Using modeling tools to assess chemical risk exposure: challenges and opportunities

The REACH regulation obliges European manufacturers and importers to establish exposure scenarios for chemical substances that are manufactured or imported into the European Economic Area (EEA) in quantities of 10 tones/year or more.

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) recommends several models for assessing exposure to chemicals in the workplace. However, these models vary in complexity and accuracy. In many exposure situations, it is difficult to choose which model to use. Which model for which chemical? Different models generally lead to different results and this complicates the estimation of exposure as well as the risk assessment of contact with hazardous substances at work.

In this context, this practice-oriented training will help companies to:

  • Update the knowledge of REACH regulatory framework
  • Become familiar with modeling tools
  • Choose the right tool to assess chemical risk exposure
  • Better interpret results generated by exposure assessment models

This training is recognized by the Swiss Society of Occupational Hygiene and the Swiss Society of Occupational Medicine and provides 8 credits.

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Thèmes

Santé au travail

Objectifs

This practice-oriented training will help companies to:

  • Update the knowledge of REACH regulatory framework
  • Become familiar with modeling tools
  • Choose the right tool to assess chemical risk exposure
  • Better interpret results generated by exposure assessment models
Public cible

All persons involved in REACH compliance:

  • company or site manager
  • EHS manager
  • regulatory affairs manager
  • production and R&D manager
  • toxicologist
  • occupational hygienist
  • safety engineer
  • occupational physician

The detailed programm will be available soon.

Délai d'inscription : 9 October 2020 (registration deadline)

Du 09.11.2020 au 10.11.2020

Description

Registrations are made using the online form.

Date de début : 09.11.2020
Date de fin : 10.11.2020
Horaire : 08:00 - 18:00
Délai d'inscription : 9 October 2020 (registration deadline)

Conditions de participation

Cancelation
No refunds will be made for cancellations made less than seven days before the course. However, it is possible to be replaced by a colleague.
The training takes place from 10 registered participants. The number of participants is limited to 25 on day 1 and to 15 on day 2. Registration fees will be refunded only if the organization comity decides to cancel the training.

Coûts

Fee
1,800 Swiss francs (excl. VAT) for the two-day-training. Documentation, meals and coffee breaks are included in the registration fee.
It is possible to register for one day only; the fee for one day is CHF 900.00 excluding VAT.

Payments must be made at least 10 days before the course starts, using the payment slip attached to the confirmation of registration.

 

Vincent Perret, Toxicologists, occupational hygienist, CEO ToxPro
Jean-Michel Poffet, Occupational hygienist, Manager Service prévention et santé, EPFL
Dr. Nenad Savic, Researcher, Unisanté
Prof. David Vernez, Professor in occupational hygiene, Unisanté

Contact

For any further information, please contact:
Unisanté, Département Santé au Travail et Environnement
Laurie Kujawa
Tel. +41 21 314 7471
Email :
laurie.kujawa@unisante.ch