Global Chemical Safety and Security Summit CHEMSS 2016
Kielce, Poland, 18-20 April, 2016
Ukraine Chemical Security Forum UCSF
Kielce, Poland, 19 April, 2016
Global Chemical Safety and Security Summit
Global Chemical Safety and Security Summit (CHEMSS 2016) accompanied by Global Chemical Safety and Security Fair was organized by the International Centre for Chemical Safety and Security (ICCSS) and the Targi Kielce SA and held on April 18-20, 2016, in Kielce, Poland. Being the first global multi-stakeholder event to address chemical safety and security solutions, CHEMSS 2016 brought together hundreds of participants from all over the world, including the officials, representatives of international organizations, industry, academia and civil society. Participants from the U.S., China, Japan, the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Ukraine, Indonesia, Iran, Egypt, Jordan, Republic of South Africa, Algeria, Kenya, Uganda, and many other countries took part in numerous sessions and forums discussing vital issues of chemical safety and security, sharing best practices and exchanging experience.
Under support of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator, Ukraine was well represented at the Global Chemical Safety and Security Summit with large delegation that included participants from the governmental sector, emergency services, academia, and civil society. Among more than three dozens of participants from Ukraine were the representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine; Ministry for Regional Development, Building and Housing of Ukraine; State Emergency Service of Ukraine; Ukrainian Fire and Technological Safety Union; State Border Guard Service of Ukraine; State Fiscal Service of Ukraine; State Sanitary and Epidemiological Service of Ukraine; National Police of Ukraine; Ukrainian Chemists Union; Ukrainian Civil Protection Research Institute; National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute”; Institute of Hygiene and Ecology at National Medical University; “REACH” sector at SE RDI “Cherkassy NIITEHIM”; International CBRN Risk Mitigation Research Center; and East European Security Research Initiative Foundation.
Ukraine Chemical Security Forum
In the framework of CHEMSS 2016, Ukraine Chemical Security Forum (UCSF) “Working together to enhance chemical safety and security” was held on April 19, 2016, chaired by Amb. Vaidotas Verba, OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine.
The Forum was aimed at promoting an integrated approach to chemical safety and security covering the entire cycle of development, production, use, and disposal of chemicals, introduced within the Kenyan program. The UCSF was to assist in the development of cooperation and exchange of expertise and national capacities between specialists in the field of chemical security, with emphasis on border, customs, industry and transportation officials from Ukraine and other Central and Eastern European countries.
It was stressed at the Forum that the development of the Integrated Chemical Safety and Security Program (ICSSP) in Ukraine, including the results of the comprehensive review of chemical security in Ukraine, had proved that a leading condition for its successful initiation and implementation is an active engagement of all the relevant national and international stakeholders and partners from the government, industry, academia, civil society and international organizations. Another important condition is the establishment of a competent staff and training programs to enhance chemical security in the whole chain of chemical activities, with an emphasis on small and medium size companies, transit and storage of toxic chemicals and civil protection. The effective implementation of the relevant international agreements, including the UN Security Council Resolution 1540 and the Chemical Weapons Convention, chemical and environmental conventions, is the key factor for introducing effective national chemical safety and security.
Mr. Oleksandr Sadovskyi, Ukrainian Chemists Union, introduced the Comprehensive Review of Chemical Safety and Security in Ukraine as a first project within the ICSSP development and implementation. The comprehensive review was conducted by the OSCE Conflict Prevention Centre and group of Ukrainian experts in cooperation with the International Centre for Chemical Safety and Security in Poland, with support of the Ukrainian and Polish governments and financial support of Italy. The Review identified main causes of problems and drawbacks in ensuring the appropriate level of chemical safety and security in Ukraine. They included insufficient attention of the state to chemical safety and security as an important component of the CBRN safety and security system and national security on the whole. This is confirmed by absence of the chemical safety and security concept and efforts to counteract relevant threats in the National Security Strategy. It was also stressed a lack of coordination between the government institutions involved and their insufficient interaction with the expert community and public sector. This concerns both development and improvement of the national legislation in this area, its harmonization with the European one and proper implementation, and introduction of efficient mechanisms in the national chemical safety and security system.
Ukraine Chemical Security Forum continued the development and implementation of the Integrated Chemical Safety and Security Program in Ukraine, by initiating training and best practices exchanges among the stakeholders dealing with movement of toxic chemicals, with an emphasis on border guards and customs. A special attention was devoted to enhancing chemical security of trans-border transit of toxic chemicals through the international Table Top Exercise “Safe Border” with participation of Ukrainian, Polish and international stakeholders.
More Documents to download:
The Outcomes of the Comprehensive Review of Chemical Safety and Security in Ukraine (Oleksandr Sadovskyi, OSCE CPC Consultant, International project manager, Ukrainian Chemists Union)
Challenges and Actual Issues of Implementation of Integrated Chemical Safety and Security Program (ICSSP) in Ukraine (Anton Mukomela, Head of Sector “REACH” at SE RDI “Cherkassy NDITEHIM“)
Risk Management of Chemical Accidents (Pavlo Afanasiev, Head of Department of State Supervision and Control, State Emergency Service of Ukraine)
The System Approach to Solve the Problem of Chemical Safety in Ukraine (Yulii Khomutovskyi, Deputy Director; State Sanitary-Epidemiological Service of Ukraine, State Enterprise “Hygienic Regulation Committee”)
Chemical Safety in Ukraine as Part of National Security (Serhiy Mazur, President of the CBRN Risk Mitigation Research Center)
Jack Rabbit II Training Analysis and Assessment Meeting (Shannon B. Fox, PhD, Jack Rabbit II PM, Chemical Security Analysis Center, Science and Technology Directorate, Homeland Security Information Network)
Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) (National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, Office of Infrastructure Protection)
Voluntary Programs, Local Resources (National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, Office of Infrastructure Protection)
World Customs Organization Security Programme (Jim McColm, WCO Security Programme Manager)
The Brief Introduction of China Controlled Chemicals Association and its Work Achievements on Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (Qi Guisuo, Vice Director-General, China Controlled Chemicals Association CCCA）
Developement of CBRN response teams in National Fire Fighting and Rescue System (Retired Maj. General Wiesław Leśniakiewicz, Retired Col. Dariusz Marczyński)
Chemical Safety and Security through the implementation of Responsible Care®. Best practice sharing from Indonesia (M. Setyabudhi Zuber, RCI Secretary General & Executive Director)
Chemical Security Policy in Malaysia (Muhamad Sade Bin Mohamad Amin, Under Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Malaysia)
Philippine Regulations on Chemicals (Jean C. Borromeo, Supervising Environmental Management Specialist, DENR Environmental Management Bureau-National Capital Region)
Lessons Learned in Chemical Safety: Bangladesh Perspective (Dr. Syeda Sultana Razia, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology)
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