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Conference "Perspectives of Control Banding" on 21./22.06.2011 in Dortmund

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The EU-conference "Perspectives of Control Banding" took place in Dortmund on 21. / 22. June 2011 with more than 50 experts.

Since December 2010 the extended provisions on safety data sheets (acc. to regulation no. 453/2010 from 20 may 2010) in the EU chemicals regulation REACH allows the use of control banding approaches to recommend risk management measures. This is another remarkable milestone in the young history of Control Banding (CB) in Europe, which has started with HSE's COSHH Essentials in 1999. In the last decade the idea of making risk assessment transparent and understandable for SME without specific chemical knowledge by using bands derived from easy available information has spread world-wide, supported by an International Technical Group (ITG) "Control Banding" of WHO and ILO.

This was the first European Workshop organised by the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) in Germany with support by the ITG following six international (ICBW) and regional control banding workshops in Asia, South and North America since 2001. Taking into account the most popular CB tools in Europe: COSHH Essentials (UK), Stoffenmanager (NL) and EMKG (DE) the conference focused on three main topics:

  1. Control Banding and REACH
  2. Scientific Basis of Control Banding and new developments
  3. Control Banding implementation: communication, training and education.

The conference outlined European contributions to the second 5-years-workplan (2011 - 2016) of the ITG. It was a starting point for new co-operations and collaborations on Control Banding in Europe and beyond.

The programme and presentations of the conference can be downloaded below.

Programme (PDF, 147KB)

Introduction

The scientific basis of Control Banding (PDF, 872KB)
Maikel van Niftrik, TNO, The Netherlands

Control Banding implementation: communication, training and education (PDF, 961KB)
Dave Zalk, University of California, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA

Workshop I Control Banding and REACH

ECETOC-TRA - basics, application, performance - REACH & Control Banding perspectives (PDF, 498KB)
Alison Margary, Shell International Ltd.

Workshop II Scientific basis of Control Banding and new developments

Stoffenmanager - Calibration and validation (PDF, 283KB)
Maikel van Niftrik, TNO, The Netherlands

Evaluation of the EMKG (PDF, 410KB)
Martin Tischer, Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA), Germany

E-TEAM: Evaluation of Tier 1 Exposure Assessment Models under REACH (PDF, 741KB)
Martin Tischer, BAuA

Validation program for control guidance sheets (PDF, 430KB)
Jörg Fritzsche, BAuA

Fire & explosion risk - a future EMKG module (PDF, 658KB)
Iris Schweitzer-Karababa, BAuA

Workshop III Control Banding implementation: communication, training and education

Stoffenmanager - Results operational analysis (PDF, 300KB)
Henri Heussen, Arbo Unie, The Netherlands

EMKG - BAuA Toolkit for Chemical Control Banding - CB training for OSH professionals (PDF, 1MB)
Annette Wilmes, BAuA

GIZ Practical Chemicals Management - Toolkit for your company (PDF, 2MB)
Alberto Camacho, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Germany

CB in social media and PIMEX Videos (PDF, 1MB)
Henri Heussen, Arbo Unie, The Netherlands

Control banding - Risk management tools: EU-OSHA's activities and perspective (PDF, 3MB)
Elke Schneider, European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, EU-OSHA

Workshop Results

Results of Workshop II: Scientific basis of Control Banding and new developments (PDF, 35KB)
Maikel van Niftrik, TNO, The Netherlands

Results of Workshop III: CB implementation: communication, training and education (PDF, 533KB)
Dave Zalk, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA

Closing Session: European perspectives and contributions to the global development strategy 2011 - 2015 of the WHO/ILO ITG Control Banding (PDF, 99KB)

Occupational Risk Management Toolbox Global Development Strategy Work Plan 2010 - 2015 (PDF, 197KB)

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