International Programme on Chemical Safety

Capacity building

Many developing countries are poorly equipped to respond to existing and emerging chemical safety issues. Strengthening the capacity of countries to soundly manage the chemicals they use is a theme that underpins most of IPCS work activities. For example, a major part of IPCS work on poisons information, prevention and management responds to the fact that a large number of countries do not have access to poisons centres.

The following areas highlight some activities and also the training documents that are available.