In collaboration with Confindustria Dispositivi Medici Servizi
7 October 2024

Duration: 4 hours

Lecturer: Elena Borsini


Course presentation:

Companies that handle substances or mixtures or articles, must comply with the REACH and CLP regulations, even if they only purchase and use them for the production of articles. In this case, they fall under the definition of downstream users. Even if the articles or mixtures produced fall under other sector-specific regulations (e.g. medical devices, biocides…) this does not mean that they are automatically exempt from the more general chemical regulations.

The course aims to increase basic regulatory knowledge for operators who need to be familiar with the main aspects of the REACH and CLP Regulations: practical guidance will be given on the obligations to be fulfilled during both procurement and marketing.


  • REACH Regulation Overview
    • Purpose of the regulation
    • Implications for industry: differences in requirements for companies producing substances, mixtures or articles.
    • Supplier compliance: what to look out for when purchasing substances, mixtures or articles from European and non-European suppliers
    • Regulatory obligations for those placing substances, mixtures and articles on the European market
  • Regulation 1272/2008 (CLP)
    • Purpose of the Regulation
    • Differences between the REACH and CLP Regulations
    • Classification, labelling and packaging of substances
  • Where to find SDS references
  • How to consult the ECHA database
  • Critically check a Safety Data Sheet
    • Evaluation of all sections
  • Questions and analysis of practical cases
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