Events Calendar

webinar Asia Chemicals Regulation series

K-REACH: New Presidential Decree webinar

Thursday 18 December 2014

This free webinar focuses on South Korea’s newly published regulation.

Our expert speakers will cover the following areas:

  • The Chemical Substance Evaluation Committee; how will it be put together, what is its mandate and what decisions will it be charged with making, where do these decisions fit into the overall picture of K-REACH? Will companies/industries have a seat on the Committee or be able to submit comment on the Committee’s opinions?
  • The registration schedule - what are the transitional measures going from TCCA and K-REACH?
  • Exemptions - Details of R&D, low concern polymer, export only and other exemptions

The event will finish with a Q&A session.

Expert panel:

  • Jun Ho Lee, KTR
  • Cy Kim, Kim & Chang
webinar Global Chemicals Regulation series

Webinar: The Business Case for Knowing Chemicals in Products & Supply Chains

Tuesday 13 January 2015,15:00

This free webinar looks at the use of CiP information systems and the value of knowing about chemicals contained in products. These systems continue to enable and stimulate companies and entire product sectors to realize benefits, from achieving product safety to leading product innovation.

Drawing from the recently published UNEP report, “The Business Case for Knowing Chemicals in Products and Supply Chains”, the webinar will highlight the benefits to companies when they invest in an "active strategy" for chemicals management, one in which they proactively manage the chemicals in their products and supply chains to stay ahead of regulatory and market demands.

The webinar will also give examples of brands and retailers that are passive (reacting only when compelled by crises or regulations) and hold hidden liabilities of chemicals of concern in their products. Costs from these liabilities have run to the tens or hundreds of millions of dollars, have tarnished brand reputation, and resulted in loss of market share and valuation.

One of our expert speakers, Mark Rossi, is one of the Authors of the Report.  Mark Rossi will also deliver a Keynote Address at the Chemical Watch Annual Global Supply Chain Workshop taking place in Brussels on 25-26 February 2015.

Expert panel:

  • Mark Rossi PhD, BizNGO; Co-Director, Clean Production Action
  • Kevin Munn, United Nations Environment Programme
webinar Toxicology and Risk Assessment series

An Introduction to Reproductive and Development Toxicology

Tuesday 27 January 2015,14:00

This webinar will provide a thorough introductory overview of the principles which underpin reproductive and developmental toxicity.

Many of the data gaps that have been identified during the implementation of REACH have been related to reproductive and developmental toxicity. However it is also an important requirement for other regulatory compliance areas including the Biocidal Products Regulation.

Who the webinar is for

This webinar is ideal for anyone who would benefit from an improved understanding of reproductive and developmental toxicity, but has no formal training as a toxicologist.

In particular for business managers involved in SIEF/consortia discussions, global regulatory compliance experts, hazard communication (CLP/GHS) and SDS, etc.

Course content

  • Introduction to reproductive and developmental toxicity and the reproductive system.
  • How chemicals can affect the male and female reproductive system.
  • How chemicals can cause developmental toxicity in the developing embryo and foetus.
  • How effects on or via lactation may occur.
  • Endocrine disruptors and their influence on the reproductive system.
  • Current testing strategies available for assessing reproductive and developmental effects arising from chemical exposure.
webinar Toxicology and Risk Assessment series

Alternative testing webinar: Skin Sensitization

Wednesday 28 January 2015,16:00

This is one of a series of six webinars in partnership with the PETA International Science Consortium, focusing on alternative methods and testing strategies to meet REACH requirements.

Dr. Kolle will first discuss data requirements and in vivo classification for skin sensitisation in order to define what is required to replace the animal test.

Dr. Casati will provide an overview of the key mechanism of skin sensitization, based on the published adverse outcome pathway, and describe the in vitro and in chemico methods that can be used to assess skin sensitisation with a specific focus on the validated methods.

Dr. Kolle will then discuss examples of how these methods can be combined in testing strategies / integrated approaches. She will also present how each method (or their combination) perform for "real life" substances, as well as specific case studies for read-across approaches, and how the methods can be applied for REACH.

Dr. Casati will close by reviewing current OECD activities in the field of skin sensitisation.

Expert panel:

  • Dr Susanne Kolle, BASF
  • Dr Silvia Casati , EURL ECVAM
webinar Toxicology and Risk Assessment series

Toxicology and CLP/GHS for Substances Webinar

Wednesday 11 February 2015,14:00

This course will provide an overview of the substance classification approach for human health effects. The focus of this webinar will be on CLP, however, the principles covered are also applicable for GHS, and differences will be highlighted during the session.

The European Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (often called “CLP”), which is based on the United Nations Globally Harmonised System (GHS) came into force in January 2009. Since 1st December 2010 the CLP Regulation has applied to substance classification and, as from 1st June 2015 all mixtures will also have to be classified in accordance with this Regulation.

Who the webinar is for

The course is relevant to regulatory and HSE professionals, and authors and users of Safety Data Sheets. In order to gain maximum benefit from this webinar it would be useful to have some basic knowledge of toxicology.

Course content

Module 1: Introduction to CLP/GHS and why classification is important
Module 2: Hazard classes (human health effects) and categories (health effects)
Module 3: The classification process

Throughout the webinar worked examples will be used to illustrate the classification process; furthermore, the course manual will contain practice questions (with answers) for you to complete at the end of the session.

webinar Asia Chemicals Regulation series

K-REACH Detailed information requirements and testing strategies/New substance registrations

Tuesday 17 February 2015,09:00

South Korea recently published the Ministerial Decree for the implementation of the Act on the Registration and Evaluation of Chemical Substances (K-REACH). Information about how the the requirements and obligations will impact companies is still emerging.

In the first of two webinars taking place on 17 February 2015 at 0900 GMT, Jean Cho, Chemicals Consultant at Chemtopia, South Korea, will examine the issues of information and data requirements, testing strategies and new substance registrations under the new regulation. 

Expert panel:

  • Jean Cho, Chemtopia
webinar Toxicology and Risk Assessment series

Toxicology and CLP/GHS for Mixtures Webinar

Wednesday 18 February 2015,14:00

This course will provide an overview of the mixture classification approach for human health effects. The focus of this webinar will be on CLP, however, the principles covered are also applicable for GHS, and differences will be highlighted during the session.

The European Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (often called “CLP”), which is based on the United Nations Globally Harmonised System (GHS) came into force in January 2009. Since 1st December 2010 the CLP Regulation has applied to substance classification and, as from 1st June 2015 all mixtures will also have to be classified in accordance with this Regulation.

Who the webinar is for

The course  is relevant to regulatory and HSE professionals, and authors and users of Safety Data Sheets. In order to gain maximum benefit from this webinar it would be useful to have some basic knowledge of toxicology and classification of substances in accordance with CLP/GHS.

Course content

Module 1: Introduction to CLP/GHS and why classification is important
Module 2: Hazard classes (human health effects) and categories (health effects)
Module 3: The classification process

Throughout the webinar worked examples will be used to illustrate the classification process; furthermore, the course manual will contain practice questions (with answers) for you to complete at the end of the session.

training workshop Global Chemicals Regulation series

Getting Ready for REACH 2018 - A Reality Checklist

Tuesday 24 February 2015,09:00 Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels, Belgium

This one-day workshop is designed for those who are new to the EU market, or who are planning to enter the EU market or simply for those who need a brush-up on the basics of REACH.

A Practical Hands-On Workshop designed for those:

  • New to the EU market
  • Planning to enter the EU Market
  • New staff at existing players in the EU market

Combine attending the Workshop with the Global Supply Chain Summit at the special price of €1490 (Chemical Watch Subscribers €1440).

To book your place, or for more information, please call +44 (0)1743 818293 or email lorna@chemicalwatch.com

conference Global Chemicals Regulation series

Global Supply Chain Summit 2015

25-26 February 2015 Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels, Belgium

This year's Global Supply Chain Summit looks beyond compliance. Across the two days we explore how forward-looking companies are using their REACH and CLP data and communication channels to gain competitive advantage – by reducing risk and its associated costs, and by selling more, more effectively.

Whereas REACH once represented a financial burden on manufacturers, for some it is now paving the way to more profitable relationships with customers, and to growth in safer substitutes.

Expect the latest thinking on managing chemical risk across a global supply chain, with case studies and the opportunity to share best practice.

An optional workshop "Getting Ready for REACH 2018 – A Reality Checklist" takes place at the same venue on 24 February, before the Summit begins.  This is aimed at colleagues new to REACH or those who would benefit from a refresher of the emerging issues.

webinar Toxicology and Risk Assessment series

Alternative approaches to mammalian acute toxicity testing

Thursday 5 March 2015,16:00

In this free webinar in partnership with the PETA International Science Consortium, Ltd., Dr. Pilar Prieto will present on EURL ECVAM’s recently released strategy to replace, reduce and refine the use of animals in the assessment of acute mammalian systemic toxicity.

The strategy highlights the importance of developing adverse outcome pathways (AOPs) and integrated approaches to testing and assessment (IATA) related to acute systemic toxicity. It also discusses improvements in the predictability of the 3T3 NRU assay, development of additional in vitro and in silico approaches, waiving acute toxicity testing based on e.g., repeated dose data, refinement of in vivo studies, and provides a framework for prioritizing the alternative methods that have been submitted to EURL ECVAM for validation.

