BENGALURU: A two-day workshop on safe handling of chemicals, organised jointly by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board and the Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Management, began in the city on Thursday.
This initiative is being taken up following the recent deadly explosion in a Chinese warehouse wherein hundreds of tonnes of cyanide had been stored.
Jai Prakash from the Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Management said every chemical industry body has to abide by the rules of the Indian Chemical Council.
Nanda Kumar, Chief Environment Officer of the Pollution Control Board, said lack of awareness on upkeep and maintenance, irresponsible behaviour and neglect often lead to accidents. Ensuring security through the use of technology might prevent such mishaps, he said.