The ICP-Bacolod Chapter successfully hosted a seminar on “Preparing for ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and Updates on the Chemistry Profession Act”, held at the Praa’s Restaurant in Bacolod City last March 22. Hundreds of participants attended the event, which was a repeat of this year’s Chemistry Week Symposium held in Manila back in February.
Ms. Edna Mijares (ICP VP-Externals) discussed the newly-released ISO/IEC 17025:2017, which is necessary for the standardization of chemical laboratories. She also discussed the new policies on hazardous chemicals as mandated by the Environmental Management Bureau. Meanwhile, Hon. Adoracion Resurreccion and Hon. Ma. Teresa Cayton (PRC Board of Chemistry) discussed the ethics of the chemistry professional, and also tackled important questions and clarifications coming from the participants regarding hazard pay.
This seminar concluded the ICP and PRC-BOC’s visit to Bacolod City, their first this year, where they inspected chemical laboratories in the area.