Title: IUPAC-UNESCO-UNIDO Safety
Training Program Workshop, Turin, Italy
Chairman: Mark C.
Bologna Alles, Michael
D. Booth, and Khalidah
Remark: The IUPAC-UNESCO-UNIDO
Safety Training Program is a on-going activity of COCI; see <www.iupac.org/standing/coci/safety-program.html>
for more details.
> 2004 Workshop, Beijing,
China [project 2004-031-1-022]
Completion Date: 2008 - project completed
This Workshop on the Safety Training Program will be used for communication
to the public and to IUPAC leadership 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.
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. The International Union of Applied
Chemistry (IUPAC) with the United Nations Educational, Scientific,
and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations International
Development Organization (UNIDO) 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 41st IUPAC Congress under the heading for either Session
1, "Chemistry Protecting the Environment;" Session 2,
"Chemistry Protecting Human Health;" or Session 10, "Advances
in Chemical Education." Similar workshops were held at the
IUPAC General Assembly and Congress in Ottawa in 2003
- see Notes and Summary (pdf
file - 16KB)- and at Beijing in 2005 - see project
Each Trainee participant will be expected to submit an abstract
for a poster to be presented at the Workshop; these abstracts will
be critically reviewed before Trainees' applications for the Workshop
will be accepted. The critical review is intended to assure that
the Trainees have made tangible progress on dissemination of learnings
in their home countries. In addition to the poster session, the
Workshop will include lecutres by Italian and other regional speakers
who are expert in chemical health, safety and environmental protection.
A Web page on the IUPAC Web site will be prepared to cover the proceedings
and outcomes of the Workshop, where ther reports, presentations,
and a summary report will be published.
The Workshop will include a panel discussion to identify ideas
for improvement and expansion of the scope of the Safety Training
Program.The Workshop is intended to span a full day at the Congress,
with the presentations and panel discussion preceding the poster
presentations for Workshop participants. Posters are also expected
to be presented at one of the scheduled Congress poster sessions.