The Technical Secretariat of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) wishes to invite States Parties to nominate representatives to participate in a live chemical warfare agent training course, which will take place from 11 to 21 May 2020 in Zemianske Kostol’any, Slovakia.
The course is being jointly organised by the Technical Secretariat (hereinafter “the Secretariat”) and the Government of Slovakia, and will provide training for up to 15 qualified participants who may be called upon to respond to chemical emergencies in their home countries. The course will cover the following topics:
(a) detection of chemical warfare agents;
(b) donning and doffing of chemical protective clothing;
(c) preparation of samples for transport;
(d) decontamination operations; and
(e) appropriate responses and countermeasures in the event of incidents involving chemical warfare agents or toxic chemicals
The course will provide participants with an opportunity to practice advanced elements of contaminated scene operations in the presence of live chemical warfare agents.