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Webinar occupational safety & health management systems

Webinar occupational safety & health management systems

Workers are among those most exposed to hazardous chemicals and waste in various sectors around the world, and particularly in developing countries, economies in transition and in the informal economy. Strong occupational safety and health management systems (OSH MS) are essential for protecting workers, their families and the wider community from the harmful effects of toxic chemicals. This webinar will provide an overview of ILO’s resources for developing and maintaining OSH management systems, followed by examples from existing national systems. 

A webinar will be organized on Wednesday, 15 July 2020 at 10:00 Geneva time. You can register here

Agenda
1. Introduction to the problem of workers’ exposures to chemicals, ILO role and response: International Labour Standards and OSH management systems
2. Deep dive into particular work-related chemical exposure
3. National management system for chemicals, insights from Malaysia
4. National management system for chemicals, insights from ​Switzerland
5. Q&A
 

ICTA makes case for globalisation

ICTA makes case for globalisation

In the specail issue of the ICIS chemical business magazine (see here) ICTA Secretary General Robert Stuyt has provided his view on global trade after Covid-19. He points to resilience, sustainability and precautionism as key developments.

Click here to read the article.


Source: ICIS Chemical Business 22-28 May 2020

Associquim Sincoquim organizes conference to mark its 60th anniversary

Associquim Sincoquim organizes conference to mark its 60th anniversary

On 9 & 10 March a chemical conference was organized by ICTA member Associquim Sincoquim, the Brazilian chemical distribution association. The event marked the 60th anniversary of the association.

ICTA was represented by Robert Stuyt. A key topic during the event concerned to regulatory issues in the digital business environment. Globalization was another key topic. During his presentation Robert Stuyt combined both topics by discussing the role of digitalization in globalization. ICTA board member Peter Newport was also present in Brazil and presented on behalf of CBA about regulatory issues in the digital business environment.

After the conference, Robert Stuyt visited the offices of Associquim and the offices of direct ICTA company members Brenntag and Univar to update them on ICTA’s activities and to gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics of the Latin American markets.