Seventy-five (75) Officers and Staff from the national and regional offices of the DENR-EMB visited the Boysen facility in First Cavite Industrial Estate (FCIE) on April 25, 2019. The Team was headed by Engr. Edwin Navaluna, Chief of the Chemical Management Section (CMS) and Engr. Joel Maleon, Senior Supervising Specialist.
The plant visit was a venue to share the best practices of Boysen on chemical safety and security management. It was also an opportunity for the people from the DENR-EMB to see a paint factory and its operations, processes and procedures that will assist them in the development of future policies on lead management and the effective implementation of the Chemical Control Order (CCO) on Lead and Lead Compounds. Engr. Jennelyn Cua, the company’s EHSS Engineer together with other process engineers facilitated the plant tour.
The lead phase-out program of Boysen and the implementation of Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals or the GHS for mixtures was discussed in detail by Engr. Gretchen Fontejon- Enarle, the company’s Sustainability Leader. A demonstration of the ChemGes, the software that Boysen uses in the genration of Safety Data Sheet (SDS) was also conducted.