Learn how to put risk assessment into practice
Day One offers a comprehensive coverage of the basics of risk assessment, including what it achieves and the requirements under REACH
You will learn to understand the key data endpoints that make up safety assessment and risk assessment, and to see how the different disciplines fit together and link to exposure assessments (for both human health and the environment). Concerns of SVHC in articles or as minor components in mixtures will also be covered, as well as extended safety data sheets (eSDS) and their relevance for real life. You will cover chemistry, toxicity and environmental topics and will link these to the DNELs, PNECs and routes of exposure.
Day Two puts risks assessment into practice
You will look at factors that may influence testing methods, together with the justification of test waivers or where specialist laboratory may be required that is not found in the guidelines. As well as some taught material, much of the time is based on practical group work which follows a test programme through from start to finish, using data from a real substance. This will look at existing data, exposure estimates, how to consider risk in perspective and how to focus further assessment work on areas of concern; i.e. a targeted risk assessment.
Practical group work forms an integral part of this course and real-life examples are used to illustrate key points, encouraging you to think about solutions to problems and to see the perspective of regulatory agencies and the concerns of environmental lobby groups.
After completing the course, you will:
- understand the process of risk assessment and how REACH is designed to use good science to confirm whether chemical substances are fit for purpose;
- understand the background of the science and exposure estimation used in CSR and Extended-SDS, helping you to decipher incoming SDS;
- be able to think about solutions to problems and see the perspective of regulatory agencies and the concerns of environmental lobby groups.