Following Dr. Prieto’s talk, Dr. Lawrence Milchak, Advanced Toxicology Specialist, 3M, will speak of industry experiences on the use of alternative strategies to meet acute toxicity testing requirements.

webinar Toxicology and Risk Assessment series

Ecotoxicology and CLP/GHS Webinar

Wednesday 11 March 2015,14:00

This webinar will provide an overview of the substance classification approach for environmental effects. The focus of this webinar will be on CLP, however, the principles covered are also applicable for GHS, and differences will be highlighted during the session.

The European Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (often called “CLP”), which is based on the United Nations Globally Harmonised System (GHS) came into force in January 2009. Since 1st December 2010 the CLP Regulation has applied to substance classification and, as from 1st June 2015 all mixtures will also have to be classified in accordance with this Regulation.

Who the webinar is for

The course is relevant to regulatory and HSE professionals, and authors and users of Safety Data Sheets. 

Content

Module 1: Introduction to CLP/GHS and why classification is important

Module 2: Introduction to the environment (environmental transport and fate, environmental compartments)

Module 3: The aquatic environment, food chains, biodegradation, persistence and bioaccumulation; including common testing methodologies

Module 4: The classification process for substances and mixtures

Throughout the webinar worked examples will be used to illustrate the classification process; furthermore, the course manual will contain practice questions (with answers) for you to complete at the end of the session.

webinar Asia Chemicals Regulation series

K-REACH Joint registration/CBI

Thursday 12 March 2015,09:00

Following the publication of the K-REACH ministerial decree, this webinar will focus on joint registrations, confidential business information and the role of Only Representatives (OR). Speakers: Cy Kim, Kim & Chang and Jun Ho Lee, KTR

webinar Toxicology and Risk Assessment series

Occupational Toxicology Webinar

Wednesday 18 March 2015,14:00

The purpose of this webinar is to introduce basic concepts related to occupational toxicology and, although the focus will be on REACH, the majority of the material covered is relevant to all geographical regions of the world where chemicals are used.

One of the biggest difficulties facing industry at the moment is the interpretation and authoring of information contained within exposure scenarios and safety data sheets; which is of great importance to ensure a high level of worker protection in the occupational setting.

This is particularly so for Regulatory/HSE staff with no prior experience of working within the industrial setting; who perhaps do not fully understand the meaning of terms such as LEV, engineering controls, types of respiratory protection, etc.; all of which are commonly used in safety data sheets and exposure scenarios.
However a good understanding of such terminology and the principles which underpin worker protection is important in order to be able to successfully write robust SDS and exposure scenarios; and also interpret them!

Who the webinar is for

  • Anyone who is involved in authoring/interpreting safety data sheets and exposure scenarios.
  • Anyone who would like to improve their understanding of the impact of toxicology in the workplace.

Content

  • Introduction to the impact of legislation/regulations on the use of chemicals in the workplace (including REACH, EU Chemicals Directive).
  • Desk based chemical risk assessment (DNELs and RCRs) vs. work place risk assessment.
  • Exposure assessments and exposure modelling – the differences and when to use what.
  • Introduction to Occupational hygiene – anticipation, recognition, evaluation, control of chemicals in, or arising from, the workplace that may cause harm to the workers.
  • Introduction to control measures used to protect worker exposure to hazardous chemicals
  • Elimination
  • Substitution
  • Engineering (including the different types of ventilation e.g. LEV, etc;
  • Organisational/administrative
  • Personal protective equipment (including the different types of gloves and respiratory protection available).
  • Occupational exposure limit values (including personal monitoring) – how they are derived, what they are and how they should be used.
  • Biological monitoring – Its use in the workplace.
  • Health surveillance – what this is and when it should be considered.
webinar Toxicology and Risk Assessment series

An Introduction to Reproductive and Development Toxicology

Tuesday 24 March 2015,14:00

This webinar will provide a thorough introductory overview of the principles which underpin reproductive and developmental toxicity.

Many of the data gaps that have been identified during the implementation of REACH have been related to reproductive and developmental toxicity. However it is also an important requirement for other regulatory compliance areas including the Biocidal Products Regulation.

Who the webinar is for

This webinar is ideal for anyone who would benefit from an improved understanding of reproductive and developmental toxicity, but has no formal training as a toxicologist.

In particular for business managers involved in SIEF/consortia discussions, global regulatory compliance experts, hazard communication (CLP/GHS) and SDS, etc.

Content

  • Introduction to reproductive and developmental toxicity and the reproductive system.
  • How chemicals can affect the male and female reproductive system.
  • How chemicals can cause developmental toxicity in the developing embryo and foetus.
  • How effects on or via lactation may occur.
  • Endocrine disruptors and their influence on the reproductive system.
  • Current testing strategies available for assessing reproductive and developmental effects arising from chemical exposure.
CW+ webinar Biocides Regulation series

Preparing a Biocide Authorisation Dossier webinar

Wednesday 25 March 2015,14:00

An introduction to preparing a biocide authorisation dossier:

  • a brief look at using IUCLID for biocides;
  • familiarisation with the programme - how does it work, what needs to be completed and why;
  • identifying the data requirements and how to fill endpoints;
  • determining what data is needed to support your product;
  • how to generate the data; testing and alternatives to testing;
  • risk assessment of products;
  • what is it and why is it needed; and
  • a short summary of available risk assessment tools.

 

Expert panel:

  • Dr Sara Kirkham, CEHTRA
webinar Toxicology and Risk Assessment series

(Zebra) Fish Embryo Acute Toxicity Test to predict short term toxicity to fish (and beyond) free webinar

Tuesday 14 April 2015,16:00

In this webinar Dr Halder will begin by describing the REACH data requirements for short term toxicity testing on fish and the OECD acute fish toxicity test (OECD TG 203). She will then describe the Fish Embryo Acute Toxicity Test (FET), which was adopted by the OECD in 2013 as Test Guideline 236 and is recommended by the European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing as a possible alternative to the acute fish toxicity test. Dr Belanger will provide an assessment of the correlation between the OECD acute fish toxicity test and the fish embryo toxicity test. This will include an assessment of the domain of applicability and the possibility of using the FET in traditional fish Quantitative Structure Activity Relationships. Prof. Braunbeck will then describe the potential use of fish embryos beyond acute fish toxicity testing and provide a view to potential future uses of fish embryos in a much wider array of environmental science and human health applications.

Expert panel:

  • Scott Belanger, Procter & Gamble
  • Marlies Halder, EURL ECVAM
  • Thomas Braunbeck, University of Heidelberg
webinar Toxicology and Risk Assessment series

Carcinogens and Mutagens Webinar

Wednesday 29 April 2015,14:00

This webinar provides an introductory background to carcinogenesis and genetic toxicology. It will cover basic gene structure and mutation; the mechanism of chemical carcinogenesis, and the difference between genotoxic and non genotoxic carcinogens. The webinar will also focus on genetic toxicology and its link with carcinogenesis as well as other effects.

This Webinar will cover the following,

  • Introduction to the cell, DNA and cell replication
  • How cancer arises
  • Mechanisms of chemical carcinogenesis (including genotoxic and non genotoxic carcinogens)
  • Types of cancer and nomenclature
  • Classification and labelling of carcinogens
  • Current testing strategies and rationale for chemical carcinogenesis.
  • Interpretation of the results and implications with regards to classification and labelling
  • Introduction to genetic toxicology
  • The difference between carcinogenicity and mutagenicity
  • Effects on genes, chromosomes and DNA and the consequence for the cell
  • Current testing strategies and rationale for genetic toxicology; in vivo and in vitro
  • Interpretation of results and implications with regards to classification and labelling

Expert panel:

  • Laura Robinson, Toxicology Consulting Ltd
CW+ conference Biocides Regulation series

Biocides Symposium

11-13 May 2015 Grand Hotel Union, Ljubljana, Slovenia

This two day Symposium will focus on Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 and examine in depth the various product authorisation processes foreseen within the Regulation and will include presentations on applications for first Union Authorisation together with authorisation of product families.

The symposium will feature a keynote presentation from the European Commission with regard to product authorisation for biocides and an update on progress on the various implementation activities relevant to product authorisation.

Key issues to be addressed

  • Treated articles - new guidance and Regulation
  • Article 95 and the 1 Sept. 2015 deadlines
  • Fees and costs
  • In-situ systems under the BPR
  • Data sharing and consortia formation
  • Problem areas with Letters of Access
  • EU Enforcement on treated articles
  • An update on regulatory requirements for new EU Member State Croatia and other Member States including Slovenia, Czech Republic and Hungary

Who should attend?

Representatives of authorisation/registration holders, national Competent Authorities as well as other involved Stakeholders (producers, retailers, formulators, consultants, etc.) dealing with these issues.

webinar Toxicology and Risk Assessment series

Chemical Allergies Webinar

Wednesday 20 May 2015,14:00

This webinar provides a more in depth introduction into one of the most common and potentially serious chemical related injuries that can occur in the workplace; the development of an allergic reaction. It will look at what is known about the mechanism of development of an allergic response and the current testing methodologies available to assess chemicals for such effects.

The following will be covered during the webinar:

 Introduction to the immune system and allergies

  • Innate Vs acquired immune response
  • Categories of immunological response
  • Definition of an allergy and the two stage development of an allergic reaction.

