ECHA Safer Chemicals Conference 2020

02 June 2020

How are ECHA delivering on safer chemicals? How can companies prepare for the new EU obligations on chemicals kicking in next year? Join this FREE online event for advice on how your company can contribute to protecting the health and environment of EU citizens. Watch the EXHA event here and send us your questions on 2 June 2020. The full content will be made available at 9:00 (GMT+3), but you can watch at any time. We look forward to connecting with you online!

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 sustances 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
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 available here on 2 June 2020 at 9:00 Helsinki time (GMT+3).

You can send us questions online on 2 June.

No need to register for the event.

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


The link is also available via the ‘Register’ Button on this BASA web page.

Target audience

The event is open to everyone interested.

Sessions 2 and 3 are particularly useful for: 

Companies supplying articles containing substances of very high concern  

Companies placing hazardous mixtures on the EU market

Cost - The event is free of charge.

Venue - Online.

Language - The language of the meeting is English.

For questions, contact: echa-events (at)