There is hardly any other area that undergoes such constant change as the world of chemistry. There are always new challenges to be mastered. Yet there has never been a watershed event comparable to the rules and regulations implemented by virtue of REACH — Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals.

Although intended as a comprehensive body of law to ensure a high level of protection of consumers and the environment from the potential risks posed by dangerous chemicals, REACH has also had substantial ramifications in all areas relating to the industrial and commercial applications of chemicals.
Since it was the political will of the Member States to no longer accord chemical analysis uses a special status, REACH has had a dramatic impact extending into the day-to-day work of each and every analysis lab. And since no one thought of us when enacting this body of law, the consequences have not been tailored to our analytical reality at all, or at best only in part. What is worse is that since there is no industry association representing the interests of laboratory chemistry, our concerns are also not taken into account in further development and adaptation of laws and regulations. Acting as your knowledgeable manufacturer of laboratory chemicals, Bernd Kraft has taken the initiative here and attempted to shape these key issues and provide an information service.
In keeping with the latter task, we are pleased to announce the following seminar:
REACH and Analysis in the Lab and Processes
This seminar is designed as an in-house seminar in which a sizable number of your employees who are affected by this issue and other stakeholders can receive instruction. Our experienced REACH and GHS instructors convey the seminar content in an expert yet intriguing manner. Each seminar also provides an opportunity to analyze your individual issues in a personal meeting and jointly find a solution. The following topics are typically covered:

General principles

  • Objectives of REACH
  • Registration of chemicals – quo vadis?
  • Roles and obligations of supply chain participants
  • Isolated intermediates – a special registration case

Communication along the supply chain

  • Exposure scenarios as a new part of extended safety data sheets
  • Conveying exposure scenarios – observations along the supply chain
  • Exposure scenarios of mixtures – a manageable task?

Transposition of new REACH information in the laboratory

  • Exposure scenarios and use descriptions
  • Reading and understanding extended safety data sheets
  • Determining risk management actions for safe uses from exposure scenarios
  • Implementing new findings in risk assessments
  • Scaling and safe uses

SVHCs, approval and use restrictions

  • Authorization and approval of SVHCs
  • Supply (un)certainty for the analysis lab — real-world examples
  • Approval obligation – and how can enforcement be monitored in analytical terms?
  • Outlook
Please contact us so that we can develop a joint concept that dovetails with your requirements and provide a quotation.