 Basic dermatology

  • The anatomy of the skin in relation to the development of an allergic reaction The cells of the immune system involved in the development of allergic contact dermatitis
  • Factors which influence the development of allergic contact dermatitis.
  • How allergic contact dermatitis differs from irritant contact dermatitis
  • Current testing strategies for assessment of allergic contact dermatitis

 Basic structure of the respiratory tract.

  • The role of IgE and atopy in the development of an allergic reaction.
  • How respiratory allergy differs to allergic contact dermatitis.
  • Occupational asthma and work related asthma
  • Current testing strategies for the assessment of respiratory allergies

 The consequences of developing an allergy to a substance in the workplace

  • Important considerations in relation to control measures in the workplace.

 Other immunotoxicological effects

  • Including multiple chemical sensitivities, and autoimmune effects.

Expert panel:

  • Laura Robinson, Toxicology Consulting Ltd
webinar Toxicology and Risk Assessment series

Toxicology and CLP/GHS for Substances

Thursday 21 May 2015,14:00

This course will provide an overview of the substance classification approach for human health effects. The focus of this webinar will be on CLP, however, the principles covered are also applicable for GHS, and differences will be highlighted during the session. (NOTE: THIS IS A REPEAT WEBINAR - ORIGINALLY ON 11 FEBRUARY)

The European Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (often called “CLP”), which is based on the United Nations Globally Harmonised System (GHS) came into force in January 2009. Since 1st December 2010 the CLP Regulation has applied to substance classification and, as from 1st June 2015 all mixtures will also have to be classified in accordance with this Regulation.

Who the webinar is for

The course is relevant to regulatory and HSE professionals, and authors and users of Safety Data Sheets. In order to gain maximum benefit from this webinar it would be useful to have some basic knowledge of toxicology.

Course content

Module 1: Introduction to CLP/GHS and why classification is important
Module 2: Hazard classes (human health effects) and categories (health effects)
Module 3: The classification process

Throughout the webinar worked examples will be used to illustrate the classification process; furthermore, the course manual will contain practice questions (with answers) for you to complete at the end of the session.

Expert panel:

  • Laura Robinson, Toxicology Consulting Ltd
webinar Toxicology and Risk Assessment series

Toxicology and CLP/GHS for Mixtures Webinar

Tuesday 2 June 2015,14:00

This course will provide an overview of the mixture classification approach for human health effects. The focus of this webinar will be on CLP, however, the principles covered are also applicable for GHS, and differences will be highlighted during the session. (NOTE: THIS IS A REPEAT WEBINAR - ORIGINALLY ON 18 FEBRUARY)

The European Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (often called “CLP”), which is based on the United Nations Globally Harmonised System (GHS) came into force in January 2009. Since 1st December 2010 the CLP Regulation has applied to substance classification and, as from 1st June 2015 all mixtures will also have to be classified in accordance with this Regulation.

Who the webinar is for

The course  is relevant to regulatory and HSE professionals, and authors and users of Safety Data Sheets. In order to gain maximum benefit from this webinar it would be useful to have some basic knowledge of toxicology and classification of substances in accordance with CLP/GHS.

Course content

Module 1: Introduction to CLP/GHS and why classification is important
Module 2: Hazard classes (human health effects) and categories (health effects)
Module 3: The classification process

Throughout the webinar worked examples will be used to illustrate the classification process; furthermore, the course manual will contain practice questions (with answers) for you to complete at the end of the session.

Expert panel:

  • Laura Robinson, Toxicology Consulting Ltd
webinar Toxicology and Risk Assessment series

The Regulatory Processes Involved in Acceptance of Non-Animal Tests

Wednesday 10 June 2015,15:00

In association with PETA International Science Consortium, Ltd.

Derek Knight, Senior Scientific Advisor, ECHA will speak about regulatory acceptance from a scientific and procedural point of view.

Karin Kilian, Policy Officer, European CommissionDG ENVIRONMENT,Unit A.3, Chemicalswill explain the process for incorporating validated tests into the EU Test Methods Regulation.  She will also give a brief history of it and how it relates to REACH/CLP and other EU chemicals laws.  Finally, she will present a timeline for updates of the Regulation.

webinar Toxicology and Risk Assessment series

Ecotoxicology and CLP/GHS Webinar

Thursday 11 June 2015,14:00

This webinar will provide an overview of the substance classification approach for environmental effects. The focus of this webinar will be on CLP, however, the principles covered are also applicable for GHS, and differences will be highlighted during the session. (NOTE: THIS IS A REPEAT WEBINAR - ORIGINALLY ON 11 MARCH)

The European Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (often called “CLP”), which is based on the United Nations Globally Harmonised System (GHS) came into force in January 2009. Since 1st December 2010 the CLP Regulation has applied to substance classification and, as from 1st June 2015 all mixtures will also have to be classified in accordance with this Regulation.

Who the webinar is for

The course is relevant to regulatory and HSE professionals, and authors and users of Safety Data Sheets. 

Content

Module 1: Introduction to CLP/GHS and why classification is important

Module 2: Introduction to the environment (environmental transport and fate, environmental compartments)

Module 3: The aquatic environment, food chains, biodegradation, persistence and bioaccumulation; including common testing methodologies

Module 4: The classification process for substances and mixtures

Throughout the webinar worked examples will be used to illustrate the classification process; furthermore, the course manual will contain practice questions (with answers) for you to complete at the end of the session.

Expert panel:

  • Laura Robinson, Toxicology Consulting Ltd
CW+ webinar Biocides Regulation series

In-situ biocides in the EU and the USA

Thursday 9 July 2015,14:30

This free 60 minute webinar will look at definitions and new requirements under the BPR for in-situ formed active substances in the EU, along with specific examples and an update on Commission’s Guidance. This webinar will also address types of in-situ biocides in the USA, along with a look at reaction products and historic practices, generating devices, and EPA’s current public positions.

In-situ biocides in the EU:

  • In-situ formed active substances: definitions, new requirements under the BPR
  • Update on Commission’s Guidance
  • Specific examples

In-situ biocides in the US: An area of uncertainty:

  • Types of in-situ biocides
    • Generating devices
    • Reaction products
  • Historic practices
  • EPA’s current public positions
  • Remaining open questions

**Note: If you are unable to attend the live webinar, do still register as you will receive the links via email to download the recording and slides**

Expert panel:

  • Dr. Anna Gergely, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Seth Goldberg, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
CW+ webinar Asia Chemicals Regulation series

Back to Basics - Understanding South Korea’s Chemical Regulations

Thursday 16 July 2015,10:00

A free 60 minute webinar focusing on K-REACH and related regulations.

General interpretation of K-REACH and related legislation:

  • Outline of chemicals management legislation in South Korea
  • Interpretation of K-REACH, with emphasis on low volume registration and exemptions
  • Lists and inventories of K-REACH, with reference to TCCA
  • Explanation of OSHA, in accordance with K-REACH, for manufacture/import of less than one tonne
  • Submission of written confirmation of chemicals for manufacture/importation under the Chemical Control Act (CCA)

Practical training on how to use the K-REACH IT system:

  • How to log-on to the K-REACH IT system
  • ORs: appointment and tips
  • Low volume registration: process and tips
  • Exemption submission: process and tips

>>> View more information about this 'back to basics' webinar series <<<

**Note: If you are unable to attend the live webinar, do still register as you will receive the links via email to download the recording and slides**

Expert panel:

  • Joanne Kim, KTR
  • Ami Fukuroi, KTR
CW+ webinar Asia Chemicals Regulation series

Back to Basics - Understanding China's Chemical Regulations

Wednesday 22 July 2015,09:00

A free 60 minute webinar giving a general overview of chemical lists and inventories.

General overview of chemical lists and inventories:

  • Chinese chemical control laws
  • MEP’s Order 7: Provisions on environmental administration of new chemical substances in China
  • Notification types and procedures
  • Data requirements

Regulations on Safe Management of Hazardous Chemicals:

  • Catalogue of Hazardous Chemicals
  • License requirements
  • Hazchem registration requirements

China GHS & updates:

  • Classification standards
  • SDS
  • Labelling

>>> View more information about this 'back to basics' webinar series <<<

**Note: If you are unable to attend the live webinar, do still register as you will receive the links via email to download the recording and slides**

Expert panel:

  • Eric Xiong, CIRS
CW+ webinar Asia Chemicals Regulation series

China: Changes in Draft Revision of Guidance for New Chemical Substance Notification and Registration

Thursday 30 July 2015,10:00

This free webinar focuses on the recent changes in the China Draft Revision of Guidance for New Chemical Substance Notification and Registration.

Webinar content:

  • Background of revision
  • Changes in Administration Process
  • Changes in Data Requirements
  • Changes in Risk Assessment
  • Timeline
  • Suggested Notification Strategy

Expert panel:

Yong Jiang, Project Director, Product Registration and Compliance Department, China National Chemical Information Centre

**Note: If you are unable to attend the live webinar, do still register as you will receive the links via email to download the recording and slides**

CW+ webinar Asia Chemicals Regulation series

Back to Basics - Understanding Thailand and Malaysia's Chemical Regulations

Tuesday 1 September 2015,10:00

A free 60 minute webinar looking at the key regulations and the broad scope of each one and what the key features are that companies need to be aware of.

 Full webinar content:

  • Hazardous Substance Act/GHS
  • Malaysia CLASS
  • Timeline with key dates
  • Anticipated changes or updates
  • Where do I start with my hazardous chemical/cosmetic ingredient?

