BOHS North West meeting on Managing Chemicals

Companies that manufacture, sell and use chemicals are currently facing new challenges presented by the requirements on the management of chemicals in the workplace introduced by the REACH and CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging) Regulations.

It’s important for anyone involved with the use of chemicals to make sure they’re aware of the legislation and how to implement it. There are requirements, particularly in REACH, that are new and only experience will tell us how they can be implemented effectively.

The North West and North Wales region of BOHS has organised a meeting on  REACH and CLP that  will focus on the experiences of occupational hygienists who have been involved in implementing the legislation, bringing out the lessons learned.

It takes place at the Vauxhall Sports and Social Club,Rivacre Road, Ellesmere Port on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 starting at 1 p.m., with registration and a buffet lunch from 12 noon

The speakers are:

Dr Dale Iddon, HSE Consultant, Global HSE, Eli Lilly and Company Limited

‘CLP Implementation – Activities & Challenges’

The CLP Regulations have introduced major changes for the suppliers of hazardous substances and preparations, including new classifications scheme, changes to the familiar hazard symbols and the replacement of R and S phrases by hazard and precautionary statements. Dale’s presentation will concentrate on her practical experience of the activities and challenges associated with implementing CLP on a Global/Pan-European basis in a multinational pharmaceutical company.

 

Alex Wilson, Manager REACH and Chemicals Policy, Tata Steel Europe

Experience with REACH Implementation – A “downstream user’s” perspective

Alex will talk about his role as an occupational hygienist with responsibility for Chemicals policy and implementation of REACH in a multinational manufacturing company. Particular emphasis will be given to the challenges facing “downstream users” and how occupational hygienists have been involved in implementing REACH in his organisation.

 

Tracey Boyle, Workplace Environment Solutions

“Developing exposure scenarios for REACH”

In her work as a consultant assisting clients with the implementation of REACH, Tracey has been involved in preparing exposure scenarios and recommending risk management measures for clients. In her presentation, Tracey will talk about her experiences, illustrating them with case studies. She will cover collection of process descriptions and exposure monitoring (including the use of questionnaires), modelling exposure (Ecetoc, MEASE and ART), generic exposure scenarios and risk characterisation.

Book your place online here.

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