Tuesday 10th May – Safeware Quasar Workshop (2.30pm – 5pm) 

Safeware Quasar is inviting customers already attending SafeCom 2016 to join them at an exclusive workshop on Tuesday afternoon between 2.30pm – 5pm. The workshop will provide attendees with an overview of what Safeware Quasar has been working on over the last year, as well as insight into what to expect over the forthcoming year.

Tuesday 10th May – Evening Dinner and Networking Event

The conference will be launched with an informal dinner (for those who wish to attend), providing a superb opportunity for delegates to network with peers, stakeholders and industry experts.

Wednesday 11th May – Conference and Exhibition (8.30am – 4.15pm)

Time  Speaker  Topic
Morning Session 1
8.30am – 9am Registration (day delegates only)
9am – 9.10am Simon Robinson
Safeware Quasar
Technical Director
 Welcome and Morning Session  Introduction
9.10am – 9.40am Kevin Pollard
More about Kevin
Update on the REACH Registration Process and Preparations for 2018

During his SafeCom 2016 presentation, Kevin Pollard (Head of Unit – Dossier Submission and PIC at the European Chemicals Agency), will be providing advice to registrants on preparation for the 2018 deadline, including how to identify their REACH registration obligations; how to find and co-operate with co-registrants; how to meet the information requirements; and how to prepare/submit a REACH registration dossier to ECHA.

In addition, Kevin will also present updates on ECHA’s preparations for the REACH 2018 deadline; an update on ECHA’s market intelligence surveys; and key changes to ECHA’s IT tools during summer, 2016.

9.40am –10.10am Dr Robin Foster
More about Robin
Update on CLP and GHS

The EU CLP Regulation continues to evolve reflecting developments in the EU and at UN level in the GHS.  The presentation will review recent developments and how they have, or may in future, be taken up in CLP.  These include recently agreed changes to align CLP with the 5th revision of the GHS, and current work on the classification of alloys, as well as new and amended harmonised substance classifications.  The presentation will also review the main changes introduced in the 6th edition of the GHS (published 2015) and progress in the current biennium of work in the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonised System (UNSCEGHS)

10.10am – 10.40am Jan Robinson
More about Jan
CLP Article 45: Progress update on harmonisation of information for Poison Centres

Since its positive report in 2012 the European Commission has been pursuing plans to harmonise the information to be notified to appointed bodies (‘Poison Centres’) on hazardous mixtures across all EU Member States.  Jan Robinson (Director Product Regulations at CEPE and chairman of DUCC) provides an update on the proposed new regulation, which will add a new Annex VIII to CLP, and its related implementation studies, and reflects on the benefits and impacts of the new requirements for industry

10.40am – 10.55am  Q&A
10.55am – 11.20am  Tea break
 Morning Session 2  
11.20am – 11.50am Desmond Waight
Dangoods Training & Consultancy
More about Desmond
Practical Issues relating to CLP Labelling

Labelling to warn of chemical hazards is nothing new, though Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 did awaken interest in this subject area, leading occasionally to some strange decisions.

In this presentation Desmond Waight, whose interest in the subject goes back 36 years, takes a look at some of the practical problems that were addressed (and from which we all can benefit), recent solutions that have developed  to address newly voiced concerns, and work still in progress. Also at some of the requirements that don’t always seem to be well addressed in practice by hazardous product labellers.

11.50am – 12.20pm Goh Choo Ta
More about Goh
GHS in ASEAN Region of the World

After United Nations adopted GHS in 2003, the internationally accepted chemical classification criteria and harmonised hazard communication elements stated in the GHS have triggered global changes in chemicals management.

Countries like EU and Japan have already incorporated GHS into their respective regulatory frameworks. Similarly, some countries in ASEAN have also adopted GHS, in order to enhance protection on human health and the environment, reduce unnecessary chemical testing and facilitate chemical trade across countries’ borders.

Nonetheless, as GHS is a voluntary scheme, and due to the building block approach and different versions of the GHS purple book, as well as existing legal requirements, the degree of GHS adoption between ASEAN countries varies in this session, the speaker will share with the audience about the GHS regulatory framework in the ASEAN region of the world.

12.20pm – 12.45pm Wayne Smith
More about Wayne
SUMI – Safe Use of Mixture Information Overview

“Formulators receiving Exposure Scenarios (ES) to date have been unsure how this information should be communicated in the supply chain to meet the requirements of Articles 14 and 37 of REACH. Appending extensive substance ES’s to the product SDS, whilst meeting the legal requirements, has only confused end users and clearly is not a practical solution.

CEPE/EuPIA have been instrumental with other downstream users in developing a simple uniform approach of communicating the Safe Use of Mixture Information based on substance ES’s. It is envisioned that information will be provided for hazardous mixtures, supplied for occupational uses (i.e. industrial/professional). The final result is a standard simplified document called a “SUMI” – that is provided with the SDS.

Wayne Smith Director of Regulatory Affairs (British Coatings Federation) explains the “Bottom Up” approach recommended by industry and summarises new concepts and terminology used in generating a SUMI document”

12.45pm – 1pm  Q&A
1pm – 2.15pm  Lunch
Afternoon Session
2.15pm – 2.20pm Simon Robinson
Safeware Quasar
Afternoon Session Introduction
2.20pm – 2.50pm Jeff Hart
Head of the Dangerous Goods Division in the UK Department for Transport until 31/7/2015
More about Jeff
UN Dangerous Goods Transport Model Regulations 2017 – The Shape of Things to Come

A brief overview of the most important issues being dealt with by the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods in the 2015/16 biennium which will form the basis of revisions to each of the mode specific transport regulations from 1 January 2017. Additionally, Jeff will also look at possible new approaches to dangerous goods training with particular reference to the proposed International Civil Aviation Organization’s Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air competency based training.

2.50pm – 3.20pm Theresa Kjell
More about Theresa
The SIN List and its’ Influence on Emerging Chemical Legislation

ChemSec, the International Chemical Secretariat, is a non-profit organisation dedicated to working towards a toxic free environment. One of their initiatives, which some companies will be aware of is the creation of the “SIN” (Substitute it Now) list of substances. This has a growing global recognition and status particularly in the consumer market, certainly it is a common reference point for retailers making recommendations for preferred products on their shelves.

3.20pm -3.45pm Mark Selby
Denehurst Chemical Safety Ltd
More about Mark
Practical Q&A’s from Forums and Helpdesks

Despite volumes of published guidance and carefully constructed regulations, practical questions and various interpretations of ‘real life’ incidents are still a common occurrence from companies seeking assurances they are making the right decisions based on ‘best practice’.

Based on the popularity of last year’s question and answer sections, Mark will review a collection of ‘hot topics’ commonly discussed on industry forums and helpdesks.


3.45pm – 4.05pm   Q&A
4.05pm  Conference end


Details relating to the speakers and presentations will be published as available. In the meantime, why not take a look at what happened at SafeCom 2015 for an insight into the high standard presentations.