List and inventories

  • Key lists and inventories
  • How can they be accessed?
  • Updates and additions

Other important issues

  • IT/online systems - availability of English versions and translations
  • Annual reporting and data
  • What types of data can be used (EU Reach data?)
  • Data sharing/CBI

>>> View more information about this 'back to basics' webinar series <<<

**Note: If you are unable to attend the live webinar, do still register as you will receive the links via email to download the recording and slides**

Expert panel:

  • Montira Sriyai, Dr Knoell Consult Thai Co Ltd
webinar Global Chemicals Regulation series

The relevance of Saicm/ICCM4 to the sustainability strategies of companies up and down the supply chain

Thursday 10 September 2015,13:30

A free 75 minute webinar arranged to highlight the upcoming ICCM4 meeting and its key objectives; to outline what the meeting's impacts might be on companies up and downstream; to describe what these companies might be able to learn from Saicm and how they might incorporate elements into their own safe chemicals management and sustainability strategies.

During this webinar, you will hear from UNEP who will outline the aims of ICCM4, followed by representatives of both upstream and downstream industries together with an NGO.

**Note: If you are unable to attend the live webinar, do still register as you will receive the links via email to download the recording and slides**

Expert panel:

  • Lena Perenius, SAICM Secretariat, Switzerland
  • Thomas Jostmann, Evonik, Germany
  • David Azoulay, Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), Switzerland
CW+ conference Biocides Regulation series

Biocides Asia

28-29 September 2015 Pan Pacific Singapore, Singapore

Join the Chemical Watch team in Singapore on 28-29 September for the second of our annual Asia Biocides conferences; a two-day Summit focusing on regulation of non-agricultural pesticides, sanitisers, preservatives and disinfectants around the world.

Day One focuses on developments in South East Asia, including China, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and South Korea plus a session on New Zealand and India.   Day One will also include an update on the harmonisation of the regulation of Biocides from the OECD.

Day Two  sees the switch in focus to Europe with an update on the Biocidal Product Regulation (BPR) including current hot topics and lessons learned in the last two years. Other countries in the spotlight on this day are the Middle East, Africa and the USA. The final session looks at the regulation of nano biocides in Europe and Asia together with food contact and biocides regulation in Asia.

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Regulatory Summit Asia

30 September 2015-1 October 2015 Pan Pacific Singapore, Singapore

A unique opportunity to join our panel of experts from government, industry and professional advisers, as they share special perspectives and understanding of Global chemical regulatory challenges facing industry.

Against a complex and changeable regulatory landscape, the Chemical Watch Regulatory Summit – Asia brings together a panel of over twenty experts, ready to answer your questions about the new regulatory challenges facing industry today.

Using a mixed format of presentations and in-depth Q&A panel discussion, the Summit tackles regulatory and compliance issues in China, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia and Thailand, together with India, the Middle East, the EU, the USA, and Africa.

CW+ webinar Biocides Regulation series

The BPR - emerging issues following the Sept 1st deadline for Article 95 webinar

Friday 16 October 2015,14:00

The deadline for active substance and biocidal product suppliers to be on the list of active substances provided by Article 95 of the BPR expired on 1st September 2015. This has an immediate impact on the ability of all companies to continue to participate lawfully in the European Economic Area market for biocidal products. This webinar looks at the emerging issues following the expiry of the deadline.

During this webinar, Darren Abrahams, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Brussels will speak about the strategic and legal issues after 1st September.

Pierre Choraine, Head of Sector Biocides, European Commision, DG Health and Food Safety, will speak about upcoming regulatory developments

If you are not able to attend the live webinar, do still register as you will receive the links via email to download the recording and slides

Expert panel:

  • Pierre Choraine, European Commission
  • Darren Abrahams, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
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Enforcement Summit Europe

21-22 October 2015 Le Châtelain Hotel, Brussels, Belgium

A two-day Summit (plus two pre-Summit workshops scheduled for 20 October) offering a unique opportunity to join the panels of expert speakers including EU and Member State officials, regulatory managers from industry and professional advisers, as they share special perspectives and understanding of both European and Global enforcement challenges in a relaxed, informal environment.

Day 1: REACH AND CLP ENFORCEMENT

Day One offers a holistic view of the REACH/CLP enforcement agenda - reviewing progress towards harmonized enforcement and exploring the very real need for standardisation across EU Member States, including restrictions and SVHCs.

Day 2: GLOBAL ENFORCEMENT OF CHEMICAL REGULATIONS

Against a complex and changeable regulatory landscape, Day Two of the Summit brings together a panel of global regulatory experts, ready to answer your questions about the enforcement challenges facing industry today.  Day Two focuses on enforcement issues in China, South Korea, the USA and Russia.  Day Two will also include sessions on Enforcement of Biocides regulations both in the EU and the USA.  The day closes with a session on the regulation and enforcement of Nanomaterials.

Who should attend?

  • Heads of Regulatory Affairs/Regulatory Managers
  • Compliance Officers
  • EHS Directors/Managers
  • Government Regulators
  • Product Registration Managers
  • Toxicologists
  • Risk Assessment Managers
  • Lawyers

Plus a choice of two pre-summit full day Workshops on 20 October:

  • Workshop 1 - Preparation for inspection under REACH
  • Workshop 2 - GHS Implementation - A practical guide
CW+ conference Biocides Regulation series

Biocides Europe

25-26 November 2015 Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen, Vienna, Austria

Biocides Europe 2015 - 18th Annual European Conference addressing legal issues and trade aspects of Biocidal products. A one-day workshop on 24 November offers a practical introduction to the Biocidal Product Reguation. The half/full-day workshops on 27 November offer a more in-depth and hands-on study of some topical issues.

Day One - 25 November 2015  

Session 1 includes keynote presentations from the EU Commission and the European Chemicals Agency followed by a panel of industry representatives responding at different supply chain levels.  Industries confirmed so far include The Creosote Council and EDANA. Session 2 looks at more detailed updates including Article 95 enforcement;  In-situ and the impact on the Supply Chain;  The consequences of treated articles regulations;  Master batches;  and Fees/cost structure.

Day Two - 26 November 2015  

Session 3 covers borderline issues.  This includes guidance and implementation from the EU Commission, Medical Devices and Cosmetics.  Session 4 focuses on the implications of substitution decisions and Session 5 on safer sustainable biocides.  Finally, Session 6 offers a global regulation update with speakers from China, Japan and the USA together with the OECD Task Force.

Plus a choice of one pre-summit full day workshop on 24 November:

  • Workshop 1 - A Practical Introduction to the Biocidal Product Regulation (BPR) (full day)

And three post-summit half/full day workshops on 27 November:

  • Workshop 2 - IT Tools for Biocide Authorisation - Hands on Workshop (full day)
  • Workshop 3 - Consortia under BPR (half day am)
  • Workshop 4 - Planning a biocidal product family authorisation (half day pm)
conference Global Chemicals Regulation series

Global Supply Chain Summit USA

7-8 December 2015 Renaissance Arlington Capital View hotel, Washington DC, United States

This annual two-day Summit focuses on the management of safe and sustainable chemicals in the Supply Chain. The program includes the latest thinking on Alternatives Assessment from both sides of the Atlantic.

Day One - 7 December 2015

Session 1:  Regulation and Innovation - how chemicals regulation can have a positive impact on business

Session 2:  US Supply Chains - Hazard -v- risk and the Green Chemistry initiative

Session 3:  The differences between the EU and North America Supply Chain situations, including supply chain transparency

Day Two - 8 December 2015

Session 4:  Alternatives Assessment

Session 5:  Industry Case Studies, including the Apparel Sector, The Retail Sector, The Electronics Sector and the Construction Sector

conference Global Chemicals Regulation series

Regulatory Summit USA

9-10 December 2015 Renaissance Arlington Capital View hotel, Washington DC, United States

Annual two-day Summit bringing together experts in global chemicals regulations from around the world. Through presentations, round table discussions and Q&As, delegates will hear about the latest regulatory challenges facing the safe management of chemicals and learn how best to respond.

Day One - 9 December 2015

Session 1:  Global Regulatory Updates - Asia

Featuring updates on:

  • China Chemicals Regulations - including new Chemical Substances Notifications and its practice
  • The ASEAN-Japan new Chemical Safety Database
  • An Update on China ROHS
  • Taiwan regulations update

Session 2:  Global Regulatory Updates - Rest of World

Featuring updates on:

  • The Middle East
  • South Africa
  • Brazil

Session 3:  EU REACH update

  • REACH - Current landscape and emerging issues
  • REACH Authorisation - the Socio-Economic Elements

Day Two - 10 December 2015

Session 4:  US Developments

  • An update on TSCA reform and related issues
  • US State Level Legislation
  • Current EPA Activity
  • GHS Implementation update including the Distributor deadline
  • Canada Update
  • Round Table on International Cooperation

Session 5:  Managing Emerging Risks and Regulations

CW+ webinar Asia Chemicals Regulation series

Taiwan webinar - Guidance for the regulation of new and existing chemical substance registration

Thursday 17 December 2015,09:00

A free webinar featuring three expert speakers from Taiwan offering timely updates and guidance on the Taiwan Chemical Management Scheme

09:00

Taiwan Chemical Management Scheme and Updates 

  • Chemical Substance Registration under MOL and EPA
  • Priority Management & GHS
  • Future planning: border control and next step after phase 1 registration

Jowitt Li
Director, SAHTECH

09:20

Chemical Substance Registration Guideline Interpretation 

  • Registration scope: article definition, special chemicals, and specific use of chemicals
  • Data requirements and testing laboratory requirements
  • Registration and dossier review procedure; Unified window for dossier submission

Ellen Lin
Project Manager, SAHTECH

09:40

Industry Perspectives on Chemical Substance Registration Practices 

  • FAQ
  • What TPR can do for you
  • Registration experience and strategy

Jefferson Shih,
President, DG SPECIALITY

10:00

Q&A

10:30

Close

Expert panel:

  • Jowitt Li, SAHTECH
  • Ellen Lin , SAHTECH
  • Jefferson Shih, DG SPECIALITY
webinar Global Chemicals Regulation series

Free Webinar: Potential Impacts of the ECJ Decision on SVHCs in Articles

Tuesday 19 January 2016,14:00

This free webinar has been arranged to focus on the potential impacts of the recent European Court of Justice decision concerning SVHCs in articles.

