The Environmental Protection Department will seek to strengthen the country’s capacity in chemicals management when it hosts a workshop next week.

Entitled Strengthening Capacities for SAICM Implementation and Supporting GHS Capacity Building in Barbados, the two-day event, which will be held from Monday, April 11 to Wednesday, April 13, will examine a strategic approach to international chemicals management (SAICM) and globally harmonised systems of classification and labelling of chemicals (GHS).??

The focus will be on ensuring that local chemical distributors, and others involved in chemical management, effectively educate users on the potential risks associated with particular substances.??

Workshop activities will include a session facilitated by a representative from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research.

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