ZDHC CMS TIG Training for Leather

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Your practical guidance training for ZDHC CMS TIG implementation for leather processing facilities.

This advanced-level training is a practical follow-up to the ZDHC CMS Framework Training. It provides in-depth guidance on the ZDHC guidelines, platforms and solutions and how to implement them. It explains the minimum requirements of CMS implementation and contains practical examples for inspiration.

The training course 'ZDHC Chemical Management System Technical Industry Guide’ (ZDHC CMS TIG) for Leather is designed to further develop an understanding of how the ZDHC CMS Framework is best applied in leather processing facilities. Furthermore, the training dives into chemicals and processes specific to the Leather Industry.

target audience

The target audience for this training is the chemical and/or environmental management team of leather processing facilities.

learning outcome

By attending this training, you will learn how to:

  • Create a policy document that outlines the commitment (statement) of the supplier’s leadership and includes procedures and practices adopted for purchasing, transparency and traceability of chemicals used.
  • Transform that policy into a strategy as part of implementing a chemical management system.
  • Conduct assessments of a supplier's regulatory compliance, chemical hazard and risk, supply chain partners’ capabilities and safer alternatives.
  • Implement health & safety actions for chemical exposure control, PPE and emergency response procedures for all staff.
  • Manage a Chemical Inventory List (CIL) and SDS to make informed purchasing decisions, promote responsible chemical use, increase traceability, simplify chemical handling decisions, and control disposal costs.
  • Ensure safe Storage and Handling procedures for chemicals purchased.
  • Use tools to manage Output with respect to wastewater, sludge, air and solid waste outputs - This will reduce pollution and support Process Control to ensure proper implementation of a CMS through holding and controlling records and documents, incidence management, general maintenance and housekeeping.
  • Work on continuous improvement practices such as conducting a CMS review, internal or external audits and improvements in identified areas, including onsite training.
  • Apply leather-specific implementation procedures.
  • learn more about chemicals used in leather processing facilities and how to manage them.

course curriculum

1. Start of the CMS Journey - Preparation and Planning

  • Chemical Management Policy
  • Chemical Management Strategy
  • Assessments (regulatory, chemical, supply chain, alternative)

2. Build Up through Action - Implementation

  • Health & Safety
  • Chemical Inventory
  • Storage & Handling

3. Monitor and Accelerate - Review and Update

  • Output Management
  • Process Control
  • Continuous Improvement

Our Approved Training Providers will include additional leather-specific content to the training, which will be reflected in their course overview.

Upcoming courses

Upcoming available courses have not been planned in at the moment, contact ZDHC Academy via support@zdhc.org for information.