Free webinar:  Potential Impacts of the recent ECJ Decision on SVHCs in Articles

In a recent landmark ruling, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided that the 0.1% threshold for notifying SVHCs in articles applies to “each of the articles incorporated as a component of a complex product” rather than to the entire article. The court’s decision contradicts the view previously adopted by the European Commission and Echa’s guidance on requirements for substances in articles, and backs that taken by five EU member states and Norway.

Johan Nouwen (ECHA) will briefly explain the ECJ case. He will then speak about the changes to the guidance that ECHA has already published together with further plans for updating the guidance.

Lucas Bergkamp (Hunton & Williams LLP) will speak about the practical approaches to compliance with REACH's Substances in Articles Provision. 

Jordane Wodli (Policy Adviser, REACH/POP,FRANCE/MEDDE/DGPR) will present the background of the French Court Case and how the French authority communicated with industry on this issue.

It will be moderated by Geraint Roberts (CW Global News Editor).

conference Toxicology and Risk Assessment series

Webinar: An Introduction to Reproductive and Development Toxicology

Tuesday 2 February 2016,14:00 United Kingdom

This webinar will focus on Reproductive and Development Toxicology. Many of the data gaps that have been identified during the implementation of REACH have been related to reproductive and developmental toxicity. This is also an important factor in other regulatory compliance areas including the Biocidal Products Regulation.

Please note that this is a repeated webinar which took place on 25 March 2015.

Many of the data gaps that have been identified during the implementation of REACH have been related to reproductive and developmental toxicity. However it is also an important requirement for other regulatory compliance areas including the Biocidal Products Regulation.

Who the webinar is for

This webinar is ideal for anyone who would benefit from an improved understanding of reproductive and developmental toxicity, but has no formal training as a toxicologist.

In particular for business managers involved in SIEF/consortia discussions, global regulatory compliance experts, hazard communication (CLP/GHS) and SDS, etc.

Content

  • Introduction to reproductive and developmental toxicity and the reproductive system.
  • How chemicals can affect the male and female reproductive system.
  • How chemicals can cause developmental toxicity in the developing embryo and foetus.
  • How effects on or via lactation may occur.
  • Endocrine disruptors and their influence on the reproductive system.
  • Current testing strategies available for assessing reproductive and developmental effects arising from chemical exposure.

Expert panel:

  • Laura Robinson, Toxicology Consulting Ltd
webinar Global Chemicals Regulation series

Free webinar: Impacts of recent decisions on substance evaluation by ECHA's Board of Appeal

Thursday 4 February 2016,09:30

This free webinar has been arranged to explore the potential impacts of the recent ECHA BoA decisions on substance evaluation. Andrew Fasey, Member of ECHA Board of Appeal, will speak about lessons that have been learnt from the recent BoA decisions on substance evaluation. Following this Jean-Philippe Montfort, of Mayer Brown Europe will explain about the successful challenge he brought to the BoA on the CTC Case A-005-. Claudio Carlon from ECHA will comment on the BoA decisions and the plan for setting up a new 3 tier test for data. Substance Evaluation (SEv) evolution Finally, Dr Katy Taylor (European Coalition to End Animal Experiments/Cruelty Free International) will present the animal welfare perspective on how substance evaluation impacts on animal testing and the alternatives to it. Looking at the difference between SEv and DEv

Expert panel:

  • Andrew Fasey, BoA
  • Jean-Philippe Montfort, Mayer Brown Europe LLP
  • Katy Taylor, European Coalition to End Animal Experiments
  • Claudio Carlon, ECHA
conference Toxicology and Risk Assessment series

Webinar: Carcinogens & Mutagens

Wednesday 17 February 2016,14:00

This webinar provides an introduction to carcinogenesis and genetic toxicology. It will cover basic gene structure and mutation; the mechanism of chemical carcinogenesis; and the difference between genotoxic and non-genotoxic carcinogens. The webinar will also focus on genetic toxicology and its link with carcinogenesis as well as other effects.

Please note this is a repeated webinar which took place on 29 April 2015

This Webinar will cover the following,

  • Introduction to the cell, DNA and cell replication
  • How cancer arises
  • Mechanisms of chemical carcinogenesis (including genotoxic and non genotoxic carcinogens)
  • Types of cancer and nomenclature
  • Classification and labelling of carcinogens
  • Current testing strategies and rationale for chemical carcinogenesis.
  • Interpretation of the results and implications with regards to classification and labelling
  • Introduction to genetic toxicology
  • The difference between carcinogenicity and mutagenicity
  • Effects on genes, chromosomes and DNA and the consequence for the cell
  • Current testing strategies and rationale for genetic toxicology; in vivo and in vitro
  • Interpretation of results and implications with regards to classification and labelling
conference Global Chemicals Regulation series

Global Business Summit 2016

23-24 February 2016 Le Chatelain Boutique Hotel, Brussels, Belgium

Three-day Summit focusing on the business implications of REACH and global supply chain issues with add-on workshops.

Day One of the Summit focuses on the business implications of REACH.  The day starts with a keynote presentation from Andrea Paetz of Bayer AG which considers the business value of REACH.  Following this, three sessions during the day will look at:

  • How REACH drives innovation - featuring industry case studies
  • Evaluation under REACH
  • Authorisation under REACH

Day Two will take a closer look at supply chain issues.  The morning session begins with a high level panel featuring regulators from the EU and USA, together with UNEP who will examine how regulation is ensuring the safe use of chemicals globally.  The next session highlights Product Stewardship on both sides of the Atlantic including best practice and supply chain issues.  The afternoon is devoted to industry supply chain case studies.

Day Three is focused on Green (Sustainable) Chemistry.  The day begins with a keynote presentation from Professor Rodney Townsend, The Royal Society of Chemistry - A look at the landscape for Green Chemistry. Followed by:

  • The EU and how reach is shaping green chemistry
  • Lastest developments in the US
  • Alternatives assessment, recent developments.

Optional workshops takes place at the same venue on 22 February, before the Summit begins.  Workshop 1: Update on Chemical Regulations in Asia and Workshop 2: Reach Updates for the Supply Chain.

conference Toxicology and Risk Assessment series

Practical Risk Assessment Training for REACH

15-16 March 2016 Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport, United Kingdom

This training course has been arranged by Chemical Watch and offers a practical introduction to regulatory safety and risk assessment and REACH.

Day One offers a comprehensive coverage of the basics of risk assessment, including what it achieves and the requirements under REACH. This day is intended for those who have little or no knowledge of Risk Assessment. The learning outcomes are to allow those attending to understand the key data endpoints that make up safety assessment and risk assessment, and to see how the different disciplines fit together and link to exposure assessments (for both human health and the environment. The day will cover chemistry, toxicity and environmental topics and will link these to the DNELs, PNECs and routes of exposure.

Day Two can be attended in conjunction with Day One or either days can be attended on a stand-alone basis. 

Day Two 

Day 2 puts risks assessment into practice. This day will look at factors that may influence testing methods together with the justification of test waivers or where specialist laboratory may be required that is not found in the guidelines. 

As well as some taught material, much of the time is based on practical work and follows a test programme through from start to finish using data from a real substance.  This will look at existing data, exposure estimates, how to consider risk in perspective and how to focus further assessment work on area of concern; a targeted  risk assessment.Those attending are encouraged to think about solutions to problems and to see the perspective of regulatory agencies and to see the concerns of environmental lobby groups.

This is important not only for those involved in REACH registrations, but also Product Stewardship and for those deciding on whether specific substances should really be used in specific applications.

Course leaders

Laura Robinson is a qualified toxicologist and chemist with over ten years’ experience in health, safety and environmental issues, as well as chemical compliance. Laura is an accomplished toxicology trainer, consultant and author of two published books on toxicology.

Mark Selby has worked in the area of regulatory science for over 20 years, starting with a UK based speciality chemical manufacturer at the time that the EINECS list was closing. Working now as an independent consultant, Mark advises industry on the use of data for classification and labelling, the testing of chemical products and submission processes in support of EU chemical supply legislation.

Book onto Day One or Day Two only for £385 or both days for £740

conference Toxicology and Risk Assessment series

Webinar: Chemical Allergies

Tuesday 22 March 2016,14:00 United Kingdom

This webinar provides an in-depth introduction into one of the most common and potentially serious chemical related injuries that can occur in the workplace; the development of an allergic reaction. It will look at what is known about the mechanism of development of an allergic response and the current testing methodologies available to assess chemicals for such effects.

