The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) held its Safer Chemicals conference on 21 and 22 May.

Day one covered poison centres, and the recording of the training session along with the relevant documents can be found on ECHA’s website.

Day two of the conference comprised of three sessions.

Session 1 — Improving compliance of registration data

  • Setting the scene — Bjorn Hansen, Executive Director, ECHA.

  • Grouping of substances — Mike Rasenberg, ECHA.

  • Taking action to ensure compliance — Ofelia Bercaru, ECHA.

  • Compliance challenges and solutions — Sylvie Lemoine, European Chemical Industry Council.

  • What citizens and workers need to know about REACH compliance — Tatiana Santos, European Environmental Bureau.

Session 2 — Tackling substances of concern

  • 10 years of regulatory risk management — Matti Vainio, ECHA.

  • Case study: microplastics — Sandrine Lefèvre-Brévart, ECHA.

  • Tools for tackling substances of concern — Jerker Ligthart, International Chemical Secretariat.

Session 3 — Improving safe use of chemicals

  • Improving safe use in the supply chain — Kevin Pollard, ECHA.

  • Healthy workplace — safe products — Elke Schneider, European Agency for Safety and Health at Work.

  • What have we learnt through inspections — Sinead McMickan, Health and Safety Authority, Ireland.

  • Case study on improving safe use — Marianne Lyngsaae, Brenntag Nordic A/S.

Again, the recordings are available on ECHA’s website.

Last reviewed 31 May 2019