Workshop on the use of REACH/CLP information at industrial sites
This workshop will discuss with stakeholders how information generated through the REACH and CLP processes can be used to promote the safe use of chemicals at industrial sites. The objectives are to explore how the data generated by REACH and CLP can support companies in complying with their obligations under other legislations, how that use of information can be improved and how to increase the awareness of industrial users of chemicals on the REACH/CLP data.
- State of play and expectations
- Overview of the information that can be obtained from REACH/CLP
- Experience to date from industry and authorities
- Discussion of what information would be most beneficial to downstream users, where and how it could be used, based on a case study
The workshop is limited in size to promote discussion and participation is by invitation. The first announcement with a request for Expression of Interest has been sent to representatives of authorities and industry.
- Opening – Setting the scene
- Background and purposes, Elina Karhu (ECHA)
- REACH/CLP data for cross-cutting chemicals legislation, Christian Heidorn (DG ENV)
- How Can REACH/CLP Information Endorse Safe Use of Chemicals at Industrial Sites?, Thomas May (DUCC)
- Use of REACH/CLP information for a better chemicals management, Irene Canas Sierra (Eurométaux)
- REACH information
- REACH/CLP information to ensure safe use and support substitution, Fesil Mushtaq (ECHA)
- How REACH has influenced the information in the supply chain, Jouni Räisänen (Finnish safety and chemicals agency)
- Use of Specific Environmental Release Categories at installation level, Dirk Jepsen (Ökopol)
- The experience and learnings so far: Case histories and approaches
- REACH/CLP impact at industrial sites: Experience / learnings so far, Pekka Kortesmaa (Borealis Polymers Oy)
- How a downstream user deals with REACH (and related chemical legislations), Richard Schreurs (SPG Prints)
- Introduction on the ECHA case study
- Presentation of the case study, Monique Pillet (ECHA)
- Initiatives to support information use, Bridget Ginnity (ECHA)
- Approaches from authorities
- Use of data from REACH for environmental management in metal plating sites – a pilot case, Eugen Anwander (Environmental Inspectorate, Vorarlberg, AT)
- Senior Labour Inspectors Committee (SLIC) CHEMEX view on OSH/REACH interface issues with a focus on practical issues at the workplace, David Green (SLIC Chemex working Group)
- Linking the Directive on Industrial Emissions (IED) and the REACH Regulation, Gisela Holzgraefe (IMPEL)
- Conclusions and next steps
- Summary of discussions, Matti Vainio (ECHA)
Industry practitioners and authorities with a sound practical knowledge of REACH/CLP and the main environmental and occupational health directives (IED, CAD and CMD) at industrial sites.
The language of the meeting is English.
For specific questions, contact: downstream_users (at) echa.europa.eu