczniak 2015. STP Fellows presentations included those from Noha Elbalky 2015 (2014 STP Fellow), Amhed Youssef 2015 (2015 STP Fellow), Jonathan Babalola 2015 (2013 STP Fellow), Gursharn Grover 2015 (2008 STP Fellow), and Fabian Benzo 2015 (2007 STP Fellow).

2017 STP Workshop, Sao Paulo, Brazil – July 10

The biennial IUPAC Congress/General Assembly in Sao Paulo, Brazil Beijing hosted the eight STP Workshop. The 2017 STP Brazil Agenda and 2017 STP Brazil Summary provide details of this workshop. Opening remarks were made by Bernard West (STP Coordinator) with presentations from Paul Baekelmans 2017, Fabian Benzo 2017 (2007 STP Fellow), Robert Audette 2017Cris Pianelli 2017Austin Aluoch 2017Christine Ashaolu 2017 (2015 STP Fellow), Gursharn Grover 2017 (2008 STP Fellow), and Daniela Hernandez 2017 (2016 STP Associate Fellow).

2019 STP Workshop, Paris, France – July 8

The 2019 Safety Training Workshop was the ninth in a series held in conjunction with the 47th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress/ 50th General Assembly and the IUPAC100 celebrations. It was held at the Congress site in Paris on the afternoon of 8 July 2019.

View the Safety Training Program home page for details on the 2019 STP Paris Workshop.