TÜRKÇİMENTO organizes technical, practical trainings and trainings for personal development for sector employees.
If contacted with the Training Directorate of our Association, your certificate will be resent to you.
Announcement for the change in the training dates is sent to the factories by means of official letters 1 month before the announced training date. This change is also put on the training calendar on the website.
If demanded, training may be provided to the industrial enterprises with similar processes. Also seminars may be held from time to time to consolidate their professional lectures for the university students.
Aim of the trainings is to develop system and auto-control mechanism for the management for sectorial sustainability, to create alternative raw material and alternative fuel use in the inputs, efficiency in the processes and energy consumption, quality in the products, environmental compliance, experience and accumulation in our blue and white collar employees, to share new technologies and conduct awareness studies for maximum compliance to the legislation.
Yes there are training activities abroad. Training requests from abroad may be met by evaluating the requests received
Announcement for each training on Türk Çimento Training and Event Calendar is put on notice before its announced date; the registrations need to be informed through the contact information in the announcements sent to the factories within this scope.
Trainings within the scope of the TÜRKÇİMENTO activity and event calendar are determined based on the feedback from the trainings held in the previous year and requests sent to the Association by the member enterprises.
TÜRKÇİMENTO ACADEMY Trainings are organized in the place and in the form specified in the official announcements, in the classroom or online, for the sector factories. The practical trainings to be given by the R&D Institute are held in the R&D Institute Building (1605.Cad, Dilek Binası, Cyberpark, Bilkent, Ankara). In addition, on-site training can be provided in our factories according to the demands of the factories.
Yes, member enterprise shares the request with the Türk Çimento. Upon necessary evaluations, whether the relevant training is also demanded by other member enterprises is asked by an official letter. If the number of participants is sufficient for the training, the training letter including the date of training, which will be minimum 1 month later, is sent to the member enterprises.
No. However, if needed, trainers may be selected from the technical officials of the supplier firm.
For technical, personal development and management systems trainings that are not included in the TÜRKÇİMENTO ACADEMY annual training calendar, e-mail should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Trainings that are not included in the calendar but are in the portfolio can be organized not only for the sector but also for all institutions that request it. EÇKA company of our Association with its experienced trainer staff in the sector will provide you with the necessary programming.
As the Association, we know that communication between factories is important and that our sector employees will come together through trainings/meetings and overcome their problems. We are aware that communication and interactions that will last for years are formed by face-to-face activities.
Safety Data Sheet (SDS); is the document that contains detailed information on the characteristics of hazardous substances and mixtures to protect human health and environment against the negative impacts of the hazardous substances and mixtures and the safety measures to be taken at the workplaces according to the hazard characteristics. For detailed information please click. Safety Data Sheet Information required to be addressed in the safety data sheet is as follows: • Identity of the Substance/Mixture and company/distributer, • Definition of hazardousness, • Information on the Composition/Content, • First aid measures, • Measures for firefighting, • Measures for accidental spread, • Handling and storage, • Exposure controls/personal protection, • Physical and chemical properties, • Stability and reaction, • Toxicological information, • Ecological information, • Disposal information, • Transportation information, • Legislation information, • Other information 1. IDENTITY OF THE SUBSTANCE/MIXTURE AND COMPANY/DISTRIBUTER This section includes information on how the substance or mixture will be defined on the safety data sheet and identified relevant uses, the contact information of the supplier of the substance or mixture including the name and emergency contact information of the supplier of the substance or mixture. 2. DEFINITION OF HAZARDOUSNESS This section defines the hazards of the substance or mixture and warning information suitable for the hazards. 3. INFORMATION ON THE COMPOSITION/CONTENT This section defines the chemical characteristic of the substance or mixture including impurities and stabilizer additives. Suitable and exiting safety information on surface chemistry is specified. 4. FIRST AID MEASURES This section defines the first response, which can be understood by the person to respond without training and can be exercised without using complicated equipment and too much medical treatment. If medical aid is required, information also includes the emergency of this. 5. MEASURES FOR FIREFIGHTING This section identifies the conditions for extinguishing the fire caused by the substance or mixture or starting around a substance or mixture. 6. MEASURES FOR ACCIDENTAL SPREAD This section covers the suitable responses required in case of spills, leakage and spreads to prevent or minimize the negative impacts on humans, things and environment. In case of significant impact of spill volume on the hazard, actions against large and small scale spills are separated. In the event that containment and rescue procedures indicate that different implementations are required, these are specified on the safety data sheets. 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE This section of the safety data sheet includes recommendations on safe handling implementations. Defined uses specified in the regulation and measures suitable for the substance or mixture characteristics are emphasized. Information is related to human health, safety and protection of environment. It helps the employer to design the working principles and organizational measures as per the Article 7 of the Regulation on Health and Safety Measures for Working with Chemical Substances published in the Official Gazette dated 12/8/2013 and numbered 28733 and Article 7 of the Regulation on Health and Safety Measures for Working with Carcinogenic or Mutagen Substances published in the Official Gazette dated 6/8/2013 and numbered 28730. In addition to the information given in this section, relevant information is also available under caption 8 of the safety data sheet. 