IOMC TOOLBOXFor decision making in chemicals management

The IOMC Internet-based Toolbox for Decision Making in Chemicals Management (IOMC Toolbox) is aimed at countries who wish to address specific national issues regarding chemicals management.

The IOMC Toolbox is a problem solving tool that enables countries to identify the most appropriate and efficient national actions to address specific national problems related to chemicals management.

The toolbox identifies the available IOMC resources that will help the country address the identified national problem(s) or objectives. Special focus is given to identifying simple cost effective solutions to national chemicals management issues.

The Best Available Techniques (BAT) and similar concepts constitute essential elements for setting emission limit values and other permit conditions for industrial emissions in many countries around the world.

This management scheme helps to protect the health of workers and the public, as well as the environment and property, by reducing the likelihood that accidents will occur and limiting the consequences if one does happen.

The GHS addresses the classification of chemicals by types of hazard and proposes harmonized hazard communication elements, including labels and safety data sheets.

This scheme strengthens the capabilities of countries in assessing risks associated with industrial chemicals throughout their lifecycle and managing them safely.

Controlling which pesticides can be used helps to avoid adverse effects on human health and the environment. This scheme covers the pesticide lifecycle, from production to registration, distribution, use, and disposal.

A PRTR is a publicly accessible database or inventory of chemicals or pollutants released to air, water, and soil and transferred off-site for treatment. It brings together information about which chemicals are being released, where, how much, and by whom.

Improving occupational health and safety prevents or reduces the incidence of chemically induced illnesses and injuries at work and consequently enhances the protection of the general public and environment.

Tools and information organized by topics of major relevance are provided for public health, environmental health, and medical aspects of assessing and managing chemical risks and impacts of chemicals.

The FAO Pesticide Registration Toolkit is a decision-support system for pesticide registrars in developing countries. It will assist registrars in the evaluation and authorization of pesticides. The Toolkit can serve as a web-based registration handbook intended for day-to-day use. It also links to pesticide-specific information sources such as registrations in other countries, scientific reviews, hazard classifications, labels, MRLs, and pesticide properties.

The FAO Pesticide Registration Toolkit is a decision-support system for pesticide registrars in developing countries. It will assist registrars in the evaluation and authorization of pesticides. The Toolkit can serve as a web-based registration handbook intended for day-to-day use. It also links to pesticide-specific information sources such as registrations in other countries, scientific reviews, hazard classifications, labels, MRLs, and pesticide properties.

The Chemical Leasing Toolkit provides guidelines, materials, best practice case studies, and lessons learned from 10 years of work at UNIDO’s Global Chemical Leasing Programme. The Toolkit enables users to systematically kick-start the implementation of Chemical Leasing at the company level. It also supports policymakers in understanding how best to approach Chemical Leasing in the policy arena.

The Toolkit enables manufacturers and industrial users of chemicals, and consultants to identify chemicals management hotspots and to implement innovations that provide customers value and increase revenue, while providing environmental benefits and protecting the health of workers and society. The Toolkit consists of a company guide that provides a methodological approach in the form of six phases, supplemented by technical resources, sector guidelines, and case studies.

The eToolkit is an interactive web-application based on the WHO Human Health Risk Assessment Toolkit: Chemical Hazards. Users are provided with web-based templates of roadmaps for conducting human health risk assessments. While being led through a step-by-step risk assessment process, users are provided with background information and are able to document the information they have gathered and the conclusions they have drawn in electronic templates.

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National training and capacity building activities to assist in the development of a framework for the lifecycle management of industrial chemicals (import, use, storage, transport and disposal) under the Rotterdam Convention, Freetown, Sierra Leone

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  • What is a PRTR?
  • Why PRTRs: Benefits of a PRTR

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PRTR initiation (continued) & PRTR operation (steps and activities related to running a PRTR)

  • PRTR initiation (continued) & PRTR operation (steps and activities related to running a PRTR)
  • o   Preparing a legal instrument (initiation)

    o   Providing compliance assistance (initiation)

    o   Staffing/governance

    o   Data collection, compilation, and storage

    o   Data quality assurance

    o   Data dissemination and access

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PRTR long term success (expanding the benefits and activities of a PRTR and making future enhancements)

: PRTR long term success (expanding the benefits and activities of a PRTR and making future enhancements)

o   Compliance assurance

o   PRTR promotion

o   Outreach

o   Monitoring and improving the PRTR system

o   Enhancing the PRTR system gradually

o   Securing a budget (for initiation and maintenance)

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Experience and advice from countries that have already implemented a PRTR system

o   PRTR definition and benefits

o   Presentation of guidance and manuals available (UNITAR, OECD, UNEP, UNECE)

o   In-depth review of some steps in PRTR design and operation (to be decided after the end of the webinars, according of the needs of participants)

o   Experience and advice from countries that have already implemented a PRTR system (Japan, …)

o   Proposed follow-up to the workshop
 

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05/08/2020
The IOMC Toolbox has been redesigned to provide easier and more direct access to eight management schemes, five toolkits, and more than 500 IOMC tools, guidance documents, and training materials. This new and improved platform enables users to access information with less steps and less clicks. The IOMC Toolbox can now also be viewed on all devices, including tablets and mobile phones. An offline version is coming soon!
05/08/2020
The Best Available Techniques (BAT) concept has emerged as a key policy tool to prevent and control industrial emissions, thus ensuring a high level of environmental and human health protection. BAT and similar concepts constitute essential elements for setting emission limit values and other permit conditions for industrial emissions in many countries around the world.
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