INTRODUCTION TO EUROPEAN CHEMICAL AGENCY (ECHA) AND OTHER SOURCES OF INFORMATION

TS code: BM-TS4

OVERVIEW
The lecture describes what information can be found on ECHA website, including key terms and definitions for each relevant and related issue and other sources of information in particular EUR-Lex and EU-OSHA.
The most important regulations and directives in European Union on ECHA website are presented and explained.
Then, sections ‘SEARCH FOR CHEMICALS’ and ‘SUPPORT’ are presented, including print screen examples.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
The aim of the lecture is to introduce trainees to the ECHA website and other sources of information concerning management of chemical safety.
The lecture is supplemented with exercises (see BM-E-TS4).
The lecture provides guidance about the availability of information on the ECHA website, specifically:
• Guidance documents,
• Candidate List of substances of very high concern for Authorisation,
• C&L Inventory,
• List of substances restricted under REACH,
• Harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) listed in Annex VI,
• IUCLID (International Uniform Chemical Information Database).
The lecture presents possibilities of searching information on the EUR-Lex website, specifically the authentic Official Journal of the European Union, EU law (treaties, directives, regulations, decisions, consolidated legislation, etc.), preparatory documents (legislative proposals, reports, green and white papers, etc.), EU case-law (judgments, orders, etc.), and international agreements.

CONTENTS

  1. ECHA website – short introduction to the topic
  2. Structure of ECHA website
    2.1.Legislation
    2.2. Public consultations
    2.3. Information on chemicals
    2.4. Support
  3. Legislation on ECHA website
    3.1. REACH Regulation
    3.2. CLP regulation
    3.3. Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR)
    3.4. Prior Informed Consent Regulation (PIC)
    3.5. CAD/CMD
  4. Public consultation
  5. Info on chemicals
    5.1. Search for chemicals
    5.2. Advanced search
    5.3. Registered substances
    5.4. eChemPortal
  6. Support section on ECHA website
    6.1. Guidance
    6.2. QAs
    6.3. Webinars
    6.4. Infocards
    6.5. IT tools on ECHA website
    6.6. Poison Centres
    6.7. National Helpddesk
    6.8. ECHA Database on chemicals
  7. Other sources of information
    7.1. EUR-Lex
    7.2. EU-OSHA