AcuTech congratulates the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons for receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. The OPCW provides essential support to the destruction of chemical weapons, nonproliferation, cooperation and assistance and protection against the threat and use of chemical weapons, and for the promotion of chemical safety and security.
Since 2009, AcuTech has been proud to provide expertise to OPCW National Authorities and industry professionals at workshops and other sessions that promote chemical safety and security management best practices. AcuTech has led training sessions in Japan, South Africa, the Netherlands, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Qatar and Mexico.
Under Article XI of the CWC, OPCW is responsible for the broad mission of promoting the peaceful use of chemistry. International chemical security has historically focused on chemicals controlled by the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), as well as explosives, flammables, and chemicals used for production of illicit drugs. In the last 20 years, however, there has been growing concern about the use of toxic industrial chemicals or other hazardous chemicals by those seeking to perpetrate acts of terrorism; such chemicals are commonly known as dual-use or multiple-use chemicals. At the same time, laboratory chemists throughout the world work daily with many potentially hazardous chemicals for legitimate purposes and generally follow the necessary safety procedures for handling and disposal of these chemicals.
For more information about the OPCW, please visit their site http://www.opcw.org
 Promoting Chemical Laboratory Safety and Security in Developing Countries, National Academies Press, 2010.