Please note this is a repeated webinar which took place on 20 May 2015

The following will be covered during the webinar:

 Introduction to the immune system and allergies

  • Innate Vs acquired immune response
  • Categories of immunological response
  • Definition of an allergy and the two stage development of an allergic reaction.

 Basic dermatology

  • The anatomy of the skin in relation to the development of an allergic reaction The cells of the immune system involved in the development of allergic contact dermatitis
  • Factors which influence the development of allergic contact dermatitis.
  • How allergic contact dermatitis differs from irritant contact dermatitis
  • Current testing strategies for assessment of allergic contact dermatitis

 Basic structure of the respiratory tract.

  • The role of IgE and atopy in the development of an allergic reaction.
  • How respiratory allergy differs to allergic contact dermatitis.
  • Occupational asthma and work related asthma
  • Current testing strategies for the assessment of respiratory allergies

 The consequences of developing an allergy to a substance in the workplace

  • Important considerations in relation to control measures in the workplace.

 Other immunotoxicological effects

  • Including multiple chemical sensitivities, and autoimmune effects.
CW+ conference Biocides Regulation series

Biocides USA

11-12 April 2016 Renaissance Arlington Capital View hotel, Washington DC, United States

NEW DATE AFTER JANUARY EVENT POSTPONEMENT: A two-day Conference bringing together experts from the US, Europe and the Rest of the World, to discuss latest developments in the Regulation of Biocides (Antimicrobials).

Day One will provide an in-depth focus on developments in the USA, including:

  • Data requirements - 158W
  • US registration/review program and data call-ins
  • Food contact
  • New technologies
  • Other current issues, including emerging pathogens, enforcement of antimicrobial regulations in the USA and Intermediate Treated Articles

Day Two offers an overview of the biocidal products regulatory landscape in the rest of the world, including:

  • China regulation
  • South Korea regulation
  • Brazil regulation
  • Regulation in the Middle East
  • Europe - an update on the Biocidal Products Regulation
  • MRLs in the EU, US and Canada
  • The work of the OECD task force

Who should attend:

  • Representatives from producers, exporters and retailers of biocidal products
  • Regulators
  • Advisors
  • Competent authorities
  • Formulators
  • and other stakeholders with an interest in biocides ...
CW+ conference Biocides Regulation series

Biocides Symposium 2016

10-11 May 2016 Sofitel Chain Bridge, Budapest, Hungary

The 7th Symposium focusing on authorisation of biocidal products and active substance approval under the Biocidal Product Regulation

Day One - 10 May 2016

Session 1 - Update from the Regulators

  • ECHA update

Session 2 - Product Authorisation

  • Union authorisation 
  • Same Biocidal Product Authorisation
  • Case study - union authorisation
  • Mutual recognition agreement - Switzerland-EU
  • Mutual Recognition -CA  
  • Biocidal Product families - CA
  • Case study - Biocidal Product families 
  • Biocidal Product authorisation in consortia

Session 3 - Other important developments

  • Classification & labelling and SDS of Biocidal Products
  • Private labelling under the BPR
  • Implication of deadline Sept 16 for Treated Articles
  • Endocrine disrupting biocides - implementation and policy debate


Day two - 11 May 2016

Session 4 - Active substance approval under the BPR 

  • ECHA update on the review programme for active substances
  • Case study - supplying in situ generated active substances
  • Case study - nano-biocidal active substances
  • Case study - iodene active substance, impact on SME

Session 5 - The ECHA Board of Appeal

  • The work of the ECHA Board of Appeal (BoA)
  • Recent data sharing appeals

Session 6 - Enforcement

  • Member State co-operation on enforcement activities
  • MEGB - Current activity
  • Checking compliance with Article 95 in Hungary
  • Practical insights from experiences with Biocides Inspections
  • Preparing for enforcement - Article 95, burden or reward?

Session 7 - Risk Assessment

  • Environmental risk assessment
  • Human health risk assessment
On 12 May 2016 two half day workshops:
 
  • Planning a BPF authorisation
  • Building a successful product dossier using the right data
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Global Business Summit 2016 DVD

2 June 2016-1 December 2016 DVD, United Kingdom

DVD box set from the event which took place in February 2016 in Brussels. Green Chemistry Day DVD could be purchased separately - email Lorna Madeley for further details - lorna@chemicalwatch.com

CW+ conference Global Chemicals Regulation series

Shanghai Chemicals Summit 2016

21-22 June 2016 Renaissance Shanghai Pudong Hotel, Shanghai, China

AsiaHub in partnership with China National Chemical Information Centre are excited to announce a brand new event, the Shanghai Chemicals Summit, which will take place at the Renaissance Shanghai Pudong Hotel, Shanghai, China on 21-22 June 2016.


Featuring senior government and industry speakers from China, the EU and the US, the Shanghai Chemicals Summit will cover the latest developments in safe chemical management worldwide, and explore how industry can comply with its regulatory obligations. The Summit will be delivered in Chinese and English with simultaneous translation.

The Summit will be of interest to:

  • Heads of Regulatory Affairs/Regulatory Managers
  • Compliance officers
  • EHS Directors/Managers
  • Government Regulators
  • Toxicologists
  • Risk Assessment Managers
  • Lawyers

Topics to be covered include:

China

  • China Hazardous Chemical Environment Registration
  • Revision on the guidance of New Substance Notification in China
  • Comparative analysis on the different requirements for risk assessment between new substances and hazardous chemicals
  • The system of standards for hazardous chemicals management and their revision
  • Classification of dangerous cargo for international trade and inspection
  • Regulation, standards and recent updates for dangerous chemicals transportation

The European Union

  • Progress report on REACH and CLP
  • REACH and CLP - the view from European Industry
  • Chemical regulation in non-EU European countries

Rest of the World

  • An update on chemical regulations in Southeast Asia
  • An explanation of TSCA reform in the USA
webinar Global Chemicals Regulation series

The New TSCA - What you need to know - Webinar 2

Friday 1 July 2016

CW+ webinar Toxicology and Risk Assessment series

The OECD e-Chem Portal

7 July 2016-7 June 2016

CW+ conference Biocides Regulation series

Biocides Asia 2016

5-6 September 2016 Intercontinental, Hong Kong

The third annual Biocides Asia conference, taking place in Hong Kong, focuses on the regulation of biocides (substances such as non-agricultural pesticides, sanitizers, preservatives, disinfectants etc).

Day one of the conference begins with an overview of the market for biocidal products in South East Asia, followed by a global look at biocidal product types and end use applications. This will be followed by in-depth updates from China, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam and South Korea. Participants will have an opportunity to choose between sessions on different product types including pesticides, treated articles, disinfectants and preservatives.

Day two features a choice of sessions on rodenticides and food contact materials.  Following this, expert speakers will give updates on the regulatory scene in the USA, New Zealand and Australia.

conference Asia Chemicals Regulation series

Regulatory Summit Asia 2016

7-8 September 2016 Intercontinental Hotel, Hong Kong

Chemical Watch's third annual Regulatory Summit Asia takes place in Hong Kong from 7-8 September 2016. Join our panel of experts from government, industry and professional advisers, as they share special perspectives and understanding of global chemical regulatory challenges facing industry.

Day One - 7 September 2016

Session 1 - Developments in China

  • China - New chemical substances notification and its practice
  • China - Hazardous chemicals registration
  • China ROHS update
  • Working with the China regulations - a view from industry

Session 2 - Development in South Korea

  • Regulatory update - the Regulator's view
  • Other current issues
  • Working with the South Korea regulations - a view from industry

Session 3 - Developments in Japan

  • Regulatory update - the Regulator's view
  • Industry/Consultancy view

Session 4 - Developments in Taiwan

  • Taiwan regulatory update

Session 5 - Developments elsewhere in SE Asia and the rest of the world

Day Two - 8 September 2016

Session 5 - Cont'd

  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • India
  • Australia and New Zealand
  • Developments in emergency response in SE Asia
  • The REACH 2018 deadline in Europe
  • The EU-ECHA SVHC Roadmap
  • Reforming the US Toxic Substances Control Act 
  • Global supply chain mapping - the importance of Asian engagement
training workshop Global Chemicals Regulation series

GHS/CLP Intensiv-Praxistraining

7-9 September 2016 Austria Trend Hotel Europa, Salzburg, Austria

Intensivseminar mit starkem Praxisbezug und begrenzter Teilnehmerzahl. Die Seminarsprache ist Deutsch.

Das weltweit harmonisierte System zur Einstufung und Kennzeichnung von Chemikalien „GHS - Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals", umfasst sowohl physikalische, toxikologische (gesundheitsrelevante) und ökotoxikologische (umweltrelevante) Aspekte und bietet eine vereinheitlichte Gefahreninformation für die verschiedenen Personengruppen, die mit Chemikalien umgehen, sei es im Rahmen von Herstellung, Transport oder Verwendung. Die EU hat mit der CLP-Verordnung die Regelungen für die neue Einstufung und Kennzeichnung bereits Anfang 2009 festgelegt. Stoffe müssen bereits seit 1. Dezember 2010 die CLP-Verordnung befolgen. Die Umstellung für Gemische hatte spätestens mit 1. Juni 2015 zu erfolgen. Da sich gerade dafür die Regeln im Vergleich zur Stoff- und Zubereitungsrichtlinie aber merklich geändert haben, sind auch nach diesem Termin noch viele Fragen und Änderungen offen.

