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Safer Chemicals – ECHA Conference

ECHA's free conference on 21-22 May 2019 offered an an insight into the current priorities for the regulation of chemicals in the EU. All the material is available on this page. See you at our next event!

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Recording

Presentations

21 May 2019 – Training on notifying hazardous mixtures to poison centres

Video recording

22 May 2019 – Conference

Session 1 – Improving compliance of REACH registration data

Session 2 – Tackling substances of concern

Session 3 – Improving safe use of chemicals

Programme

 

 

21 May 2019

Harmonised way to notify poison centres – is your product ready?

  • 10:00-11:15 – Notifying poison centres: what changes and how it impacts you (session streamed live)
  • 11:15-11:30 – Break
  • 11:30-13:00 – Hands-on exercise (not streamed live but the material will be available)
  • 13:00-14:00 – Break
  • 14:00-16:00 – Hands-on exercise continues (not streamed live but the material will be available)
  • 16:00-17:00 – Questions and answers (optional)

 

22 May 2019

Session 1 – Improving compliance of registration data

  • 9:00–9:15: Setting the scene – Bjorn Hansen, Executive Director, European Chemicals Agency
  • 9:15–9:35: Grouping of substances – Mike Rasenberg, European Chemicals Agency
  • 9:35–9:55: Taking action to ensure compliance – Ofelia Bercaru, European Chemicals Agency
  • 9:55–10:15: Compliance challenges and solutions – Sylvie Lemoine, European Chemical Industry Council
  • 10:15–10:30: What citizens and workers need to know about REACH compliance – Tatiana Santos, European Environmental Bureau
  • 10:30–11:00: Discussion
  • 11:00–11:30: Break

Session 2 – Tackling substances of concern

  • 11:30–11:50: 10 years of regulatory risk management – Matti Vainio, European Chemicals Agency
  • 11:50–12:10: Case study: microplastics – Sandrine Lefèvre-Brévart, European Chemicals Agency
  • 12:10–12:30: Tools for tackling substances of concern – Jerker Ligthart, International Chemical Secretariat
  • 12:30–13:10: Discussion
  • 13:10–14:30: Break

Session 3 – Improving safe use of chemicals

  • 14:30–14:50: Improving safe use in the supply chain – Kevin Pollard, European Chemicals Agency
  • 14:50–15:10: Healthy workplace – safe products – Elke Schneider, European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
  • 15:10–15:30: What have we learnt through inspections – Sinead McMickan, Health and Safety Authority, Ireland
  • 15:30–15:50: Case study on improving safe use – Marianne Lyngsaae, Brenntag Nordic A/S
  • 15:50–16:30: Discussion
  • 16:30–16:45: Closing remarks – Jukka Malm, Deputy Executive Director, ECHA

16:45–19:00 Networking and one-to-one sessions

Venue

European Chemicals Agency
Annankatu 18
00120 Helsinki
Finland

Language

The language of the meeting is English.

Contact email

For questions, contact: echa-events (at) echa.europa.eu.

Helsinki chemicals week

Our conference will be held back-to-back with the Helsinki Chemicals Forum (23-24 May 2019) and Setac Europe (26-30 May 2019).

Take advantage of this full week of interesting events on chemicals.

#ChemicalsWeek

Visit Helsinki

Find out about events, eating, nightlife and sightseeing at: www.visithelsinki.fi/en.

 


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