Manufacturing with polyurethanes is a dynamic sector of the African and Middle East economy generating wealth and employment. ISOPA focuses on the behavioural safety of industrials and professional users involved in the industry through an ongoing process of information exchange .

The point of departure is regional seminars. Starting in Kenya in 1998, ISOPA has already run events across much of the continent in its "One Step Ahead" (OSA) programme.

Each seminar typically consists of a series of presentations and opportunities for dialogue.

Last year we have organized a seminar Egypt, South Africa and Kenya .
This year another workshop  will be organise in September in Casablanca (Morocco) .If any interest to participate please contact the ISOPA office.

ISOPA's aim is not to impose, but to help local managers and workers. Simple procedures are often all it takes.

ISOPA hands out visual aids such as posters and stickers for workers who may have difficulty reading.

Customers have reacted with enormous enthusiasm to the ISOPA events, all of which have drawn large numbers. But the seminar is only the starting point. Moving forwards, ISOPA has developed a slide package called 'OSA 2nd generation' and an on-line self-assessment tool via the Internet to allow identification of areas of improvement without further specialist involvement.


  • OSA 2nd Generation Package

                         How to use the package       [EN] [FR]         
                         Why                                   [EN] [FR]
                         MDI / TDI                           [EN] [FR]                                           
                         Management Empty Drums  [EN] [FR]     
                         Miscellaneous                     [EN] [FR]     
                         PPE Respiratory Protection   [EN] [FR]                                        
                         Exotherm management in flexible slabstock foam  [EN] [FR]
                         Spray Foam Package [EN] [FR]


  • Safety Equipment Catalogue   [EN] [FR]
  • Self Assessment Form Drums [EN] [FR]
  • Posters [EN] [FR] [AR]
  • One Step Ahead Video [EN] [FR]
  • Decontamination Sticker [EN] [AR]