Ausgewählte Experten, die in ihrem beruflichen Alltag schon in der Entwicklung sowie der Umsetzung, aber auch bei der Weiterentwicklung des GHS-Systems intensiv eingebunden waren und sind, werden das Konzept und die Praxisfälle sowie die Änderungen im Detail beleuchten, wobei insbesondere das Arbeiten mit den Materialien und das Lösen von Fallbeispielen (Schwerpunkt: Gemische) Teil des Praxistrainings ist.

Um möglichst hohen Praxisnutzen für die Teilnehmer des Seminars zu erzielen, können diese ihre Problemfälle oder Fragestellungen für GHS aus der täglichen betrieblichen Praxis auch vorab an die Lehrgangsleitung übermitteln (z.B. Umstellung der Einstufung von Gemischen, die derzeit noch nach altem Recht eingestuft und gekennzeichnet sind).  Diese Fälle werden entsprechend aufbereitet und im Praxisteil diskutiert.

 

webinar Global Chemicals Regulation series

The New TSCA: Inventory, CDR, and CBI (Sections 8 & 14)

Monday 12 September 2016,16:00

Third in Chemical Watch's series on TSCA reform, this webinar will focus on changes to the US's information and reporting requirements under the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act.

The programme will cover reporting and record keeping obligations, confidential business information (CBI) considerations, nomenclature, the 'reset' of the TSCA inventory, and obligations for processors, among other issues.

Expert panel:

  • Kathleen Roberts, B&C Consortia Management
  • Lynn L. Bergeson, Bergeson & Campbell
  • Richard E. Engler, Ph.D, Bergeson & Campbell
  • Kelly Franklin, Chemical Watch
conference Global Chemicals Regulation series

Copenhagen Chemicals Summit 2016

28-29 September 2016 Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Copenhagen Chemicals Summit is designed to showcase the safe chemicals management initiatives of governments and authorities in Scandinavia. This includes their collaborative work with industry sectors and company initiatives in this area. It also looks at the role of other stakeholders such as consumer organisations, the scientific community, local governments and NGOs

Day One - 28 September 2016

Session 1 - The Scandinavian context for safe chemicals management

  • Sweden's action plan for a non-toxic everyday environment
  • Collaboration projects with industry and the work of the Chemical Forum
  • Innovation and Green Chemistry
  • Ecolabelling of products - putting consumers'chemical concerns into practice

Session 2 - Session 2 - Collaboration projects and industry case studies

  • Chemicals and sustainable construction
  • BASTA online AB for building and construction projects
  • Building chemical awareness in the textiles supply chain
  • Brominated flame retardants and electronic
  • Retailer perspective on phasing out harmful chemicals - is it a good business case to be a frontrunner?
  • Development of a water-based paint without allergenic chemicals and preservatives

Day Two - 29 September 2016

  • Swedish priorities in influencing EU level policy

Session 3:  The role of other stakeholders in the safe management of chemicals

  • Unwanted chemicals - enabling consumers to make informed choices
  • Towards a non-toxic Stockholm in 2030 - Chemicals Action Plan for the city of Stockholm 2014-2019
  • Providing online tools - support for corporate chemical management
  • The Plastic Change

Session 4:  The regulation of EDCs, nanomaterials and other issues

  • EDC results of the Nordic Chemical Group
  • The effects of exposure to mixtures of endocrine disrupters during development
  • EDCs and nanomaterials according to REACH regulation
  • Chemicals of emerging concern
  • The regulation of nano-materials
  • Kemi's international collaboration projects
training workshop Toxicology and Risk Assessment series

Practical Risk Assessment Training for REACH

4-5 October 2016 Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport, United Kingdom

This training course offers a practical introduction to regulatory safety and risk assessment and REACH.

Day One offers a comprehensive coverage of the basics of risk assessment, including what it achieves and the requirements under REACH. This day is intended for those who have little or no knowledge of Risk Assessment. The learning outcomes are to allow those attending to understand the key data endpoints that make up safety assessment and risk assessment, and to see how the different disciplines fit together and link to exposure assessments (for both human health and the environment. The day will cover chemistry, toxicity and environmental topics and will link these to the DNELs, PNECs and routes of exposure.

Day Two can be attended in conjunction with Day One or either days can be attended on a stand-alone basis.

Day Two puts risks assessment into practice. This day will look at factors that may influence testing methods together with the justification of test waivers where laboratory work is not required to conclude a hazard and risk assessment. This day will include some practical work. It will follow a test programme through from start to finish using data from a real substance and the detail from the previous day will be put into real-life context

Course leaders:

Laura Robinson is a qualified toxicologist and chemist with over ten years' experience in health, safety and environmental issues, as well as chemical compliance.

Laura is an accomplished toxicology trainer, consultant and author of two published books on toxicology.

Mark Selby has worked in the area of regulatory science for over 20 years, starting with a UK-based speciality chemical manufacturer at the time that the EINECS list was closing.  Working now as an independent consultant, Mark advises industry on the use of data for classification and labelling, the testing of chemical products and submission processes in support of EU chemical supply legislation.  

Expert panel:

  • Laura Robinson, Toxicology Consulting Ltd
  • Mark Selby, Denehurst Chemical Safety Ltd
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“The New TSCA” Webinar 4: Administration of the Act, Preemption, Fees, and Green Chemistry (original date was 27 September)

Tuesday 4 October 2016,16:00

Three months have passed since Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform was enacted and now implementation trends are starting to take shape. Rather than waiting to see what TSCA reform’s impact on your business might be, take control of your approach to “new” TSCA with the information and insight shared in the “The New TSCA:  What You Need To Know” webinar series.  

Webinar 4 will cover:

  • Administration of the Act
  • State-federal relationship and preemption
  • Fees
  • Green Chemistry

 Speakers:

Lynn Bergeson - Bergeson & Campbell

Charles Auer - Bergeson & Campbell 

Richard Engler - Bergeson & Campbell

Lisa Burchi - Bergeson & Campbell

Sheryl Dolan - Bergeson & Campbell

 Chair:

Kelly Franklin - Chemical Watch

 

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Target Organ Toxicity II

Wednesday 19 October 2016,14:00 Webinar

The Target Organ Toxicity webinars, part of the Toxicology Training Series, provide a detailed insight of the structure, and the function of specific "target organs" together with the ways in which chemicals can cause harm, and how we can assess for these effects. As a follow on from Target Organ Toxicity I which looked in detail at the liver, kidneys and nervous system, Target Organ Toxicity II will focus on the respiratory system, the endocrine system and the cardiovascular system & blood.

The Respiratory System

- Structure and function of the respiratory system.

- Airborne chemicals and the respiratory system: gases, vapours, aerosols, mists and particulates   

- The respiratory system as a target organ for toxicity (local and systemic effects)

-Chemical pneumonitis.

- Testing methods for the assessment of effects.

The Cardiovascular System & blood

- Structure and function of the cardiovascular system.

- Function and composition of blood.

- The cardiovascular system as a target organ for toxicity.

- Blood as a target organ for toxicity.

- Testing methods for the assessment of these effects.

The endocrine system

- Structure and function of the endocrine system.

-Hormones – our chemical messengers.

-The endocrine axis and feedback loops.

-What is meant by endocrine disruptors, potential endocrine disruptors and endocrine active substances.

-Low dose effects and how these differ to the classical dose response effect

-Assessment of endocrine disruptors

-Regulatory considerations (including CLP/GHS)

Expert panel:

  • Laura Robinson, Toxicology Consulting Ltd
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REACH Intensiv-Seminar

24-28 October 2016 Le Meridien, Hamburg, Germany

Intensivseminar mit optionaler Leistungsüberprüfung/Zertifikat und begrenzter Teilnehmerzahl. Die Seminarsprache ist Deutsch. Grundkenntnisse im Chemikalienrecht bzw. bei Einstufungsfragen sind von Vorteil. Teilweise sind Fachbegriffe bzw. Unterlagen themenbedingt in Englisch.

Mit dieser Intensivwoche soll den Absolventen ermöglicht werden, sich effizient mit den Verpflichtungen, welche die „REACH VO“ festschreibt, auseinanderzusetzen, um insbesondere in Hinblick auf die letzte Registrierungsfrist bis 2018 in der Lage zu sein, selbständig Verpflichtungen nach REACH frühzeitig zu erkennen, zu bearbeiten und umzusetzen, und von den Erfahrungen der ersten Registrierungen aus 2010 und 2013 zu lernen.

Auch die Zulassung im Rahmen von „REACH“ wird immer bedeutender und stellt einen weiteren Schwerpunkt in diesem Seminar dar.

Die Teilnehmer dieser Intensivwoche sollen das nötige Wissen aufbauen und Handwerkszeuge erlernen, um ihre Betriebe, ihre Partner innerhalb der Wertschöpfungskette sowie ihre Kunden sicher durch die Unwägbarkeiten des neuen Chemikalienmanagements zu lotsen und ggf. das Erlernte auch weiter zu vermitteln.

Ausgewählte Experten, die in ihrem beruflichen Alltag in die betriebliche Umsetzung und Weiterentwicklung des „REACH“ Konzeptes intensiv eingebunden sind, werden die Schwerpunkte und die Struktur von „REACH“ sowie die Bedeutung für die Praxis im Detail beleuchten.

