The Ethylene Oxide, Prolylene Oxide and Cumene sector groups organised a “Logistics and safe handling of chemicals” Workshop in Russia last month. It is the third Workshop planned in a series of ten similar events organised by the sector groups in Central and Eastern Europe.

The aim is to raise awareness in central and eastern countries of the benefits of applying good safety practices safety during the transport and handling of some chemicals such as ethylene oxide.  The Russian workshop was a great success with about 40 participants. Existing guidelines and recommendations produced by Cefic and its sector groups were shared with the audience. Practical case studies were presented. The audience raised many questions, which led to a fruitful discussion. Participants enjoyed the interactivity of the Workshop and requested the organisation of a second one in the future. The workshop was also an opportunity to increase the membership of the sector groups.