Using modelling tools for chemical risk assessment: predicting the unpredictable

REACH obliges European manufacturers and importers to establish exposure scenarios for 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 is the most adequate for a substance and given conditions? Different models lead to different results, which later may result in different, potentially dangerous, risk conclusions and health consequences.

In this context, this practice-oriented training intends to:

  • Explain the REACH regulatory framework
  • Become familiar with the modelling tools
  • Provide an approach on how to select an appropriate tool for a given set of exposure conditions
  • 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

In this context, this practice-oriented training intends to:

  • Explain the REACH regulatory framework
  • Become familiar with the modelling tools
  • Provide an approach on how to select an appropriate tool for a given set of exposure conditions
  • 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
Délai d'inscription : 19 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 : 19 October 2020 (registration deadline)
Inscription

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, Toxicologist, occupational hygienist and 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
Contact: +41 21 314 74 71
Mail: laurie.kujawa@unisante.ch