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An Introduction to Regulatory Affairs

British Association for Chemical Specialities

Wednesday, 6 November 2019 from 09:30 to 16:30 (GMT)

An Introduction to Regulatory Affairs

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BACS member   more info 23 Oct 2019 £295.20 £0.00 £59.04
Non member   more info 23 Oct 2019 £410.00 £0.00 £82.00

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Regulation is a key factor in product design and development in the Speciality Chemicals Sector. An understanding of the regulatory landscape, and how it influences ingredient selection and the choice of formulation for specific applications, is therefore essential for those working in the speciality and performance chemical areas.



The course will provide a basic understanding of the relevant regulatory issues. It will cover topics of current or future relevance to those working in the Speciality Chemicals sector including REACH, Biocides, Detergents, Cosmetics GHS/CLP, and Ecolabelling. It will provide information on the background to the legislation, the current position and any proposed developments and how all this can influence product development and design. The format of the day is designed to provide a grounding in most areas of chemical regulation to provide a little history and background, as well as where to go for more help.



This one-day course is designed to provide a basic overview for those either not routinely involved in regulatory affairs or new to the Sector.


The course tutor is Mark Selby. Mark has worked in the area of regulatory science for nearly 30 years, starting with a UK-based speciality chemical manufacturer at the time that the EINECS list was closing.  This background in industry provided a valuable insight into the problems facing manufacturing organisations with limited resources and tight schedules, but which needed to keep up with legislation. Work surrounding chemical supply legislation and other regulatory testing led to contact with a multi-national contract research organisation and Mark was employed by them in 1989 to set up a consulting service to cover chemical supply legislation. Mark works with REACHReady and has also been involved with projects training governmental agencies within Europe and other parts of the world including ECHA.


Feedback from those who attended previously includes:

'Everything was explained well and it cleared things up for me I didn't know much about'       

'It was an excellent overview of regulatory affairs'           

'Very thorough and pitched at the right level'     ‘Tutor very knowledgeable and approachable’           

‘Very detailed, but not long and boring’      First rate tutor - clear and concise’

BACS members are offered priority booking with attendance limited to 20 delegates to ensure that the course is interactive. Attendees will receive both electronic and a hard copy of the course material.




Registration and refreshments


Introductions; why we are here and what we do


A short history and introduction   to the regulatory framework


  • Why we have regulations
  • The need for assessment and   communication
  • Life before REACH – better or   worse?
  • What we have now and how it fits   together – foods, pharma, detergents, toys, etc


New product development


  • Checking with suppliers
  • Role in supply line
  • Registration of new substances –   REACH (enquiries, PPORDs)
  • Future consideration? Candidate   list, restrictions, VOC, etc
  • Suitable uses (part i)




Specialist markets


  • Pharmaceutical
  • Plant protection and biocides
  • Medical devices, cosmetics
  • Food contact, toys
  • Detergents and ecolabelling
  • Suitable uses (part ii)




Product   supply



  • Classification
  • Labelling
  • SDS
  • Transport
  • Exposure scenarios – suitable uses (part iii)




Putting   it together – an overview and conclusions


  • Internal systems and record   keeping
  • Using the information provided
  • Engineering controls
  • Waste





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Cedar Court Hotel
Ainley Top
Lindley Moor Road
HD3 3RH Huddersfield
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 6 November 2019 from 09:30 to 16:30 (GMT)

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British Association for Chemical Specialities

The British Association for Chemical Specialities (BACS) is a trade association whose members operate in the speciality chemicals sector of the chemicals supply chain.

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