Our free REACH 2018 conference from 29 to 31 January is fully focused on how to meet the final registration deadline and on what happens after. Get last-minute tips, training and peer advice and meet other companies, national authorities, industry associations and ECHA's new Executive Director. Check the programme and sign up by 15 January.
Fish embryo acute toxicity (FET) test: workshop report available
ECHA and the German Environment Agency (UBA) organised an expert workshop in May 2017. The aim was to exchange views on the potential application of the FET test for regulatory purposes and explore how it might be used as part of weight of evidence approaches for acute fish toxicity.
Webinar: How are substances shortlisted and manually screened? 1 February 2018, 11:00–12:00 EET, GMT +2
You will learn about the manual screening process that aims to identify substances that may have hazardous properties. We cover the timelines for screening and the criteria for shortlisting. You will also learn how you can influence the manual screening process by updating your dossiers and where to get more information on common screening.
Webinar: Guided dossier preparation in the IUCLID Cloud
7 February 2018, 12:00–13:00 EET, GMT +2
We cover a feature for SMEs that gives an alternative way of preparing IUCLID dossiers using the IUCLID Cloud. This ‘Guided dossier preparation for REACH 2018’ feature presents you with a series of well-defined tasks to complete based on the type of dossier you plan to submit.
Workshop: EUSES update needs 10-11 April 2018, Helsinki
ECHA will organise a workshop on the European Union System for the Evaluation of Substances (EUSES) update needs. The workshop will provide a platform for regulators, industry, academia and other stakeholders of REACH and the Biocidal Products Regulation to address the needs for an update of EUSES and on the means to do so. The deadline for expressing your interest has been extended until 19 January 2018.
Poison centres workshop: Preparing for EU wide harmonisation
1 February 2018, Brussels
The European Commission and ECHA are organising a workshop for Member States and industry about harmonised information to Member State appointed bodies or poison centres. The new harmonised system will apply from 1 January 2020. The workshop helps you to understand your legal obligations, how to fulfil them and how to prepare for the harmonisation of information that importers and downstream users placing mixtures on the market need to submit to Member State appointed bodies or poison centres. Register by 10 January.
The Exchange Network on Exposure Scenarios meeting invited participants to discuss and try out the key ENES products for generating and processing safe use information in the chemicals supply chain. Feedback on the draft ENES programme to 2020 and ideas for better promotion of the tools were also gathered. If you missed the meeting, check the event page for information on the key elements discussed and their outcome.