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GPCA, in partnership with OQ, organized the 2nd Process Safety Workshop, held under the theme “Structured sharing, towards effective learning” on 2-3 November 2022 at the Intercontinental Muscat Hotel, Oman.

Over 80 global and regional process safety experts shared their expertise on how to adopt a unique Learning From Incidents (LFI) management practices and exchanged knowledge on process safety at their facilities. The workshop was brought to our members by the Gulf Process Safety Network, an initiative under the GPCA Responsible Care Committee.

GPCA announced and launched the Gulf Process Safety Network (GPSN) back in November 2021, during the 4th GPCA Responsible Care Conference, with the objective to promote and support process safety excellence within the regional industry via effective and structured knowledge sharing. The GPSN delivered its 1st workshop, themed “Process Safety Excellence via SMART and VIBRANT Metrics” during its launch.


Gulf SQAS Manufacturers’ Workshop

GPCA organized a Gulf SQAS Manufacturers’ Workshop at The Gulf Hotel, Bahrain on 8 November 2022. The workshop provided an introduction into GPCA’s Gulf Safety & Quality Assessment for Sustainability (SQAS) program, the benefits of adopting Gulf SQAS, and the business case for the initiative. Rashed Al Jehani, Logistic Services Senior Manager, Sadara, and Gulf SQAS Sub-committee Chairman, GPCA, presented the company’s Gulf SQAS implementation journey, while James Graham, General Manager, Rezayat, and Gulf SQAS Sub-committee Vice-Chairman, GPCA, discussed a Gulf SQAS module breakdown. The workshop consisted of several more presentations and concluded with an open discussion.


3rd GPCA Product Stewardship Workshop

The 3rd GPCA Product Stewardship Workshop was held on 23-24 November at the Pullman, Dubai UAE under the theme “Building a sustainable future for the chemical industry”. The workshop examined key product stewardship pillars, including how product stewardship fits into the existing EHS&S management system, good manufacturing practices, and the role product stewardship plays in product sustainability.

Regional and global experts discussed global trends related to carbon neutrality, circularity, and life cycle assessments aimed at evaluating the environmental impact throughout the entire life cycle of the product. The Gulf Standardization Organization presented its two-year plan for the implementation of the Global Harmonization System (GHS), while global experts provided guidance on how companies can integrate GHS into their existing management systems.