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Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association to host TRANSPORTATION OF DANGEROUS GOODS SEMINAR The Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) is hosting its Transportation of Dangerous Goods Seminar in Johannesburg and Durban on 17 October and 19 October 2017 respectively. The Responsible Care® Transportation of Dangerous Goods Seminar aims to provide participants with hard-hitting and useful information which they can apply directly in their workplaces. “Dangerous goods professionals need to be well equipped with the latest information to make the best decision when they are faced with a dangerous goods incident. Many dangerous goods incidents are caused by human error as well as mechanical or design failure in existing systems/infrastructure,” says Deidré Penfold, Executive Director of CAIA. CAIA encourages its members, allied industries, students and academics in the transportation and logistics areas to attend the seminar. Students from tertiary institutions are offered a discount. Kindly contact the CAIA office on 011- 3276547 for more information and to obtain a registration form. Bookings must be received by no later than 10 October 2017, should you wish to attend! About CAIA The South African chemical industry is represented by the Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) which has 164 members including chemical manufacturers, traders and industry service providers. As an association that forms part of a worldwide network of chemical industry associations, CAIA seeks to promote the continuous improvement of performance in the safety, health and environmental arenas as well as to boost productivity and competitiveness of the chemical and allied industries in South Africa, thereby enhancing their sustainability. Members are mainly big and medium-sized companies drawn from base chemicals, fertilizers, plastics in primary form, pesticides and other agricultural products, explosives and speciality chemicals. CAIA’s primary goals are to promote Responsible Care®, to earn public trust for the chemical industry, to improve the efficiency of its advocacy efforts, to support education initiatives in science, engineering and technology and to create maximum value for member companies. The Association interacts with a number of employer bodies, the Chemical Industries’ Education & Training Authority, various professional societies and other associations representing sub-sections of the industry. CAIA is the custodian of the global Responsible Care® initiative, which was launched in South Africa in 1994. Through this initiative, companies make a formal public commitment to continuously improve their safety, health, and environmental performance. CAIA operates through a board comprised of Chief Executive Officers of member companies, and the day-to-day running of the association is led by the Executive Director, Deidré Penfold. About Responsible Care® CAIA launched the Responsible Care® initiative in South Africa in 1994. This is the global chemical industry’s unique initiative to improve health, safety and environmental performance and to communicate with stakeholders about products and processes. In addition to this programme, CAIA provides linkages to sustainability in the chemical industries’ value chain through advocacy, training, support of educational drives in maths and science and the advancement of these concepts into sub-Saharan Africa. CAIA is a member of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA), the worldwide voice of the chemical industry, representing chemical manufacturers and producers all over the world and is recognised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). These international alliances allow the Association to source best practice in training, information, advocacy and legislative compliance. 6



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