Written by Staff Writer
19 Nov, 2013 | 8:51 am
The Central Environmental Authority states that it hopes to implement a national programme on prevention of chemical accidents.
Chairman of the CEA, Wimal Rubasinghe stated that all officials will be briefed at a special training programme which will be carried out on Tuesday with the attendance of international experts.
“Under the guidance of the Minster of Environment The Central Environmental Authority will implement a nation programme with regards to measures that must be taken to avoid chemical-related accidents in factories and the relevant safety procedures. A workshop and training programme will be held in Colombo today for high-ranking officials in public and private firms who deal with the manufacture of chemical products.”
This training programme is aimed at creating the framework for the implementation of a new mechanism to prevent chemical accidents.
Wimal Rubasinghe further added,
“Through this programme we are hoping to create awareness about the legal implications that could take place if safety measures are not followed. We are also hoping to implement a new system looking at this in the long-term in order to avoid such incidents occurring in the future.”
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