Presentation on theme: "Thailand National Focal Point for IFCS Chemical Safety Section Food and Drug Administration Ministry of Public Health July 2003."— Presentation transcript:
Thailand National Focal Point for IFCS Chemical Safety Section Food and Drug Administration Ministry of Public Health July 2003
Cabinet endorsement National Action Plan Cabinet endorsement Implementation, monitoring, evaluation 28 Aug.2001 July 2003
Objectives: 1) To develop the systematic chemicals management 2) To encourage knowledge and awareness Strategy 1 Nat’ Chem. Info. Network Strategy 2 ER & preparedness for chem. accident Strategy 3 Chemical Waste Management Strategy 4 National Poison Centres Network Strategy 5 R&D Programme Structure of Thailand’s 2 nd NMP Principle : To coordinate policies Policies : NSEDP (2002-2006)Gov.Contributing agencies IFCS
Designated Principal Organizations for the 2 nd NMP Strategy 2 ER & preparedness for chem. Accident Dept. of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Strategy 3 Chemical Waste Management Pollution Control Dept. Strategy 4 National Poison Centres Network Medical Service Dept. Strategy 5 R&D Office of Thailand Research Fund.(TRF) Strategy 1 Nat’ Chem. Info. Network Dept. of Industrial Works
June 2003, GHS awareness raising workshop approx. 45 participants from 16 relevant parties. gov, industry, NGOs, academics, media
Consequences of GHS GHS implications for Thailand What next? Who? How? When?
Government Public Industry Facilitation of International Trade Inventory Knowledge and awareness raising Laws & regulations Investment
GHS implications for Thailand National Policy Coordinating system / infrastructure Current laws and legislations Incompetence in GHS implementation (gov, industry,esp. SME, publics) Many agencies involved GHS expertise
GHS implications (Cont.) APEC Chemical Dialogue and the GHS, Feb., May, Aug., Oct. 2003, Thailand Feb., May, Aug., Oct. 2003, Thailand Encourage GHS into the national policy Sep. 2003, GHS capacity building workshops, Taipei.
What next? 1. Encourage GHS into the National Policy 2. Conduct situation analysis for GHS implementation - gaps/strength/weakness/ capacity building needs 3. Formulate national GHS action plan (building - block approach) 4. Establish coordinating infrastructure/mechanism 5. Implement, monitor and evaluate
is the main contributing agency for GHS
Identify capacity building needs The UNITAR/ILO Capacity Building Program will foster the success of GHS implementation in Thailand Immediately
Industry Agricu lture PublicHealth Waste Consumption Economic/Society/ Environment Misuse Contamination Disaster Health waste
Chemical Risk e.g. Chemicals in Health Care Products (e.g. medicines, food, cosmetics, other household chemicals) Industrial chemicals Agriculture chemicals Environmental chemicals Occupational chemicals etc.
Chemical Risk Communication Collaboration and information exchange among agencies Building knowledge & awareness of the Public
National Coordinating Policy on Chemical Safety 2nd National Master Plan (NMP) on Chemical Safety (2002 - 2006) Thailand National Coordinating Committee on Chemical Safety - ( FDA- Secretariat group ) - Public Health Minister - Chair - High level officers for contributing ministries - members
Aim of Strategy 1: Nat’1 Chem Info Network By 2006, The national coordinating center for Chemical information network Information systems for supporting management of emergency chemical accident, chemical waste, poison center, R & D
1992UNCED 1994IFCS Forum I 1997IFCS Forum II 2000IFCS Forum III Agenda 21, Chapter 19 17 Priorities for action beyond 2000 Target : All Countries implement GHS by 2008 2000WSSD Global GHS Capacity Building Partnership “B1 : Harmonize classification and Labeling ”
Drawback and Limitation Government Lack of expertise in GHS implementation Insufficient chemical safety staff Cooperation among implementing agencies Development of legislation and implementation takes a lot of time and efforts
Drawback and Limitation (cont.) Industry Expense SME incompetence Price In case of “Mixture”, difficulty in assessing health/ Environment hazards Translation of Information into Thai is need
Drawback and Limitation (cont.) Public Price Burden Educational and Awareness Raising program for public is needed
Recommendations GHS Seminar/Workshop for all concerned agencies situation analysis for GHS implementation Action GHS Selection of high - concerned area Establishment of corresponding plan by public & private sectors [ Building Block approach ]