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06 March 2024

ISOPA Safety Training in Luxembourg

On 23 February 2024, our secretary general Jörg Palmersheim held a safety training on diisocyanates at B Medical Systems, a Luxembourg-based manufacturer and distributor of medical refrigerated devices.

Feedback from Viktoriya Lapan, the Head of Environment Health and Safety at B Medical Systems, was very positive: “I wanted to express my sincere gratitude for the excellent training you provided; it was truly a pleasure meeting you. The feedback from my colleagues has been overwhelmingly positive, reflecting the effectiveness of the training sessions.”

The training has been conducted in compliance with the REACH regulation as concerning diisocyanates. The goal of the trainings is to ensure a safe working environment. The employer has the obligation that all employees who use or handle products that contain min. 0,1% of diisocyanates receive the appropiate training.

A full list of external trainers certified by ISOPA can be found here. If you are interested in becoming an external trainer yourself, more information on our Train the Trainer sessions can be found here.

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24 August 2023

Deadline for the training requirement

📢 Important News: The REACH Restriction on Diisocyanates Takes Effect Today!

🎉 This significant milestone represents a crucial step towards a safer working environment. All workers using diisocyanates are now required to complete training before handling the substance.

💼 The industry has worked diligently to achieve this objective since the launch of the digital training platform in October 2021.

💯 We are delighted that hundreds of thousands of individuals have already completed their training in one of the 26 available languages. Rest assured, our training platform remains available after the deadline.

🙌 We sincerely thank our team, experts, and partners for their unwavering efforts over the past few years to ensure the safety of those working with diisocyanates in the EU.

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3 July 2023

Adhesives and Sealants training courses now available in 24 languages

Our training courses on the Safe Use of Diisocyanates for Adhesives and Sealants are now available in 24 languages!

To access our training courses for A&S in your preferred language, simply visit our website www.safeusediisocyanates.eu and select the language in the top right corner before registering.

We will continue launching all our trainings in all official EU languages.

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6 June 2023

ISOPA/ALIPA Introduces Train-the-Trainer Training on the Safe Use of Diisocyanates

ISOPA/ALIPA are pleased to announce a comprehensive training program on diisocyanates, aimed at equipping professionals with the necessary knowledge to conduct training to comply with the upcoming REACH restriction on diisocyanates.

Ideal candidates for this training program include professionals with experience in EHS, such as chemists, engineers, and dangerous goods advisors. While prior knowledge of diisocyanates is advantageous, it is not mandatory, making this program accessible to individuals seeking to expand their expertise in this field.

The training program is conducted online over the course of one day with a registration fee of €1250 per participant. The program ensures personalized attention by limiting each session to a maximum of 20 participants.

The training has the following structure:

  1. Introduction
  2. ISOPA/ALIPA in a nutshell
  3. Training on Diisocyanates
  4. REACH Restriction
  5. Training Material Concept
  6. Exam and Certificate

Registrations are now open for the following sessions:

June 22 – 9AM to 4PM (in English)

June 29 - 9AM to 4PM (in German)

July 18 - 9AM to 4PM (in English)

Register now and secure your place in the ISOPA/ALIPA training program!

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23 May 2023

Update: Indicative timeline for the release of the platform in EU languages.

As of today, the training platform is available in English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Polish and Hungarian. All the remaining languages will be available mid-June in the following order: Portuguese, Bulgarian, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Finnish, Greek, Swedish, Croatian, Slovene, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Danish, Irish, Icelandic.

Due to technical difficulties, we have experienced some delays from the initial indicative timeline. Apologies for the inconvenience.

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3 May 2023

Tutorial video on how to create an admin account

Watch our new video on how to create an admin account on our training platform. This tutorial shows you the different steps to help you register multiple employees from your company for the self-eLearning.

Click here to see the video.

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22 April 2023

Trainings now available in Polish and Hungarian

All our trainings are now available in Polish and Hungarian. New languages will be published on a rolling basis.

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22 March 2023

Tutorial video on how to register to the self-eLearning

Watch our new video on how to register and book a training on our training platform. This tutorial shows you the different steps to help you register for the self-eLearning.

Click here to see the video.

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20 March 2023

TÜV Rheinland Akademie free webinar on 31.03.2023

TÜV Rheinland Akademie will organize a free webinar on the safe use of diisocyanates on Friday 31 March at 2pm. ISOPA’s Secretary General, Jörg Palmersheim will give a presentation on the REACH regulation and the options available to fulfil your training obligation. The webinar is open to everyone and will be held in German.

You can find more information and register here: https://go.tuv.com/Diisocyanate_Webinar

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8 March 2023

TÜV Rheinland offers courses to certify experts on the Safe Use of Diisocyanates in cooperation with ISOPA/ALIPA

Starting in April, TÜV Rheinland will offer a course to become a certified safety expert on diisocyanates in cooperation with ISOPA/ALIPA. The course is designed for both in-house and external trainers who wish to conduct training on the safe use of diisocyanates within their own companies or for external clients.

With this new course, participants will learn about the REACH restriction that will come into force on 24 August 2023, obtaining information about ISOPA/ALIPA's training materials and selecting the appropriate training for the target audience.

For more information click here

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1 March 2023

Latest news on the availability of the training platform in EU languages

Our team is working hard to reach our goal to make the digital training platform accessible in all official languages of the European Union. The platform is already available in six languages (English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Dutch).

We are now in the process of translating and proofreading the training material in no less than 18 additional languages. We would like to inform you that the 6 next languages in which the platform will be accessible are Bulgarian, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese and Romanian. They will be live in March 2023 and followed by the 12 remaining languages before June 2023.

Here is an indicative timeline for the future release of languages:

 

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2 January 2023

ISOPA/ALIPA and secova cooperate on diisocyanates training

The training material on the safe use of diisocyanates developed by ISOPA/ALIPA is now available on secova’ s EHS software sam®.

ISOPA/ALIPA, the trade associations for diisocyanate producers in Europe and one of the leading software companies in the field of Environmental, Health and Safety in Germany have agreed on a long-term cooperation. Read the full story here.