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION Current professional exposure limit values and necessary risk management measures are explained. 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES This section, if relevant, explains empirical information on the substance or mixture. Information in this section is consistent with the classification of the substance or mixture. 10. STABILITY AND REACTION This section clarifies the stability of the substance or mixture and the possibility of hazardous reactions under certain usage conditions and also in case of spread into the environment by giving reference to the test methods used where appropriate. If it is specified that a specific characteristic is not valid or information related to a specific characteristic is not available, the reasons are explained. 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION This section is basically prepared to be used by the healthcare specialists, occupational health and safety experts and toxicologists. Short but complete and understandable explanation of various toxicological (health) impacts and current information used to identify these impacts and information that includes toxicokinetic, metabolism and distribution, where appropriate, is provided. Information in this section is to be consistent with the classification of the substance or mixture. 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION This section explains information for the assessment of the environmental impacts where substance or mixture spreads into the environment. If it is specified that a specific characteristic is not valid or information related to a specific characteristic is not available, the reasons are explained. Information on bioaccumulation, persistency and degradability is given for each relevant substance in the mixture, where available and appropriate. Also information is provided for the hazardous transformation products that emerge due to degradation of the substances and mixtures. 13. DISPOSAL INFORMATION This section explains the information within the scope of the waste legislation for suitable waste management of the substance or/mixture and/or the package to help identifying safe waste management options, which are preferred environmentally. Information on the safety of the persons engaged in waste management activity completes the information in Caption 8 of Section 2 of the safety data sheet. 14. TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION Basic classification information for highway, railway, maritime, intra-continental waterways or airway transportation of the substances and mixtures specified in caption 1 of the safety data sheet is provided in this section. If the information is not available or suitable, this is also specified. 15. LEGISLATION INFORMATION This section provides other legislation information for the substance or mixture not specified in the safety data sheet. 16. OTHER INFORMATION This section explains the information for the preparation of the safety data sheet. It includes other information that is not given between the captions 1 to 15 of the safety data sheet including the information for the revisions of the safety data sheet. For the Regulation and Annexes: http://www.mevzuat.gov.tr/Metin.Aspx?MevzuatKod=7.5.20309&MevzuatIliski=0&sourceXmlSearch=G%C3%9CVENL%C4%B0K%20B%C4%B0LG%C4%B0%20FORM
Prepared by the T.R. Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change, “Regulation on the Classification, Labeling and Packing of the Substances and Mixtures” entered into force on 11 December 2013 upon being published in the Official Gazette. Rules regarding the classification, labeling and packing of the hazardous substances and mixtures have been identified with the regulation. Regulation on the Classification, Labeling and Packing of the Substances and Mixtures was prepared in accordance with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) criteria on classification and labeling of the United Nations. Upon the entry into force of the Regulation on the Classification, Labeling and Packing of the Substances and Mixtures, 9 new hazard symbols started to be used instead of 7 hazard symbols. Classification, labeling and packing liabilities within the scope of the new regulation started to be used on 1 June 2015 for the hazardous substances and on 1 June 2016 for the mixtures within the scope of the Regulation. Classification information of clinker, which was classified within this scope, was entered and recorded on the Ministry’s system.For the Regulation on the Classification, Labeling and Packing of the Substances and Mixtures and its annexes please click.
Prepared by the T.R. Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, “Regulation on the Classification, Labeling and Packing of the Substances and Mixtures” entered into force on 11 December 2013 upon being published in the Official Gazette. Prepared by the T.R. Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, “Regulation on the Classification, Labeling and Packing of the Substances and Mixtures” entered into force on 11 December 2013 upon being published in the Official Gazette. Rules regarding the classification, labeling and packing of the hazardous substances and mixtures have been identified with the regulation. Regulation on the Classification, Labeling and Packing of the Substances and Mixtures was prepared in accordance with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) criteria on classification and labeling of the United Nations. Upon the entry into force of the Regulation on the Classification, Labeling and Packing of the Substances and Mixtures, 9 new hazard symbols started to be used instead of 7 hazard symbols. Classification, labeling and packing liabilities within the scope of the new regulation started to be used on 1 June 2015 for the hazardous substances and on 1 June 2016 for the mixtures within the scope of the Regulation. Classification information of clinker, which was classified within this scope, was entered and recorded on the Ministry’s system. For the Regulation on the Classification, Labeling and Packing of the Substances and Mixtures and its annexes: http://www.resmigazete.gov.tr/eskiler/2013/12/20131211M1-1.htm
The cement sector is unique in terms of its inherent recycling and recovery processes. Cement production is, therefore, pivoted on the principles of the circular economy.
