Wednesday 10th May 2017
Safeware Quasar Workshop (2.30pm – 5pm)

Safeware Quasar invites customers attending SafeCom to attend a free workshop, designed to provide an insight into new software developments as well as additional regulatory updates not covered in the conference agenda. Register your interest in attending by emailing


Wednesday 10th May 2017
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. Delegates can register from 7pm until 7.50pm.

Time  Speaker  Topic
Morning Session 1
8.30am – 9am Registration (day delegates only)
9am – 9.10am Simon Robinson
Safeware Quasar
 Welcome and Morning Session  Introduction
9.10am – 9.40am Robin Foster
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Important Updates on EU-CLP Regulations and UN GHS Developments

Robin will provide delegates with an update on CLP (10th, 11th and 12th ATPs), as well as the changes introduced in the 7th edition of the GHS.

9.40am –10.10am Andreas Herdina
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Helpnet Update

Helpnet is a network made up of ECHA and national helpdesks to improve cooperation on areas of common interest, thus providing a consistent and harmonised approach across all Member States. This is a positive new initiative from ECHA and goes a long way to helping SME’s improve their levels of compliance. How does ECHA see this developing to further assist SME’s? Andreas Herdina will provide an update.

10.10am – 10.40am Stacie Abraham

U.S. TSCA Reform: An Overview with Focus on Global and EU Impact

Stacie will provide delegates with an update on the TSCA Reform.

10.40am – 10.55am  Q&A
10.55am – 11.20am Break/Exhibition/Networking
 Morning Session 2  
11.20am – 11.50am Jonai Hiroshi
Head of Japanese Delegation UNSCEGHS
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An Insight into Japanese GHS, Experiences to Date and New Developments

It is 18 years since the UN issued its first revision of GHS. Many countries around the world have now completed local implementations of the GHS framework. The letter “H” represents harmonization but how successful has this process been?

Jonai will share Japan’s experience of GHS as it is implemented today, describing the framework implementing the regulations for chemical classification, chemical hazard labelling and provision of safety data sheets (SDSs).

Jonai will also discuss plans for Japan implementing future revisions of GHS and the impact of other regulations such as ISHL, PRTR and the Poisonous and Deleterious Substance Control Act on GHS.

11.50am – 12.20pm Dr Richard Elsmore
JSC International
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The BPR: Current Status and Upcoming Deadlines

As more active substances are approved under the EU’s biocide legislation, the second phase of the legislation (product authorisation) is now impacting a significant number of biocidal products that contain these actives. Due to the phasing of active substance evaluations the first authorisations have been for products such as rodenticides, wood preservatives and insecticides, but we are now getting to the stage where a broader range of products including some disinfectants need to be approved. Many of these have traditionally only been lightly regulated in some member states such as the UK, so the impact on companies formulating this type of product is likely to be significant.

This presentation provides an update on the current situation with both active substance approvals and product authorisation deadlines and should be of interest to companies that formulate biocidal products or that use biocidal products including preservatives in their formulated product. The impact of the BPR on treated articles is discussed with particular reference to labelling requirements.

12.20pm – 12.50pm Chris Packham
EnviroDerm Services
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The Selection and Use of Gloves as Protection Against Chemical Hazards

The selection and use of gloves as protection against chemical hazards is more complex than many realise. Except for very minor hazards all such gloves should be category III with the manufacturer’s performance data provided in accordance with EN374-3. However, this standard test is only indicative of what was achieved during the prescribed test and does not indicate what will be achieved when gloves are actually used. Many factors affect how gloves will perform in practical use. This talk will explain some of these and suggest how to create an effective glove system.


12.50pm – 1.05pm  Q&A
1.05pm – 2.30pm  Lunch/Exhibition/Networking
Afternoon Session
2.30pm – 2.40pm Simon Robinson
Safeware Quasar
Afternoon Session Introduction
2.40pm – 3.10pm Mark Selby
Denehurst Chemical Safety
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The Communication of Hazardous Substances in Articles (REACH Article 33)

Under REACH there is a requirement to identify the risks associated with the chemicals present in articles (ie objects defined by shape including toys, medical devices, food contact, etc.) and to communicate the risk to recipients and/or users (Article 33). Substances of Very High Concern are defined in the REACH text and if present in articles with a risk of exposure to users, then their presence must be communicated adequately and users must be given advice on safe handling and disposal.  However, REACH does not mandate the supply of SDSs with articles and the CLP Regulation excludes articles from formal labelling requirements. So, how do we effectively communicate and when is such communication necessary? And what happens if the substance is Authorised or Restricted? This presentation seeks to confirm the requirements for communication of substances in Articles and controls needed if on Annex XIV or Annex XVII of REACH.

3.10pm – 3.40pm Caroline Raine
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Poison Centres – The Past, Present and Future

Caroline Raine, National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC), will explore the current poison centre landscape and how this is affected by REACH and CLP, specifically the recent update to CLP, Annex VIII.

Caroline will provide an overview of the specific country requirements focus on the intricacies of registrations such as the varying data requirements and submission processes. Additionally, looking at how these numbers are accessed and whether they are mandatory.

3.40pm -4.05pm Dr Andy Holton
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Update of the Model Regulations and Any Specific Implications for ADR/IMDG/IATA

Andy will provide a brief roundup of the most important transport legislative changes agreed at the UN multimodal level at the end of 2016. These are changes which will be incorporated into the modal provisions at the beginning of 2019.

Andy will refer to the major land/sea/air modal changes which apply for international transport from 2017 and which impact UK national transport, sharing his insight on how and where to find the fine detail which may affect your transport operations.

4.05pm – 4.30pm   Q&A
4.30pm  Conference end

Download SafeCom 2017 Agenda!

*Please note the exhibition will open at 8.30am. Delegates are asked to register no later than 8.50am.
*The agenda is subject to review pending emerging news and regulations from the industry and speakers commitments.