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XII Forum on Industrial Safety starts in St.Petersburg

27.05.2014

St.Petersburg, May 27 – International Forum on Industrial Safety opens the doors. Top industrial corporations, governmental supervision and intergovernmental authorities’ representatives from fourteen countries participate in the event to share emergency response experience.

Austria, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kirgizia, Moldova, Russia, the USA, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine take part in the Forum

Forty two reports will be presented during eleven sessions .Among the speakers are officials from UNECE, IAEA, CIS Executive Committee, Rosctehnadzor and Ministry for Emergency Situations.

The most important topics of discussion are industrial safety condition in Russia and worldwide, changes in national legislation, best practices for emergency situation prevention and response, innovations in risk analysis.

Offshore pipelines operational particularities , including Blue Stream main gas pipeline , remote facilities operational safety in the Far North, offshore platforms faire safety issues will be discussed during the sessions on May 28.

Full version of the Forum’s program is available here: conference.gce.ru

Work group from Ministry for Emergency Situations (Russian Federation) will meet to draft new technical regulations for Custom Union , in particular, “Requirements for fire safety and fire protection equipment”. The document will be valid over the territory of the Custom Union member countries as soon as it comes into force.

We would like to remind that International Forum on Industrial Safety is an annual event held during “white nights” period in St.Petersburg.

This year Forum will be closed on May 30 by press-conference for mass media. Alexander Moskalenko,GCE Group President & CEO, is the main ideologist of the event.

Forum participant’s opinion

«All over the Forum I discussed with other specialists future activities arising from the problems mentioned here. At the moment the Forum is very much fixed on problems with industrial safety in Russia and neighboring countries like Kazakhstan, Belorussia and so on. But we need to open it more for international standards.

Nearly every presentation was to some extent interesting for me, for example the methodologies for risk assessment, because this is also the topic in European Union constraints. But also the topics which are far away from problem fields in Germany, problems with pipelines, for instance. These topics are really new for me, and normally, I didn’t have knowledge about this.

The organizational level of event was very high and I don’t want to complaint anything. I have one proposal concerning information transfer – presentation interpretation by two interpreters is not enough. I would like also to have presentations in two languages – Russian and English. It is too much for an interpreter to transform all the information and slides, so some people were not able to understand the language».

Gerhard Winkelmann-Oei

Gerhard Winkelmann-Oei, Scientific Senior Advisor of the Safe Handling of Hazardous Substances and Major Accidents Control Department
Federal Environment Agency (Germany)
Member of the UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention Bureau