News & Notices
Safety Training Program
- Call for Host Companies -
The IUPAC Committee on Chemistry
and Industry (COCI) is seeking Host Companies for the IUPAC-UNESCO-UNIDO
Safety Training Program (STP). The STP enables experts from developing
countries to learn about safety and environmental protective measures
by visiting and working with IUPAC Company Associates in industrialized
countries. The STP brings IUPAC together with the United Nations Educational,
Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations
International Development Organization (UNIDO) to promote interactions
between developed countries and the developing world by disseminating
state-of-the-art knowledge on safety and environmental protection in
trainees are currently awaiting placement at Host Companies. All are
professional scientists and engineers who are supervisors or managers
in chemical companies, government institutions, or academic laboratories.
They have all been chosen for their experience and for their ability
to influence leaders and staff in their workplaces and within their
home countries. IUPAC and UNESCO provide funding for trainee travel
to the Host Company, and the Host Company provides for local expenses
STP Trainees visit the research and manufacturing facilities of IUPAC
CA Host Companies for a two- to three-week period, during which the
trainees shadow health, safety and environmental professionals to gain
first-hand experience in state-of-the-art practices. Traniees then apply
their new learnings at home in their workplaces, communities and governments.
Nine trainees, from Turkey, China, Egypt, Nigeria, Kenya and Uruguay
have participated in the STP at six Host Companies in the USA, UK, Japan
and South Africa since 2000.
There are many benefits to Host Companies. Besides the favorable publicity
that all Host Companies gain, productive long-term relationships can
built with the Trainees and their home countries that can benefit the
company and the trainee long after training is concluded. Dialogs between
Host Company staff and trainees can lead to suggestions for improvements
and new initiatives.
COCI is ready to assist Host Companies with trainee selection and scheduling
and planning of site visits. Contact Mark
COCI chairman and STP coordinator, for more information and to volunteer!
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