On 8th of June 2022, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) in partnership with Ukrainian Association of Regional and Oblast Councils and with support of United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office organised a Training of Trainers workshop “Staying safe during emergency or incidents involving toxic chemicals”. The workshop took place online and was aimed for the representatives of Oblast and District Administrations, Communities and other relevant stakeholders.
45 participants of the workshop were introduced to range of toxic chemical hazards and the Chemicals Warfare Agents, learned about the characteristic signs of exposure to various types of toxic chemicals and were introduced to the basic actions to be taken in the event of an emergency situation with leakage of toxic chemicals, including actions to be taken after leaving the area of chemical contamination.
The training was delivered by Prof. Olena Tarakhno, Consultant in OPCW, in Ukrainian, in presence of Francesco Marelli, Head of CBRN Unit in UNICRI and Gareth Williams, Senior Officer in OPCW.
This was the first training of this kind. Representatives of Oblast and District Administrations and Communities as well as other interested stakeholders are invited to write to email@example.com, if interested in the next training session.