ECHA held a Webinar on 12th February covering topics surrounding creating notifications to the poison centres in accordance with CLP Art. 45, Annex VIII. The webinar consisted of two parts – regulatory updates and IT tools and guidance. The previous blog post focused on changes in the first amendment to CLP Annex VIII. In this blog post, we will focus on regulatory updates that we can expect in the second amendment of Annex VIII to CLP.
ECHA held a webinar on 12th February covering topics surrounding creating notifications to the poison centres in accordance with CLP Art. 45, Annex VIII. The webinar consisted of two parts – regulatory updates and IT tools and guidance. In this blog post, we will focus on regulatory updates as per the first amendment of Annex VIII to CLP. The first amendment, published on 10th January 2020, has been in force since 30 January 2020. The second blog post focuses on changes we can expect in the second amendment. Read more
Since 2013 opesus has been attending the Federal Institute of Risk (BfR) annual user conferences. This year Markus Pogrzeba and Mark Pfister attended the 10th BfR user conference in Berlin. Being the 10th event, it had one of the largest turnouts with about 350 attendees. The focus was the implementation of the harmonized notification obligations according to Annex VIII of the CLP regulation. Read more
Tested, checked, and released. The opesus EHS Product Notification software creates poison centre dossiers in the Poison Centres Notification (PCN) format.
In other words, you can now create and download dossiers from your SAP system. After that, simply upload the dossier to the ECHA Submission Portal. This way, you fulfill the requirements of Art. 45 and Annex VIII to the CLP regulation for your product portfolio.
Word has it that there is a possible postponement of the January 2020 deadline for notification of consumer use products to the poison centers under the CLP Art. 45 regulation. We too have received hints of the shift from January 2020 to January 2021 from various stakeholders who attended the CARACAL meeting in July such as ECHA, as well as from some of our customers who are active in industry associations, and national poison centers.
How does this affect my company?
The easy implementation of Art. 45 of the CLP regulation is not a simple matter, as the well-attended workshop of the Chem-Academy on May 15th once again demonstrated. The event, aimed at product safety managers, consisted of a practical workshop, in addition to presentations from industry experts and the authorities involved. Alexander Wegener, CEO of opesus AG, and Markus Pogrzeba, Product Manager at opesus, were able to share their know-how and experience as workshop leaders and lecturers.
Our very first event was a huge success! Focused on the topic of CLP Article 45 Poison Centre Notifications for SAP customers and supported by the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI), we had a great turnout of 93 attendees – more than double of what we expected when we started planning a year ago.