Industry Outreach: Promoting Chemical Safety and Security

Participants at a Course on Chemical Safety Management for States Parties in Africa.

The Chemical Safety and Security Management programme is an international-cooperation programme designed to focus on chemical-industry outreach and industry-related aspects of the implementation of the Convention. Under this programme, seminars are held in order to meet the increasing need for specific safety and security training with regard to the rapidly expanding and increasingly complex chemical industries.

Through the seminars, OPCW Member States and their industries are provided with the tools and knowledge required to mitigate the risks arising from chemical-industry accidents and the threat of terrorism. With this in mind, participants are sensitised to the new approaches that can be adopted in relation to safety and security management, focusing on small and medium-sized enterprises. 

By promoting and disseminating standardised and best practices, the seminars benefit chemical‑industry personnel involved in safety-management issues, enhance the capacities of National Authorities and chemical-industry associations in the Member States, and indirectly benefit the general public.


  • Discuss specific safety management issues (both software and hardware).
  • Sharing of information/exchange of experiences.
  • Review best practices/generate recommendations to promote safety management.
  • Foster wider regional cooperation.
  • Enhance and promote the safe handling of chemicals at the national and international level.


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