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  Safety Training Program


The IUPAC-UNESCO-UNIDO Training for Safety and Environmental Protection in Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnological Research and Production is an activity undertaken by the Committee on Chemistry and Industry (COCI).

Each scientist or engineer accepted into the Safety Training Program is assigned to an IUPAC Company Associate in an industrialized country. The period of training is typically one to three weeks. Accommodation, subsistence and travel expenses are provided for all trainees. In recent years, Fellows from Turkey, Egypt, Nigeria, Kenya, China, and Uruguay, have received training at host Companies in the U.S.A., Japan, South Africa, and UK.

Ms. Jane B. Nyakang'o (UNIDO Kenya National Cleaner Production Centre) and Ms. Ana Luisa Arocena (CEMPRE Uruguay) visited the BP Chemicals Technology Center in Naperville, Illinois, USA and the acrylonitirle production plant in Lima, Ohio in October 2003. They also visited waste treatment sites nearby.

> Read Nyakang'o's Report [pdf file - 24KB]
> Read Arocena's Report [pdf file - 65KB]

In 2004, Mr. Isiaka O. Bakare (Rubber Research Institute of Nigeria) visited Mitsui Chemical Co. sites in Japan, along with other facilities in that country.

> Read Bakare's Report [pdf file - 41KB]

Most recently, Prof. Said Bayomi (Mansoura University, Egypt) received training at the facilities of the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca in the UK in October and November 2005.

> Read Bayomi's Report [pdf file - 116KB]

Applications are now invited for placement in the
Safety Training Program in 2006

Download the Program brochure [pdf file - 475KB]

Download the application form as a doc file (102KB) or pdf file (194KB)

More about STP

- The Safety Training Program was the focus of a Workshop at the 2005 IUPAC General Assembly and Congress in Beijing, at which all eight Fellows from 2000-2004 presented papers and brainstormed improvements to the STP.
> Click here to learn more about the Workshop and the accomplishments of the STP Fellows!

- Previous reports published in Chemistry International featured the accomplishments of the STP Fellows and the overall program:
> Safety Training Fellows Visit Japan, South Africa,
and USA in 2002 and 2003
, by Mark C. Cesa [CI, Nov 03]
> IUPAC/UNESCO/UNIDO Safety Program Trains Two Scientists in United States, by Mark C. Cesa [CI, Mar 01]

- Earlier fellows reports are accessible via the initial project description [022/11/93]

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