In August 2022 opesus turned 10 years! Have a look back on our journey and the many milestones we've achieved.
The annual DSAG conference took place from 11th to 13th October in Leipzig. The 3-day agenda was fully packed with keynotes, presentations, hands-on sessions from SAP, partners, industry, and DSAG. The DSAG work group EHS and Product Compliance also had a stream of three presentations, which was hosted by Markus Pogrzeba, co-chair of the working group.
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.
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.
On the 2nd and 3rd of May 2022, opesians Markus Pogrzeba and David Köhler led the ChemAcademy virtual workshop about CLP Art. 45 and beyond. On the second day, Sarah Hottenroth joined in as moderator and co-creator for the interactive World Cafe.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Missed the ECHA SCIP IT User Group meeting or curious to see what was discussed? Here are the highlights and a quick summary.