An update on European Poison Centres


Caroline RaineAssociate Director - National Chemical Emergency Centre

Time & Location

Wednesday: 13.45 to 14.00, Stage 2

About this presentation

The regulations for poison centre notification within Europe, for organisations putting mixtures on the market, are complex and difficult to achieve. These are made more complicated due to the harmonisation effort which effects notifications from 2021, but does not excuse organisations from notifying their products today which is currently a legislative requirement. This session will provide an update to the current implementation status of Annex VIII of CLP. In this session, our poison centre experts will explore the following: The ECHA IT tools. How to generate a UFI. Notification formats. Product categorisation codes. They will also discuss how each Member State intends to implement Annex VIII. This session and the elements which will be covered will be updated prior to the event to represent the actual current position of poison centres, which is currently a regularly changing topic.

Speaker Bio

Caroline is a chemical legislation expert, with experience of interpreting and implementing EU legislation relating to hazardous chemical substances. Her knowledge and expertise is wide ranging, covering both supply and transport legislation. This experience has been developed whilst working directly in the chemical industry and through consultancy projects. Caroline is a qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) for the transport of hazardous goods by road and rail, and holds a post graduate certificate in REACH management. Her depth of expertise means Caroline is able to help clients understand and manage their regulatory obligations, providing bespoke advice and guidance on specific regulatory matters and how best to comply.