This is unique source of information on the chemicals manufactured and imported in Europe. It covers their hazardous properties, classification and labelling, and information on how to use them safely.
ECHA has published an update of the Guidance on the compilation of safety data sheets. The update takes into account in particular the end of the transitional period for labelling mixtures according to the Dangerous Preparations Directive (DPD) and the need to indicate the classification of their components according to the Dangerous Substances Directive (DSD). The updated Guidance also takes into account the changes in the REACH Annex II legal text arising from the new Regulation (EU) 2015/830 and removes references to the previous version of Annex II.
Biocides Stakeholders' Day – get to know our speakers
1 September 2015, Helsinki
Registration for the conference has now closed and we expect to receive over 200 people during the day to celebrate the 3 year anniversary of the entry into operation of the Biocidal Product Regulation (BPR). The conference presents information about the BPR including available tools and support for companies. Its focus is on case studies and experiences from companies on the various aspects of the regulation.
If you would like to attend but did not manage to register in time, contact our event services at: firstname.lastname@example.org. In case of cancellations, you may still receive a place. For those that have already registered but are no longer able to attend, please inform us by email in order to free your place for another interested participant.
The conference will be web-streamed live and a link to the stream will be available on the front page of the ECHA website, on the morning of the event. The web-stream is free-of-charge and does not require a separate registration.
22 September 2015, 11:00 – 12:30, Helsinki (EEST, GMT +3)
The webinar includes a case study from COOP Denmark, one of the largest Danish retailers, who will explain how they have used substitution in their own products and packaging. Dr Karla Pfaff from the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) will present their role in monitoring a voluntary agreement made by the entire value chain for plasticisers used for certain types of adhesive packaging in Germany. The webinar will conclude with Dr Joel Tickner from the University of Massachusetts Lowell who will present the U.S. approach to substitution and share some practical advice for companies planning to substitute.
This webinar series gives practical information and examples for companies planning to opt for substitution and gives them the unique opportunity to ask questions from other companies and authorities that are directly involved in the substitution process.
Workshop on 'Streamlining applications for authorisation'
17 November 2015, Brussels
The European Commission and ECHA are organising a workshop to further improve the functioning of the application for authorisation process. The workshop will focus on two aspects: how to make 'fit-for-purpose' applications in general and how to fulfil the information requirements for 'upstream' applications.
It is a follow-up to the 'Lessons Learned' conference on applications for authorisation, held in Helsinki on 10-11 February 2015.
Topical Scientific Workshop on New Approach Methodologies in Regulatory Science
19-20 April 2016, Helsinki
This workshop will explore the potential regulatory benefits arising from fundamental change in scientific thinking to try to better understand the underlying biology behind how chemicals cause adverse effects to human health. The workshop will also look at new tools and techniques that provide a huge amount of data that can be used in solving regulatory issues.
Participation in the workshop is by invitation only. If you would like to participate, you are invited to complete the expressions of interest form by 20 September 2015. Official invitations are expected to be sent in November 2015. For further information, you can contact: email@example.com.