Feedback on the online Conference "ABC for a safe us of chemicals"

On the 18th of November 2021, more than 35 participants followed the online conference "ABC for a safe use of chemicals", organised in collaboration with the Betriber&Emwelt platform and the support of the Luxembourg Institute of Science & Technology (LIST), the Ministry of Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development and the Ministry of Economy.

During this conference, the REACH&CLP Luxembourg Helpdesk addressed the issue of chemical risk in order to help companies to comply with their obligations and to make their employees aware of the importance of a strict follow-up of the safety measures enacted.  The rules of prevention were then specified, in particular the hierarchy of means of prevention, from the elimination of the risk to the use of personal protective equipment, including the importance of substitution and technical solutions for reducing exposure.

The health and safety aspects of the Luxembourg regulations were discussed, in particular those relating to OELs, exposure monitoring and biological surveillance.

Finally, a reminder was given of the employer's obligations in terms of staff training and information, and also of the importance of appropriation by exposed persons of the risks inherent to the substances concerned, in particular through repeated efforts to awareness-raising and prevention within the companies.

The presentations and the video are available on the event’s webpage.