14 October 2013

Malaysia welcomes back major safety conference

Hazards AP

Hazards AP – Asia Pacific’s leading process safety symposium – is returning to Malaysia in April 2015. The event is one of a series of major global conferences organised by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) to improve safety in the chemical and processes industries.

The event, held every two years and taking place on 21-23 April 2015, will be organised in partnership with Chemical Industries Council of Malaysia (CICM).

Mr Ong Ewe Hock, managing director of DuPont Malaysia Sdn Bhd and chair of the Hazards AP organising committee, said: “The chemical and process industries are vital to everyday living, but they have inherent dangers. In 2013 alone major global accidents have occurred in a wide range of the process industries including brewing, nuclear, steel, waste disposal, food, gas, drug manufacturing, explosives and waste water treatment.

Hazards AP is hugely important event in the process safety calendar and an opportunity for the region’s process industries to come together. Our conference theme of ‘Building Sustainable Operations and Processes’ will ensure leading professionals will be able to learn the lessons from around the world and protect lives in the future”.

More than 100 deaths and around 500 injuries have been reported in the chemical and process industries globally so far this year.

The Hazards conference series has gone from strength-to-strength since it was first staged in the 1960s and Hazards AP is now one of three major events organised by IChemE across the world. The last Hazards AP symposium was held in April 2013 and received approval ratings of over 90 per cent.

Further details about Hazards AP can be found on the symposium website at: www.hazardsap.org

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