Peru, 8-10 November 2016

Aligned with Resolution WHA69.4 on the "Role of the health sector in the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management in view of the objective set for 2020 and beyond", the Pan American Health Organization and the Ministry of Health of Canada proposed to develop this workshop, which was aimed at strengthening the rational management of chemical products through the organization and provision of training sessions. The workshop featured lessons learned and best practices acquired by Canada in the management of chemicals over the past 30 years. Achievements and challenges in strengthening the health in chemical safety were also shared by selected countries from the Region.

The workshop was attended by 30 professionals from 13 countries of the Region (Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, and Uruguay), as well as representatives of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) from Washington D.C. and Peru. Key topics addressed included PAHO's regional program on health in chemical safety; presentations on countries' experiences on health in chemicals, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act as related to the Chemicals Management Plan; regulations related to health in chemical safety, and chemical risk assessment and management.

Workshop report

pdf  Chemical Risk Assessment Workshop Report, 2016 (731.8 kB)

Day 1

PAHO's regional program on health in chemical safety

pdf  Ana Boischio - PAHOs regional program on health in chemical safety (12.93 MB)  (Spanish)

An overview of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA)

pdf  Kathy Hughes and Andrew Beck - An overview of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) (526.74 kB)

Canada's categorization/prioritization of existing substances under CEPA 1999

pdf  Kathy Hughes and Andrew Beck - Canadas categorization/prioritization of existing substances under CEPA 1999 (921.2 kB)

Country presentations:

pdf  Cayssa Marcondes, Thaís Cavendish and Luisa Gregório - Brazil (2.91 MB)  (Spanish)

pdf  Carmen Ciganda - Uruguay (2.49 MB)  (Spanish)

pdf  Stella Presentado - Paraguay (761.63 kB)  (Spanish)

pdf  Mahesh Algoe - Suriname (1.63 MB)  

pdf  Roxana Tessada - Chile (2.79 MB)  (Spanish)

Overview of Canada's Chemicals Management Plan (CMP)

pdf  Kathy Hughes and Andrew Beck - Overview of Canadas Chemicals Management Plan (CMP) (987.27 kB)

Day 2

Risk assessment of existing substances under Canada's Chemicals Management Plan: Principles and approaches

pdf  Kathy and Andrew Beck - Risk assessment of existing substances under Canadas Chemicals Management Plan: Principles and approaches (928.54 kB)

Overview of information gathering for health risk assessment under CMP

pdf  Kathy Hughes and Andrew Beck - Overview of information gathering for health risk assessment under CMP (555.63 kB)

Population exposure assessment approaches and tools for health risk assessment under CMP

pdf  Kathy Hughes and Andrew Beck - Population exposure assessment approaches and tools for health risk assessment under CMP (821.69 kB)

Hazard characterization and tools for health risk assessment under CMP

pdf  Kathy Hughes and Andrew Beck - Hazard characterization and tools for health risk assessment under CMP (730.33 kB)

Risk characterization and tools for health risk assessment under CMP

pdf  Kathy Hughes and Andrew Beck - Risk characterization and tools for health risk assessment under CMP (555.5 kB)

Overview on approaches to risk management decision-making under CMP

pdf  Kathy Hughes and Andrew Beck - Overview on approaches to risk management decision-making under CMP (1.06 MB)

Country presentations on risk assessment and management in a multisectoral environment:

pdf  Lexi Chaves - Costa Rica (4.39 MB)  (Spanish)

pdf  Carolina Guzman Quilo - Guatemala (3.04 MB)  (Spanish)

pdf  Luz Marina Lozano Ochoa - Nicaragua (823.76 kB)  (Spanish)

pdf  Mirtha Ferrary - Honduras (2 MB)  (Spanish)

pdf  Brian Stephenson - Jamaica (1.49 MB)  

pdf  Martin Alpirez - Panama (2.55 MB)  (Spanish)

Day 3

Canadian new substances notification program

pdf  Kathy Hughes and Andrew Beck - Canadian new substances notification program (837.64 kB)

Stakeholder engagement

pdf  Kathy Hughes and Andrew Beck - Stakeholder engagement (1.02 MB)

Public outreach

pdf  Kathy Hughes and Andrew Beck - Public outreach (1.05 MB)

Success stories and lessons learned in implementation of chemicals management in Canada

pdf  Kathy Hughes and Andrew Beck - Success stories and lessons learned in implementation of chemicals management in Canada (496.24 kB)

Peru presentation

pdf  Laura Nayhua Gamarra - Peru presentation (1.52 MB)  (Spanish)