Since 2011, AcuTech has provided key subject matter expertise on chemical safety and security for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The OPCW is the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize recipient for their efforts to reduce the threat of weaponization and misuse of chemicals – per the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).
AcuTech has been actively supporting the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) since 2011 on chemical safety and security at numerous locations around the world. OPCW is the Nobel Peace Prize recipient for their established work in the administration of the reduction of chemical security threats under the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). Article XI of the CWC gives OPCW the broad directive to facilitate the exchange of scientific and technical information relating to the safety and security of chemistry for purposes not prohibited under this Convention.
The Secretariat has been implementing international cooperation activities under the provisions of Article XI of the Convention. AcuTech’s technical experts have trained governmental representatives responsible for chemical safety and chemical-security management, representatives from chemical-industry associations, and managers involved in chemical-industry safety and security in a series of workshops in Asia, Europe, Africa, and Latin America.
These engagement are an opportunity for participating States Parties to discuss chemical safety and security management issues that are of particular interest to their country. Participants share information and experiences in the implementation of chemical safety and security programs. The presentations and discussions highlight best practices in chemicals management and future frameworks for action. More broadly, participants are encouraged to find opportunities for cooperation between countries on the peaceful uses of chemistry.
This work has been both rewarding and challenging given the scope of and importance of the issues. AcuTech is proud to have the opportunity to be a premier educator on chemical safety and security on a global scale.