With the development of the chemical industry, new chemical products emerge continuously, and so do at the same time safety issues: in the raw material, technique, equipment, production, transportation, storage, marketing, use, treatment of chemical wastes, etc. Every year injuries and deaths, property losses, and environmental pollutions caused by a lack of chemical safety bring a lot of concerns. At present, even though many different safety measures exist, be it during process from raw material to final product or from usage to waste treatment, people’s carelessness and ignorance of the potential threat still need to be given attention. Reinforcing the safety of chemical products, improving the capacity to use chemicals and ensure a healthy, safe, harmonious and happy life have become major objectives for all of us working in the chemical field.
With the fast development of the modern chemical industry, production security awareness is also being strengthened continuously. This does not only induce stricter requirements for workers in the fist line of production, but also increases all safety managers working in chemical related industries (SHE) professional stress. The chemical industry is different from other industries, as its environment is very specific; chemical facilities face inflammable, explosive, or toxic chemicals, work with high temperature, high pressure, or corrosive and so on. Occupational accidents and diseases thus often occurs in chemical facilities, making it important for them to focus and prevent chemical risks.
As a doctor who has been involved for a long time in the field of prevention and treatment of occupational diseases, particularly in the treatment of chemical intoxications and burns, I know that life is priceless, health is precious. The importance of production security should predominate for companies. I do hope that many people coming from relative industries, concerned and interested in sharing their ideas about production safety, will attend our events.
Chemical risk is an important problem in the industrial world. In order to prevent, not to say manage the accidents, lots of factors should be considered.
Human and economic consequences fully justify that various actors who are interested in the security meet together and share their knowledge and experience, so as to harmonize the procedures and limit the risks as much as possible.
Because of continuous changes in production, storage, and transportation processes, as well as the constent emergence of new dangerous substances or mixtures, it is fundamental to meet regularly in order to share knowledge and experience.
Therefore, an exchange platform is the key for an optimization between education, prevention and security.
We are confrontated to chemical risk in our lives, via accidents or misuses of chemicals. In order to manage these risks, we can make use of various professionals’ knowledge: from chemists who are experts in controlling reactions, to doctors who know well about the symptoms, from chemicals’ users to preventionists (EHS engineer) committed to improve security, as well as emergency specialists such as firemen and doctors. Faced with the importance to share knowledge, Prevor devotes to set up an exchange platform, in order to support discovery of solutions and experience sharing from people who make the world evolve.