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Organizations & People
Safety in Chemical
Blackwell Science,1991 [ISBN 0632032553]
The first IUPAC Workshop on Safety in Chemical
Production was established in recognition of the fact that, at present,
University teaching in this area is inadequate and significant difficulties
and dangers arise when chemists transfer from the academic to the industrial
environment. Furthermore it had become evident from such tragedies as
that which occured at Bhopal that there was a lack of standard procedure
for transferring safety technology from the developed to the developing
world. Finally, whilst there were a number of groups active in the fields
of safety education, there was no unified and international approach
to this important aspect of the technology.
The primary objectives of the Workshop were: 1. To provide a unified
basis at University level for safety education in chemical technology.
2. To provide, with Case Studies (especially in the field of Hazard
Analysis and Risk Reduction) a series of model lectures for use in Universities.
3. A programme for future development. IUPAC were uniquely placed to
establish the first workshop
* IUPAC is the only truly international organisation
* IUPAC is one of the few organisations independent of both government
and industry and is thus uniquely placed in bringing academic scientists
together with technical personnel from industry
* IUPAC can influence the science teaching in Universities and hence
the education in safety technology of chemists and chemical engineers
Day 1: Principles of safety assessment and
risk reduction; Day 2:Case studies; Day 3: Safety education today; Day
4: Summary and the way forward
© 1998 Blackwell Science
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