European Master and Certification Program
in Risk Engineering and Management

IIIC-R10 REACH
Risk Analysis of Chemicals

Course code: 136480 (SEM)
Language of instruction: English
Duration of the course: 5 days (45h)
Lecturers: Dr. Sne┼żana Jovanovic (Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies), Assessor des Lehramtes Joachim Freek (DEKRA Akademie GmbH)
Assessment: Written Exam [optional topic for Project Study Paper]

Short description

The course aims to explain principles of the EU regulation in the area of registration, evaluation and authorization of chemicals – REACH (EC Nr. 1907/2006). It gives an explanation of the principles and obligations for manufacturers, importers and downstream users to ensure that the manufacturing, placing on the market or the using of such substances do not adversely affect human health or the environment.

Objectives

In the end of the course the participants will know:

  • What is REACH?
  • What is GHS?
  • What do GHS and REACH have to do with each other?
  • What are main requirements of REACH and GHS?
  • Principles and obligations of EC Nr. 1907/2006
  • Guidelines for classification, labeling and packaging of substances
  • What are ways to communicate and label a hazard?
  • What are main problems in implementation

Course Content by Units

Unit 1: Introduction REACH and GHS

Unit 2: Regulation (EG) 1907/2006 (REACH)

  • Applicability
  • Registration of substance
  • Obligation of pre-registration of phase-in-substances
  • Registration: information to be provided
  • Information in the supply chain
  • Downstream users
  • Authorization
  • Restrictions
Unit 3: Classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures (GHS-regulation)
  • Scope
  • General obligation to classify, label and package
  • Hazard classification
  • Hazard communication by labeling
  • Packaging
  • Evaluation - Labeling - Packaging: Examples
  • Harmonization of classification and labeling substances
  • Obligation to maintain information
  • Amendment to regulation (EG) Nr. 1907/2006 [REACH]
  • Transitional 
Unit 4: Review of the course main issues, preparation for final exam

Unit 5: Final exam

Teaching Methods

The course includes:

  • introductory note explaining aim and structure of the course, and used methodology as well
  • ex cathedra lecturing illustrated by number of examples
  • review of main topics in the end of each lecturing unit
  • one collective exercise
  • preparation for final exam by repetition of all course units and main issues
  • final exam

Literature

  1. Textbook:
    REACH Risk analysis of chemicals, version 3, November 2009
  2. Transparencies, version 2, November 2009:
        Unit 1: Introduction
        Unit 2: Decree (EG) 1907/2006 (REACH)
        Unit 3: Classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures ("GHS-regulation")
  3. Certification material, November 2009
  4. Additional material
    GHS Glossary


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(Course profile ID: IIIC-R10, generated on November 19, 2018)