International Symposium - Safety and Health Protection in the Supply Chain of Chemicals

Tuesday, 12 June 2018
9:30 to 17:15 h
DECHEMA House, Franz Patat Auditorium
(access directly from the ACHEMA fair grounds, rear side of Hall 6)

Chemicals are integral constituents of our living and work environment – for instance, they are found in products relating to mobility, communication, health protection, and construction. In order to manufacture these products, many steps are necessary. First, raw materials have to be converted into basic chemicals, which then need to be transported from the manufacturer to the processing plants. From there, the finished products are again in transit to the industrial end-users, or the consumers. All these steps often take place in separate locations and would not be possible without transportation connecting the various stations in the life cycle of a chemical substance.

The significance of transport across the borders of nations and continents is constantly increasing in our ever more globally networked occupational and living environments. The safety and health protection of employees who might come into contact with the products at the individual stations are important concerns of the ISSA Chemistry Section and the ISSA Transportation Section.

The two sections are jointly organizing an international symposium during ACHEMA with contributions on the following key issues:

•    Rules and regulations
•    Classification and labelling
•    Interfaces: Transporting dangerous goods – handling hazardous substances
•    Packaging requirements
•    Risk assessment
•    Requirements for the transportation of dry ice
•    Loading and unloading hazardous substances
•    Storage and availability for transport and use
•    Cargo security
•    Safety of vehicles
•    Cleaning containers and tank trucks
•    Health hazards through contact with chemicals
•    Emergency measures and organization taking the example of TUIS (transport accident information and assistance system)

Registration and Information

The symposium is free of charge and open to all interested persons who register in con-junction with a valid ticket to ACHEMA 2018.

Registrations can be made informally by e-mail to Michaela Frenzel who will also answer all organizational questions. (michaela.frenzel@ For content-related enquiries, please contact Antje Ermer (antje.ermer@, Tel.: +49 6221 5108-28380).

Please find up-to-date information, as well as the detailed programme, at, and “Section Events”.

All contributions and discussions will be translated simultaneously into German/English/French.

The Organizers

The ISSA Chemistry Section and ISSA Transporta-tion Section are dedicated to the prevention of sector-specific accidents and occupational health hazards within the ISSA (International Social Security Association).

Together with Heidelberger Verein zur internationalen Förderung der Prävention in der chemischen Industrie e.V. (Heidelberg Association for International Promotion of Prevention in the Chemical Industry), the ISSA Chemistry Section regularly addresses current topics.

In Connection with the Symposium

Exhibition stand of BG RCI in Hall 9.1, stand A84.

The stand of the German Employers’ Liability Insurance Association for the Raw Materials and Chemical Industry (BG RCI) is entirely in keeping with the motto of the prevention strategy “VISION ZERO. Zero Accidents – Healthy Working!”
Specialized presentations will cover the topics “Transport and Storage of Hazardous Substances” as well as “Healthy and Safe Leadership” together with numerous interactive exhibits. Visitors can obtain practical information and competent advice on the following: storage of hazardous substances, dangerous goods interfaces, in-plant transport, as well as healthy and safe leadership. The exhibits will be complemented by an interesting programme including

•    Experimental lectures
•    Stage shows on and around the exhibits
•    Daily competitions with prizes

The detailed programme and current information on the BG RCI stand are available at or from Dr. Beatrice Spottke (beatrice.spottke[at]

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