Chemical safety and chemical threats WP9

Objective

To improve implementation of IHR chemical core capacities, strengthening preparedness and response to cross-border chemical health threats across the EU.

Deliverables

  • Fact-finding report 

A report detailing the current state of play with regard to cross-border chemical health threat preparedness at the EU and Member State level.

  • Chemical laboratory response network – scoping report 

A report outlining the desirability and the feasibility to set-up a European chemical laboratory network to respond to serious chemical health threats.

  • Final report 

A report detailing of SOPs; summaries of reports (e.g. on surveillance and training materials); as well as approaches to ensure sustainability.

  • Report on SOPs developed 

Milestones

  • WP9 Joint meeting with partners and other WPs
  • Stakeholder consultation
  • WP9 Training and exercise materials
  • Surveillance strategy report
  • WP9 workshops
  • Mechanisms for cross-border chemical health threat preparedness
  • Training and exercises report

People and partners

Work package lead:
Department of Health (DH), UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA)
SHARP(at)phe.gov.uk
Eirian Thomas, eirian.thomas(at)phe.gov.uk
Tom Gaulton, Tom.Gaulton@phe.gov.uk
Co-lead: NIJZ

Updates

Surveillance of chemical incidents
A questionnaire to assess IHR capacities with regard to chemicals including chemical surveillance has been developed. The questionnaire also explores current/ required chemical laboratory networks. The results will guide the fact-finding report and inform the chemical laboratory response network scoping report.

News

Steering Committee and Advisory Board meeting brought SHARP members together to share ideas and plan for the remaining period

17.05.2022
SHARP Joint Action’s 13th Steering Committee and 4th Advisory board meeting on… Read more Steering Committee and Advisory Board meeting brought SHARP members together to share ideas and plan for the remaining period

The Commission has approved 12 months’ non-cost extension for SHARP JA

16.12.2021
The non-cost extension of the Joint Action by 12 months was requested… Read more The Commission has approved 12 months’ non-cost extension for SHARP JA

SHARP Joint Action reports on progress in the midst of a pandemic – preparedness to health threats more important than ever before

14.03.2021
  The COVID-19 pandemic, which accelerated in Europe in February-March 2020, has affected… Read more SHARP Joint Action reports on progress in the midst of a pandemic – preparedness to health threats more important than ever before