Module 22, Essentials of Regulatory Chemistry - Substances, Mixtures and Polymers (22.003)

  • 07 September 2017
  • 09:00 - 16:30
  • Malmaison Hotel, 1-3 Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 1LZ
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  • £245 (+VAT) - Discounted price for bookings taken before 6 July 2017.

    For CHCS Members only.

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Safety Data Sheet Training



This is the second time we have run this new CHCS course designed to provide participants with an overview of substances, mixtures and polymers in the context of chemical based regulation e.g. REACH and CLP. During this one-day course participants will gain an insight into the complex world of chemical nomenclature, an aspect fundamental to compliance with chemical regulation, and apply it to their own areas of work. In particular participants will:

  • Understand the different types of chemicals and how they are defined.
  • Understand how chemicals are named by the different systems used in various chemical based legislation.
  • Understand how to identify and characterise chemicals from analytical data.
  • Learn where to look for data and how to assess data reliability, and understand the importance of data sharing.
  • Review similarities and differences of global inventories, how polymers are regulated around the world and examine new substance notification schemes.

The course presenter is a well-established regulatory specialist and chemical expert from an international chemical background. He had to make the transition from Regular Chemistry to Regulatory Chemistry and will draw extensively on his experience in presentations and exercises. If you are struggling to see how chemicals are regulated, or to understand complex rules on how chemicals are named, or if you are a chemist moving into the Regulatory area, then this course will be helpful valuable and informative. It also provides a stepping stone to other CHCS modules on more specific areas such as transport of dangerous goods, preparing safety data sheets, classification and labelling, risk characterisation as well as toxicology and ecotoxicology. It should be seen as a complimentary course alongside the modules on European and Asia Pacific chemical control regulations.


  • Definitions of Substances, Mixtures and Polymers
  • Nomenclature systems
  • Chemical Characterisation
  • Regulation of Substances Mixtures & Polymers

In addition, delegates will take part in exercises in which they could apply the teachings to their own particular situations.

Who should attend:

  • This module is specially designed for a wide audience of those involved or responsible for regulatory compliance, and in particular:
  • New recruits into the field of regulatory compliance
  • Technical or scientific staff in companies manufacturing chemical based products
  • Regulatory professionals without a classical chemical background

Comments From Delegates Attending The July 2016 Course:

“The presenter was very knowledgeable. I like how he explained Chemical Inventories other than those in Europe.”

“Good overall view of the subject.”

“Content was good and presenter conveyed info well.”

“Clear and precise”

“It’s good that there was little exercises after a few of the sections of training allowing to put into practice the information covered in that section.”

Module Tutor:

Colin Rogers spent 29 years heading up the Regulatory departments in major multinational chemical manufacturers, part of which held the responsibility for Regulatory Compliance. Colin has extensive experience in Notification of new chemicals and REACH Registrations, as well as an intimate knowledge of those regulations controlling uses such as food contact, toys and cosmetics. Colin now runs his own consultancy on Regulatory and Quality compliance.

SCHC Members
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