Chemicals Management – regulatory compliance – including REACH, CLP, RoHS, WEEE, POPs, Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC), and more…
In terms of EU REACH legislation „manufacturer“ means an individual or a company based in the EEA producing or extracting a chemical substance.
In case of blending substances into mixtures or using chemicals to produce articles (goods) the company is a „downstream user“.
Formulators: Produce mixtures, which are usually supplied further downstream. End-users: Use chemical products but do not supply them further downstream.
Examples include users of adhesives, paints, coatings and inks, lubricants, cleaning agents, solvents and chemical reagents like bleaching products.
Producers of articles: Incorporate substances or mixtures into or onto materials to form an article. Examples include textiles, industrial equipment, household appliances and vehicles (both components and finished goods).
Companies or individual workers who use chemicals are called downstream users in REACH and CLP. This includes companies who manufacture goods or offer services where chemicals are not the main element of their business, such as food, construction or cleaning companies.
Downstream users have a key role to play in advancing the safe use of chemicals by implementing safe use at their own site and communicating relevant information both to their suppliers and their customers.
- EU REACH/CLP legislation requirements
- Requirements for hazardous substances / mixtures
- Communication in the supply chain
- Requirements for „safe use“
- Key areas to be covered by chemicals management
Who should attend
Companies producing or using substances / mixtures / articles / products on the EU market.
PaedDr. Martin Murin, REACH expert