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Committee On Chemistry and Industry


Number: 022/16/98

Title: Fourth IUPAC Workshop on Safety in Chemical Production

Coordinator(s): A. N. Wright

Completion Date: 2001 - project completed

Three Workshops have been sponsored in the developed countries to help in the transmission of modern safety practices to especially less-developed countries:

The 1st workshop was held in Basel, Switzerland in September 1990. Topics included safety assessment, risk reduction and safety education in the chemical industry. Case studies, including visits to chemical plants of IUPAC Company Associates CIBA-GEIGY, Hoffman-La Roche and Sandoz, were a unique feature of the workshop. [Chem. Int. 13(2), 50-60 (1991)]
Proceedings were published and edited by J. Whiston.

The 2nd workshop was held in Yokohama, Japan in June 1993. The program covered safety management, education and training, evaluation of hazards, and engineering, and included cases studies involving visits to local inductries. [Chem. Int. 16(2), 41-46 (1994)]

The 3rd and most recent workshop was organized in San Francisco, USA in April 1997, joint with the ACS.
> Symposium report, Chem. Int. 19(4), 129-136, 1997 [pdf file - 68k, p.3]

1998 plans to hold a 4th workshop in Eastern Europe have been unsuccessful.
Plans have begun to hold the workshop in Africa as part of the 8th International Chemistry Conference in Africa (ICCA) to take place in Senegal from 30 July to 4th August 2001, under the auspices of the African Association of Pure and Applied Chemistry (AAPAC). For more information, see conference webpage <http://www.cica.ucad.sn/cica1/>, or contact Dr. Mike Booth.

> Workshop report published in Chem. Int. 24(1) 2002>

Project completed

Last update: 4 February 2002

> see 5th workshop info

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