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13th BfR User Conference for Product Notifications

The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) is the appointed body for CLP Art. 45 in Germany. The institute receives product notifications and forwards them to the seven poison centres in Germany. The majority of product notifications are submitted centrally via the Submission Portal of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), which in turn forwards them to the BfR.

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ChemCon 2022

ChemCon Europe 2022

Finally, after being postponed due to the pandemic, ChemCon Europe 2022 took place! ChemCon Europe 2022 was held in London from June 20th to 24th. The first day was a workshop focused on IT tools followed by two seminars. Tuesday through Friday were filled with great presentations covering the field of chemical regulations - from the EU, the UK, Turkey, Asia, and the Americas.

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Girls in IT

Female Voices on Working in IT at opesus

Not only on Girls' Day in ICT, but also in general, we think about the role of women in IT and what we like so much about our work at opesus. Here are some voices on working in IT as a woman, and, at opesus.

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PCN Feature on SAP S/4HANA for product compliance

SAP customers using SAP S/4HANA for product compliance are now able to manage poison centre notifications (PCN) as a compliance requirement with the new PCN feature. In a recent blog post, SAP gave a preview of this new feature. This means that all SAP customers, whether on S/4HANA for product compliance or using SAP ECC, can manage UFIs for PCN notifications to the European Chemical Agency (ECHA).

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BfR User Conference November 2021

12th BfR User Conference for Product Notifications

The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) is the appointed body for receiving product notifications and forwarding them to the various poison centres in Germany. As the main responsible body, the BfR also checks product notifications for completeness and accuracy and work hand-in-hand with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

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SAP Product Compliance Info Day Nov 2021

SAP Product Compliance Info Day 2021 – Future Roadmap of SAP

On November 8 and 9, 2021, SAP held a two-day conference the SAP Environmental, Health and Safety and Product Compliance Info Days. This conference, held annually, is targeted to customers using SAP sustainability solutions. As an SAP Partner, naturally we attended the virtual webinar to get to know the latest solution updates and planned developments in the area of SAP Product Compliance.

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Chem-Academy CLP Conference

13th Annual CLP Conference by Chem-Academy

On the 25th and 26th of October 2021, we finally had the chance to be at an on-site conference again. After a year of virtual events, this was a much-welcomed change. The 13th annual conference on CLP Classification, Labelling, and Packaging organized by the Chem-Academy was a hybrid event. It gave the participants the flexibility to either be on-site in Bonn or participate virtually.

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Success Stories With Kärcher

By moving in a larger office in the city of Augsburg, we not only gained more space, but also an outdoor area with a beautiful view of city gardens and huge trees. We plan to use the space for our breaks, but also for meeting or working outdoors. And, for the time after Corona, we hope to come together with our colleagues from all other offices as well as to welcome friends and visitors from elswhere. In keeping with our corporate culture, we want to have very good conditions for productive work in all of our offices, and create places where we enjoy spending time and meeting others. Many good reasons to set about making this outdoor area as beautiful and cozy as possible.

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Release of opesus EPN for the process industry PCN and Swiss UFI

opesus EPN PCN & Swiss BAG Format – Version 4.2

We are proud to announce that the latest version of opesus EHS Product Notification, version 4.2, is now available! This new release brings with it improvements and features for our customers in the process industry. Besides new features for the poison centre notifications, we also included updates to the Swiss BAG format due to the upcoming compliance date for the new Swiss UFI requirement.

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100 opesus EPN Customers

100 Customers Are Using opesus EPN!

We are so excited to share with you that we have now 100 customers using our solution opesus EHS Product Notification! We would like to take the opportunity to thank our customers for their trust and our team of developers and consultants for their hard work in ensuring its success. Read on to learn how we got here and about our vision for what’s next.

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Conference on CLP Art. 45

Chem-Academy CLP Article 45 Workshop - 2021

The Chem-Academy workshops are one of the more popular events on the safe use of chemicals and regulations. Aimed at product safety managers, we were happy to have had the opportunity to meet with many familiar people and faces. We have always been a part of the CLP Article 45 Regulation workshop since it first started in 2018.

We look forward to the following events, where we hopefully get to meet in person again. For now, here are some highlights of this one.

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opesus featured in Verdantix research

opesus Part of Verdantix Research

On April 7th, Verdantix published a new research titled Best Practice: Reducing EHS Costs By Digitizing Compliance. opesus was mentioned several times in this research that outlines the best practices and advice for efficient and effective digitization of EHS compliance requirements. This research provides useful input for managers to overcome common challenges. 

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