Chemical Risks Training

– A “layman with a twist” talk on chemicals

10th of October 2023
Online webinar

10.00 – 14.00 CET (Central European Time)

Watch the webinar

Chemical Risks at Workplaces – particular challenges for training” by Lothar Lieck

Chemical Risks Training – part 1” by Raluca Stepa

Chemical Risks Training – part 2″ by Raluca Stepa

“Legislation training” by Lothar Lieck

About this webinar

This webinar explains why and how we should take chemicals seriously using informal and fun training posters. We will dive into hazards, effects and measures to manage chemical risks at work.

These “Layman with a twist” training posters uses familiar words, pictures and situations to help understand chemical risks. Each of these training posters has a part that is funny and laid-back – but there is a twist: they are somehow related to chemicals.

The webinar trainers will guide participants to identify the relation to chemicals using dialog and analogies. Once the relation is revealed, we will proceed with a more serious presentation of the chemical issue.

Webinar objectives

  • Better understand chemical risks and the main types of protection and prevention measures
  • Identify challenges of communicating and teaching about chemical risks
  • Identify good and bad practices in OSH training
  • Get familiarized with the “Layman with a twist” posters as an alternative training tool

Price information

The webinar is free of charge

Subject background

Training is an important measure to improve work safety. OSH training is compulsory but this does not prevent it from becoming a mere formality. Training about chemicals and their risks is difficult because of the multitude of hazards and effects, the multidisciplinary concepts involved but also because of misconceptions.

Training should start by raising the interest and inducing a sense of ease and trust. It could use analogies and familiar knowledge to help understand, memorise and apply. An involving atmosphere would help not only learning but also accepting what has been learned. This webinar will give you an introduction to this method.

About the lecturers

Lothar Lieck is Senior Project Manager at the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), Bilbao, Spain.

Raluca Stepa is Head of the Chemical and Biological Risks Laboratory at the National Institute for Research and Development on Occupational Safety and Health “Alexandru Darabont” (INCDPM) – Bucharest, Romania

Contact person

Morten Jakobsen
Project Manager & Sustainability Advisor

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