In collaboration with the Vietnam Chemical Agency and the Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons recently hosted a seminar in Hanoi covering the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), chemical safety and security management within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation.
Forty-six people from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam attended the three-day seminar that covered topics such as preventing chemical accidents by quantitative and qualitative risk assessments. The attendees also discussed how to integrate safety, security and sustainability, as well as the global trends concerning chemical safety and security challenges.
Other presentations included the roles of stakeholders, sharing and learning about the best practices within the chemical industry, employee well-being in the chemical industry, case studies, and effective safety and security systems and lessons.
Nguyen Van Thanh, the director-general of the Vietnam Chemical Agency, opened the seminar and Nguyen Thi Ha, the head of the International Cooperation of the Vietnam Chemical Agency, welcomed the attendees and dignitaries to the event, which was held May 19-21.