Today in Nur-Sultan, an international training seminar get started: “Key elements of national systems for the sound management of chemicals: training government representatives to use the tools of Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM): for decision-making” for employees of government agencies, industry enterprises and laboratory services, NGO.

International experts from the UK, Finland, Slovenia and other countries will conduct training in conducting chemical risk assessments for human health and the environment, classifying chemicals and mixtures, and developing a national chemical registration system.

The event was organized by the Ministry of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the National Center of Public Healthcare with the support of WHO.

Representatives of the countries of Georgia, Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Mongolia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, etc. take part in the seminar. Since 2018, Kazakhstan has been implementing the project “Creating Key Elements of National Systems of Chemicals Management of in Selected Countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia”. The partners of Kazakhstan in its implementation are Georgia and the Republic of Belarus.

This project aims to share experiences in the implementation of the sound management of chemicals between member countries; improvement of legislation in the sphere of their regulation; creation of a technical base for the online collection and exchange of information on chemicals, the formation of the national part of the Register of Chemicals and Mixtures, as provided for by the Technical Regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union “On Safety of Chemical Products"; raising public awareness of the effects of chemicals on the human body and the environment.

It should be noted that since 2021, each consumer will be able to enter the National Register and obtain the necessary information about any chemical substance, which will reduce the risk of exposure of a chemical to human health.

April 10-12, the seminar will continue its work.