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CAWASA and the Chlorine Institute to Jointly Host Safety Workshops in Saint Lucia

THE Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association (CAWASA) and the Chlorine Institute will later this month jointly host in Saint Lucia two days of training workshops for water and sewerage operators from the Caribbean.

The training sessions will be held at the Bay Gardens Inn, Rodney Bay and at WASCO’s T.R. Theobalds Water Treatment Plant at Ciceron, Castries on March 13 and 14, 2019.

A three-member team of trainers from the Chlorine Institute will travel to Saint Lucia to conduct the training, of which topics will include: Chlorine Physical and Chemical Properties, Chlorine Emergency Response, Hands-on training with the Chlorine Institute, Emergency Response Kit “A” and Training Drill.

All participants will receive a Chlorine Institute challenge coin, copies of training presentations and certificates of completion, as well as Continuing Education Credits.

Participants will include water and wastewater operators from WASCO and other Caribbean water utilities, first responders (including the Saint Lucia Fire Service), private sector (including manufacturers and suppliers of chlorine products), water and sewerage operators of beverage manufacturers and hotels.

In addition, CAWASA and the Chlorine Institute are collaborating with the Saint Lucia Medical and Dental Association (SLMDA) to deliver a seminar to medical practitioners on March 12, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. at the Auberge Seraphine Hotel.

Chlorine is a powerful disinfectant and bleaching agent, a toxic substance that presents a number of hazards.

If proper precautions are not taken while working with or around pure chlorine, serious injury — or even death — can result.

In order to prevent injury and to assist water utilities and their staff with improving Occupational Health and Safety at the work place, CAWASA has partnered with the Chlorine Institute to host this training activity, which is also the first Chlorine Institute event in the Caribbean.

The Chlorine Institute (CI), founded in 1924, is a technical trade association that exists to support the chlor-alkali industry in advancing safe, secure, environmentally compatible, and sustainable production, distribution, and use of its mission chemicals.

The Caribbean Water and Sewerage Association (CAWASA) is an association of Caribbean water utilities established to provide training services, operator certification, institutional strengthening, and networking for its members.

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