The flue gas emission limits for waste-burning factories are the same as those in the European Union.
If waste is incinerated in cement factories, the environmental emission limits established in line with European Union legislation are applied. When emissions are below the limit, it means that “the environment and human health” is protected.
Today, the Turkish cement sector recovers only around 250 of the more than 850 different materials classified as waste by the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change, as alternative fuels and alternative raw materials.
It is not possible to use materials such as nuclear waste, contagious medical waste, batteries and untreated mixed municipal waste in the cement sector.
“Refuse-derived fuel” is produced by processing municipal solid waste (garbage) in pre-processing facilities through biological drying systems installed at municipal landfill sites.
Such facilities may be established by municipalities or private subsidiaries. Revenues are derived from the sale of recycled materials. Non-recyclable materials such as plastic, paper, cardboard, textiles and organic content are dried and used as an alternative fuel in the cement sector.
Yes. An umbrella regulation on the monitoring of greenhouse gas emissions has been published in our country, as well as communiqués on monitoring/reporting and verification/validation bodies regarding regulatory obligations have been published. Under this regulation, cement factories are subject to regular monitoring, reporting and verification processes every year. First, cement factories prepare “Monitoring Plans”. Following the approval of their “Monitoring Plans”, they submit “Verified Emission Reports” to the Ministry detailing their emissions between January 1 and December 31 every year.
No. No Climate Change Law has yet been published in Türkiye.
No. No Emission Trading System has yet been established in Türkiye.
Data used in the statistics is specified in tons.
Our statistical data is published as 2-month obsolete as per the Rules of the Competition Authority. Therefore the most up-to-date version of the data is available on our website.
Concrete paving is designed for much longer project lives compared to the asphalt paving. Although there might be minor differences by different types, concrete paving generally serves for 25-30 years without needing maintenance-repair.
Concrete paving requires less maintenance-repair than the asphalt paving throughout its service life. Therefore long-term (lifecycle) costs are far lower than asphalt paving.
According to the studies conducted by international road authorities and laboratories, concrete paving saves 0,45 liter of fuel per 100 km on average. Thus it has a less environmental impact thanks to less fuel consumption and lower CO2 emission.
All components of the concrete used at the roads are same with the conventional concrete; however, usage amounts, ratios of the components and mixture ratios vary. All ready-mixed concrete plants in our country are capable of producing the concrete used on the roads.
TÜRKÇİMENTO carries out various activities on concrete roads in our country in order to create competition in road pavements and thus to provide public benefit. It organizes briefings and seminars for academics and personnel who are experts in their fields, and conducts publications on concrete roads. In addition, it provides consultancy services in domestic and international concrete road applications with its expert personnel, provides free on-site technical support to the concrete road applications of public institutions in the country whenever needed, and shares its knowledge and experience gained through long-term experiences.
Initial construction cost of concrete paving in the countries like our Country, where cement and ready-mixed concrete sectors are developed and petroleum is imported, is not higher than asphalt paving. For example, initial construction cost of the Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) roads is on average 10% less than the Hot Bituminous Mixture (HBM-asphalt) roads under the same traffic, environment-climate and ground conditions. This ratio increases more when the maintenance-repair costs during the service life are taken into account.
In our country, there are Concrete Paving Technical Specifications, which are published by the relevant public institutions and the Ministries for the concrete paving types used for divided roads at highway-State and Provincial Roads and for urban roads in the urban road network of the local administrations. All documents are available at our website.
Concrete barriers absorb the impact during the collision and ensure that the vehicle turns back to its lane in a safe manner. With this characteristic, the Concrete barriers prevent the vehicle from going into the opposite lane and thereby occurrence of secondary accidents. In addition to all technical advantages, concrete barriers are long-lasting and require very little maintenance-repair during their service life, which may go up to 50 years. Due to its advantages, use of concrete barrier is legally mandatory in the central refugees at divided roads in a number of countries, Ireland and the UK being in the first place.
Concrete barriers are manufactured in conformity with the EN 1317 standard, which is accepted by national and international road authorities, and are subject to collision tests by means of the methods specified in the aforementioned standard. Concrete barriers, which successfully pass the tests, are entitled to receive the CE certificate.