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Safer Chemicals Conference 2020

How are we delivering on safer chemicals? 

How can companies prepare for the new EU obligations on chemicals kicking in next year? 

Join our event for advice on how your company can contribute to protecting the health and environment of EU citizens.

Watch our event here and send us your questions on 2 June 2020.

The full content will be made available at 9:00 Helsinki time (EEST, GMT+3), but you can watch at any time.

No need to register.


Session 1: Safer chemicals for a greener Europe
EU goals for safer chemicals Kestutis Sadauskas      
European Commission,   
Delivering on safer chemicals Bjorn Hansen
Session 2: Tracking substances of concern
How to track hazardous substances in the supply chain                                                                          Kevin Pollard
Get prepared to notify substances of concern in products Bo Balduyck
Managing substances of concern in products Therese Lilliebladh
Using data on harmful chemicals to improve circularity Mike Hale
European Union for Responsible Incineration and Treatment of Special Waste (EURITS)
Demo: How to notify articles containing substances of very high concern Tommy Hägg, Clara Rueda
Session 3: Harmonised information for poison centres
Harmonised information improving emergency response in poison centres                          Javier Sanchez Saez
IT solution – latest developments Claudia Rimondo
How to apply the UFI code in labelling Kirsi Myöhänen
What you should know before preparing your notifications Daniele Ape
Steps to take as industry Wojtek Popielarz
Reckitt Benckiser Group
Notification tools: paint industry perspective     Maria van Kooij, Marc Willemse
European Council of the Paint, Printing Ink and Artists' Colours Industry (CEPE)
Demo: How to prepare a poison centre notification Heidi Rasikari

The session on biocides will be held in the autumn.

Take part

  • The full content of the event will be published on our YouTube channel and made available here on 2 June 2020 at 9:00 Helsinki time (GMT+3).
  • You can send us questions online on 2 June.
  • No need to register for the event.
  • Share on social media with #SaferChemicals.

If you miss 2 June, the content will be permanently available here, so you can watch at any time. You can also send us questions at any time using our contact form.

Target audience

The event is open to everyone interested. Sessions 2 and 3 are particularly useful for: 

  • Companies supplying articles containing substances of very high concern  
  • Companies placing hazardous mixtures on the EU market


The event is free of charge.




The language of the meeting is English.

Contact email

For questions, contact: echa-events (at)

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