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Safer Chemicals - ECHA conference, Helsinki

De Luteraanse Domkerk van Helsinki op het Senaatsplein
datum 21 mei 2019 - 22 mei 2019
plaats Helsinki, Finland
locatie Helsinki, Finland Toon locatie
organisatie Europees Agentschap voor veiligheid en gezondheid op het werk (EU-OSHA)

In May, pack your bag for a week's worth of interesting events on chemicals. Our free conference on 21-22 May 2019 will offer you insight into the current priorities in EU chemicals regulation after the final REACH registration deadline. Register for an event packed with practical advice, discussion and networking.

Take part

  • Watch the event live and interact with us.
  • Take part on social media with the hashtags #SaferChemicals #ChemicalSafety #ChemicalsWeek.

Presentations & recording

21 May

Recording >>


21 May 2019

Harmonised way to notify poison centres - is your product ready?

  • 10:00-11:15 - Notifying poison centres: what changes and how it impacts you (session streamed live)
  • 11:15-11:30 - Break
  • 11:30-13:00 - Hands-on exercise (not streamed live but the material will be available)
  • 13:00-14:00 - Break
  • 14:00-16:00 - Hands-on exercise continues (not streamed live but the material will be available)
  • 16:00-17:00 - Questions and answers (optional)

22 May 2019

Session 1 - Improving compliance of registration data

  • 9:00-9:15: Setting the scene - Bjorn Hansen, Executive Director, European Chemicals Agency
  • 9:15-9:35: Grouping of substances - Mike Rasenberg, European Chemicals Agency
  • 9:35-9:55: Taking action to ensure compliance - Ofelia Bercaru, European Chemicals Agency
  • 9:55-10:15: Compliance challenges and solutions - Sylvie Lemoine, European Chemical Industry Council
  • 10:15-10:30: What citizens and workers need to know about REACH compliance - Tatiana Santos, European Environmental Bureau
  • 10:30-11:00: Discussion
  • 11:00-11:30: Break

Session 2 - Tackling substances of concern

  • 11:30-11:50: 10 years of regulatory risk management - Matti Vainio, European Chemicals Agency
  • 11:50-12:10: Case study: microplastics - Sandrine Lefèvre-Brévart, European Chemicals Agency
  • 12:10-12:30: Tools for tackling substances of concern - Jerker Ligthart, International Chemical Secretariat
  • 12:30-13:10: Discussion
  • 13:10-14:30: Break

Session 3 - Improving safe use of chemicals

  • 14:30-14:50: Improving safe use in the supply chain - Kevin Pollard, European Chemicals Agency
  • 14:50-15:10: Healthy workplace - safe products - Elke Schneider, European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
  • 15:10-15:30: What have we learnt through inspections - Sinead McMickan, Health and Safety Authority, Ireland
  • 15:30-15:50: Case study on improving safe use - Marianne Lyngsaae, Brenntag Nordic A/S
  • 15:50-16:30: Discussion
  • 16:30-16:45: Closing remarks - Jukka Malm, Deputy Executive Director, ECHA

16:45-19:00 Networking and one-to-one sessions

Target audience

The conference is open to all but particularly useful for companies, industry associations, public bodies, NGOs and research institutions involved in chemicals.


European Chemicals Agency

Annankatu 18

00120 Helsinki



The language of the meeting is English.

Contact email

For questions, contact: echa-events (at) echa.europa.eu.

Helsinki chemicals week

Our conference will be held back-to-back with the Helsinki Chemicals Forum (23-24 May 2019) and Setac Europe (26-30 May 2019).

Take advantage of this full week of interesting events on chemicals.


Visit Helsinki

Find out about events, eating, nightlife and sightseeing at: www.visithelsinki.fi/en.


Europees Agentschap voor veiligheid en gezondheid op het werk (EU-OSHA)

Het Europees agentschap voor veiligheid en gezondheid op het werk verzamelt kennis over veiligheid en gezondheid op het werk binnen alle EU-lidstaten. De statistische, technische en economische analyses van het OSHA worden gebruikt door EU-instellingen, regeringen en derden (vakbonden, wetenschappers, etc.).

Het agentschap heeft als taak om de arbeidsplaatsen in Europa veiliger, gezonder en productiever te maken, en vooral om een effectieve preventiecultuur in de werkomgeving te bevorderen.


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