The REACH Seminar by imds professional is tailored to the needs of companies affected by the REACH Regulation. The EU Chemicals Regulation valid in all EU member nations lays down that upwards of a volume of one tonne per year only chemical substances with prior registration at the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) may be produced or brought into circulation in the EU. Compliance of the EU Chemicals Regulation requirements presents great challenges to the affected companies. Not only have the
Manufacturers and importers have to apply for a REACH certificate or a registration number when they use or bring into circulation materials that are subject to the REACH Regulation. This Regulation that is applicable throughout Europe monitors the safe use of chemical substances, their notification and restriction if proved to damage the environment or cause severe injury to health. ECHA (The European Chemical Agency) looks after the supervision and implementation of the Regulation. All
REACH-/RoHS-Conformity is mainly applicable to manufacturers and importers of electrical and electronic devices. RoHs stands for "Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment" or " Restriction of certain hazardous substances" for short.
The RoHS guidelines of the European Union (Guideline 2002/95/EU) was introduced to restrict the use of certain substances in electrical or electronic devices and components that are harmful to health and for the
The verification for REACH Conformity is done by the European Chemical Agency ECHA. Manufacturers, importers or downstream users can also submit the application for approval of substances falling under the REACH Regulation to ECHA. The agency then examines whether alternate substances can be substituted and issues the approval, provided it can be established that the exposure does not exceed certain threshold values, or there are no suitable substitutes or technologies available, and if the
REACH Consultation is not worthwhile for small and medium companies (SMEs) and yet ensuring REACH Conformity is a huge challenge for them. Compliance of all the EU Chemicals Regulation and the Material Safety Data Sheet requirements places a big bureaucratic burden on the affected companies.
Assistance from individual member nations comes in the form of the technical guidelines, i.e. the so called RIPS (REACH Implementation Project). RIP 1: REACH process details, RIP 2: REACH IT, RIP 3
The CLP-Regulation (GHS-Regulation) is an European Act for implementing the UN Model Regulations also known as Regulation (EU) No. 1272/2008. It came into force in January 2009 implemented in parallel to the REACH Regulation and is based on the GHS: Globally Harmonized System of Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Chemicals of the United Nations. The GHS is a global system which addresses the classification and labelling of chemicals in Safety Data Sheets and on packaging.
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