Two-Day Intensive Course On "Occupational Health, Safety And Environment (OHSE)"


Atwo day seminar on "OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT" was arranged by Pharma Professional Services on 30-31 January 2004. The incident took place in Shalimar hall, Pearl Continental Hotel Karachi, at 3:00 pm.

After launching the country's largest website on drugs (DrugInfoSys.com) and publishing its print-version in the form of a reference book 'Current Drugs and Pharmaceuticals',Pharma Professional Services (PPS) started helping the Pharma industry in conducting bioavailability, stability and validation studies and development of new formulations. Besides conducting the actual research projects as a CRO (Contract Research Organization) the Update Education Cell of PPS organizes Seminars and Workshops on various topics of current importance.

One of the very successful events of this series was held this year when a three day training workshop on Stability and Validation was concluded on April 18th in hotel Regent Plaza. Now PPS feels pleasure announcing a two-day intensive course on 'Occupational Health, Safety and Environment' to be held at the same place on 30th & 31st January 2004.

Objective:

The broader objective of the workshop has been planned with a view to provide extensive orientation and training to managers and technical personnel interested in developing expertise in the health and safety of personnel working in a laboratory. The main objective of this course is to stress the two major components of laboratory safety:

  • The design of safe facilities
  • Safe work Practices

Significance:

The WTO regime becomes operational from January 2005, when foreign buyers will demand from their Pakistani trade parents full and complete social compliance related to safety, environment, health and hygiene. In fact the pressures has started mounting on the Pakistani Industry from the foreign buyers who are now carrying out social audit of their trade partners and want them to comply with national and international conventions of which Pakistan is a signatory. There is a need to evaluate the impact of each and every clause on the industry specially the financial involvement for compliance will consequently increases the cost of production.

Various international standards and codes such as ISO 9000, ISO 14000, OHSAWS 18000, BS 8800, etc., aim at establishing uniform work standards for compliance as well as consistent criteria for assessment and certification. Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) management issues are the prime focus of all these standards and codes. These play a pivotal role in the verification and certification process as well. The approaching of the WTO implementation deadlines, have created a sense of urgency even in our otherwise sluggish industrial sector, particularly those involved in the export business.

Course Designing:

Courses have been designed by experts from Academia and Pharmaceutical Industry with vast experience of teaching & actual involvement in designing and implementing SHE programs. This would be a very comprehensive theory cum practical training education module. It would certainly provide a unique opportunity to improve the knowledge and working of personnel for the organizations. The course would be the only of its kind and will establish a new culture of objective and meaningful update education in Pharma sector of Pakistan. The level is expected to be at par with the Workshops/Training Courses organized by International Agencies in USA and Canada but the fee is manifold less than that charged by these forums.

Course Contents:

  • Managing Health and Safety programs
  • Laboratory Administration Requirements
  • Hazard Identification and Evaluation
  • Engineering Control
  • Protective Equipment
  • Emergency Response
  • Safe Work Practice

Speakers:

  • Ms. Ghazala Ishrat, SHE Manager, ICI PAKISTAN LIMITED.
  • Dr. Mukhtar Hussain Siddiqui, Plant Manager, MEDISURE PHARMA INTERNATIONAL
  • Dr. Munir Anwar, Director Manufacturing, GETZ PHARMA PAKISTAN (PVT) LTD.
  • Dr. S. S. Tahir, Director Technical Cell, PCSIR
  • Dr. M. Rafie Raza, Senior R.M.O, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH
  • Capt. (Retd.) Ahsan Kamal, General Manager Human Resource, NATIONAL REFINERY LIMITED
  • MR. MUHAMMAD KHALID YOUSUF, Plant Manager, NOVARTIS PHARMA (PAKISTAN) LTD.
  • Mr. Irfan Mubeen, SHE Manager, MERCK SHARP & DHOME OF PAKISTAN LTD.

On first day of seminar the program was as follow:

3:00 - 3:15:

Welcome address by CEO of PPS, Prof. Dr. Tasneem Ahmad.

3:15 - 3:30:

Inaugural address by chairperson of P.C.S.I.R. Prof. Dr. Anwar ul Haq

3:30 - 4:15:

Safety at home & office by Ms. Ghazala Ishrat, ICI

3:15 - 4:30:

Vote of Thanks by Dr. Qaiser Waheed

4:30

High Tea

Nominees:

  1. Mrs. Shahida Hamid, GSK
  2. Mr. Waqar Ahmed, GENERAL TYRE AND RUBBER COMPANY
  3. Mr. Muhammad Shakeel Khan, GENERAL TYRE AND RUBBER COMPANY
  4. Mr. Syed Nusratullah, GENERAL TYRE AND RUBBER COMPANY
  5. Mr. Syed Hassan Javed, GENERAL TYRE AND RUBBER COMPANY
  6. Dr. Syed Muhammad Sarwar Ali, GENERAL TYRE AND RUBBER COMPANY
  7. Mr. M. Kamran Zaman, MERCK MARKER
  8. Mr. Naveed Ahmed Chaudhary, DRUG PHARMA CHEMICALS
  9. Mr. Abdullah Ismail, DRUG PHARMA CHEMICALS
  10. Mr. Mohammad Kamran, DRUG PHARMA CHEMICALS
  11. Ms. Farhat Khursheed, DRUG PHARMA CHEMICALS
  12. Ms. Tasneem Akhtar, DRUG PHARMA CHEMICALS
  13. Dr. Nausheen Roohina, SEARLE
  14. Mr. Muhammad Ishaque Qaim Khan, PCSIR.
  15. Dr. Hasan Efroze, PCSIR.
  16. Dr. Nasim Rauf, PCSIR.
  17. Mr. Shakil Ahmed, HELIX PHARMA
  18. Mr. Muhammad Azim, HELIX PHARMA
  19. Mr. Qazi Syed Iftikhar Hayat , OTSUKA
  20. Mr. Anwar Ahmed, DADEX ETERNIT
  21. Mr. Muhammad Afsar, GETZ PHARMA
  22. Mr. Syed Farhan Ali, GETZ PHARMA
  23. Ms. Alyia Jawed, ATCO
  24. Name not available, ORGANON
  25. Name not available, ORGANON
  26. Name not available, ALI GOHAR PHARMACEUTICAL
  27. Name not available, PSO

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