Safer Chemicals Conference 2020 (Online)


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How are we delivering on safer chemicals? How can companies prepare for the new EU obligations on chemicals kicking in next year? The free event provides advice on how companies can contribute to protecting the health and environment of EU citizens.


  • Safer chemicals for a greener Europe
  • Tracking substances of concern
  • Harmonised information for poison centres

Target audience

The event is open to everyone interested. Selected sessions are particularly useful for:

  • Companies supplying articles containing substances of very high concern
  • Companies placing hazardous mixtures on the EU market



Session 1: Safer chemicals for a greener Europe
EU goals for safer chemicals Kestutis Sadauskas      
European Commission,   
Delivering on safer chemicals Bjorn Hansen
Session 2: Tracking substances of concern
How to track hazardous substances in the supply chain                                                                          Kevin Pollard
Get prepared to notify substances of concern in products Bo Balduyck
Managing substances of concern in products Therese Lilliebladh
Using data on harmful chemicals to improve circularity Mike Hale
European Union for Responsible Incineration and Treatment of Special Waste (EURITS)
Demo: How to notify articles containing substances of very high concern Tommy Hägg, Clara Rueda
Session 3: Harmonised information for poison centres
Harmonised information improving emergency response in poison centres                          Javier Sanchez Saez
IT solution – latest developments Claudia Rimondo
How to apply the UFI code in labelling Kirsi Myöhänen
What you should know before preparing your notifications Daniele Ape
Steps to take as industry Wojtek Popielarz
Reckitt Benckiser Group
Notification tools: paint industry perspective     Maria van Kooij, Marc Willemse
European Council of the Paint, Printing Ink and Artists' Colours Industry (CEPE)
Demo: How to prepare a poison centre notification Heidi Rasikari


The session on biocides will be held in the autumn.

Take part

  • The full content of the event will be published on ECHA's YouTube channel and made available here on 2 June 2020 at 9:00 Helsinki time (GMT+3).
  • You can send ECHA questions online on 2 June.
  • No need to register for the event.
  • Share on social media with #SaferChemicals.

If you miss 2 June, the content will be permanently available, so you can watch at any time. You can also send ECHA questions at any time using our contact form.


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