Optional bieten wir den Erwerb eines Zertifikats an. Dazu muss sowohl eine selbständige Projektarbeit eingereicht als auch eine schriftliche Leistungsüberprüfung (online via Internet) absolviert werden, wodurch es den Teilnehmern ermöglicht wird, ihren Wissenstand zu erproben und anschließend die Ergebnisse auch mit Experten via Videokonferenz zu besprechen.

 

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Reprotox: An Introduction to Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology

Tuesday 25 October 2016,14:00 Webinar

This webinar will focus on Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology. Many of the data gaps that have been identified during the implementation of REACH have been related to reproductive and developmental toxicity. This is also an important factor in other regulatory compliance areas including the Biocidal Products Regulation.

Many of the data gaps that have been identified during the implementation of REACH have been related to reproductive and developmental toxicity. However it is also an important requirement for other regulatory compliance areas including the Biocidal Products Regulation.

Please note that this is a repeated webinar which took place on 02 February 2016.

Who the webinar is for

This webinar is ideal for anyone who would benefit from an improved understanding of reproductive and developmental toxicity, but has no formal training as a toxicologist.

In particular for business managers involved in SIEF/consortia discussions, global regulatory compliance experts, hazard communication (CLP/GHS) and SDS, etc.

Content

  • Introduction to reproductive and developmental toxicity and the reproductive system.
  • How chemicals can affect the male and female reproductive system.
  • How chemicals can cause developmental toxicity in the developing embryo and foetus.
  • How effects on or via lactation may occur.
  • Endocrine disruptors and their influence on the reproductive system.
  • Current testing strategies available for assessing reproductive and developmental effects arising from chemical exposure.

Expert panel:

  • Laura Robinson, Toxicology Consulting Ltd
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Regulatory Summit USA 2016

27-28 October 2016 Renaissance Arlington Capital View hotel, United States

Focusing on the latest developments in international, national and regional legislation with a special focus on the new TSCA.

Day one of the Summit has a focus on the new TSCA - offering a unique opportunity to get up-to-speed with the practical aspects of the brand new regulation.

Speakers include:

  • Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell PC
  • Wendy Cleland-Hamnett, Director, Office of Pollution Prevention & Toxins, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Richard Denison, Lead Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Ken Zarker, Pollution Prevention Section Manager, Dept of Ecology, Washington State

They will be joined by further representatives from industry and the authorities

Day Two focuses on updates from the rest of the world which will include Europe (REACH), China ROHS, EU RoHS2, China, Taiwan and South Korea

Speakers include:

  • Christel Musset, Director, Registration, ECHA The European Chemicals Agency, Finland
  • Aidan Turnbull, Director, BOMCheck Net, UK
  • Michael KirschnerPresident Design Chain Associates, LLC
  • Ya-Hui-Ni, Deputy General Manager, Environment Resource & Information Co Ltd, ROC
  • Daniella Taveau, Partner, King & Spalding, USA
  • Nick Zovko, Regulatory Policy Manager, Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association (PACIA) Australia 
  • Gregory Sullivan, Acting Director, Waste & Chemical Enforcement, US EPA
  • Eric Xiong, Head of Industrial Chemicals Sector, Chemical Inspection & Regulation Service Ltd (CIRS), China

These experts will be joined by additional representatives from industry and regulators.

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Enforcement Summit Europe 2016

3-4 November 2016 Brussels, Belgium

A unique opportunity to join our panels: twenty-one plus experts including EU and Member State officials, regulatory managers from industry and professional advisers - as they share special perspectives and understanding of both European and global regulatory enforcement challenges.

Day One - REACH and CLP Enforcement

Session 1 - High Level Overviews

  • Overview of ECHA Forum
  • ECHA - Initial focus on article 117 (2)
  • REACH review 2012, focus on enforcement and penalties across the EU
  • The importance of enforcement across the EU

Session 2 - Key enforcement issues

  • SONCS update - how the process is working
  • RF3 on registration duties
  • Dealing with enforcement of authorisation conditions
  • Market surveillance and enforcement of chemicals legislation

Session 3 - Enforcement of SVHCs in articles

  • Enforcement of SVHCs in articles:  experience and approaches 
  • How to be compliant as a wholesaler
  • Substances in articles and the enforcement of Article 7(2) notification

Session 4 - SDSs and classification

  • Labour and environmental regulation
  • C&L inventory notifications

Day Two- REACH and CLP enforcement (Cont'd) and global enforcement of chemical regulations

Session 5 - Enforcement of other EU regulations

  • Examples of enforcement actions for RoHS, REACH and POPs substance restrictions
  • Compliance with ROHS2
  • Compliance with the Cosmetic Products Regulation

Session 6 - Enforcement in European countries

  • Focus on Czech Republic
  • Enforcement in practice - Finland
  • Enforcement in Switzerland

Session 7 - Global enforcement

  • TSCA reform and next generation enforcement in the USA
  • Electronic exposure data bases and their use for enforcement in the USA
  • Enforcement in South Korea
  • Enforcement in China
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Chemical Allergies

Thursday 10 November 2016,14:00

This webinar provides a more in depth introduction into one of the most common and potentially serious chemical related injuries that can occur in the workplace; the development of an allergic reaction. It will look at what is known about the mechanism of development of an allergic response and the current testing methodologies available to assess chemicals for such effects.

Please note this is a repeated webinar which took place on 22 March 2016.

The following will be covered during the webinar:

 Introduction to the immune system and allergies

  • Innate Vs acquired immune response
  • Categories of immunological response
  • Definition of an allergy and the two stage development of an allergic reaction.

 Basic dermatology

  • The anatomy of the skin in relation to the development of an allergic reaction The cells of the immune system involved in the development of allergic contact dermatitis
  • Factors which influence the development of allergic contact dermatitis.
  • How allergic contact dermatitis differs from irritant contact dermatitis
  • Current testing strategies for assessment of allergic contact dermatitis

 Basic structure of the respiratory tract.

  • The role of IgE and atopy in the development of an allergic reaction.
  • How respiratory allergy differs to allergic contact dermatitis.
  • Occupational asthma and work related asthma
  • Current testing strategies for the assessment of respiratory allergies

 The consequences of developing an allergy to a substance in the workplace

  • Important considerations in relation to control measures in the workplace.

 Other immunotoxicological effects

  • Including multiple chemical sensitivities, and autoimmune effects.

Expert panel:

  • Laura Robinson, Toxicology Consulting Ltd
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GHS/CLP Intensive Training Course

14-16 November 2016 Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport, United Kingdom

During this intensive training course, selected expert speakers will take participants through the concepts of GHS and CLP, using practical case studies wherever possible. Participants are encouraged to send in questions to the trainers in advance of the course to ensure they get maximum benefit from the training.

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Biocides Europe 2016

30 November 2016-1 December 2016 Vienna, Austria

A unique opportunity to join our expert panel for a two day event in Vienna - now in it's 19th year - which focuses on the latest information and advice on the application of the EU Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR).

Regulators, authorities and biocides businesses are continuing to get to grips with the intricacies of the EU Biocidal Product Regulation - putting the provisions into practice and, where necessary, developing further explanation and understanding of the application of this hugely complex piece of legislation.

As implementation progresses, more companies, across more industrial sectors, are feeling the effects and increasingly need to know their obligations if they are going to remain within the law. Companies also need to understand the likely impacts of the regulation on the supply of ingredients that are often critical to the performance of their products.

The 2016 conference focuses on key aspects of Regulation (EU) No. 528/2012 concerning the approval of active substances and authorisation of biocidal products. Presentations include the latest developments from the European Commission and ECHA. As well as drilling down to the recent detail of this complex regulation, speakers will address topics such as efficacy testing of disinfectants, risk assessment, enforcement, EDCs and other borderline topics including MRLs, cosmetics and medical devices. The programme also includes some insight into the regulatory scene for biocides in the US, South Korea and Vietnam.

Who should attend?

  • Authorisation holders
  • Registration holders
  • National Competent Authorities
  • Producers
  • Retailers
  • Formulators
  • Consultants
  • Other Stakeholders

Also optional pre- and post- conference workshops 

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TSCA Reformed: What do European companies need to know?

Wednesday 7 December 2016,09:00 Intercontinental Berlin, Germany

TSCA Reformed is a one-day conference which will address TSCA reforms and the effect this will have for chemical organisations in Europe.

One-stop event for European companies keen to learn about TSCA reform: what the reforms entail and what steps do organisations have to take to comply with the new legislation? With speakers from influential organisations from both the US and Europe, sessions include:

  • Key provisions in the amended TSCA
  • Implementation issues and timetable
  • TSCA vs REACH: the key differences
  • Alternatives to animal testing
  • Data sharing
  • Stakeholder feedback and engagement

The conference is essential for organisations - public, private and academia - who need to understand how the TSCA reform and EPA initiatives may impact their import/ export requirements, ongoing use requirements and the supply chain.

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Brexit and its impact on the UK chemical industry

Wednesday 14 December 2016,14:00

A free webinar which will focus on the impact of Brexit on the chemical Industry

The expert speakers will cover the following topics:

  • The legal and political background
  • Likely timing
  • The future chemical control legal framework in the UK
  • Specific legal consequences and concessions
  • REACH issues
  • The impact on existing legal contracts and agreements
  • The impact on the broader supply chain
  • The impact on data sharing
  • The view from the UK Chemical Industries Association

Expert panel:

  • Marcus Navin-Jones, Keller and Heckman LLP
  • Stephen Elliott, Chemical Industries Association
  • Nishma Patel, Chemical Industries Association