Managing Chemical Exposures at Workplaces

22nd – 24th of May 2017
Hämeenkylä Manor, Vantaa (Helsinki area), Finland

For EHS professionals and occupational hygienists are dealing with downstream and end user companies. They need to have the basic understanding on how the REACH legislation works and what it can provide for workplaces in different sectors.

About this course

REACH and OSH legislations are aiming at the same goal: safety, health and wellbeing of a worker handling chemical substances at work. Terminology and the overall language used within these legislative frameworks differ from each other. At an average European workplace the personnel handling REACH issues or CAD issues may be different. Registrant and a downstream user may have difficulties in communication. In addition to the practical issues causing discrepancies, in a broader perspective, also more profound differences in the philosophy of the two sets of legislation can be pointed out. This has to be understood in order to guarantee proper implementation. A good example of this is setting the European OELs vs. DNELs.

This course has been accepted as a theoretical course (10 hours) demanded in the medical specialist education in the training programs of occupational health services at the University of Helsinki in Finland. The acceptance is valid for the specialist training programs at the Faculty of Medicine of all Finnish universities.

For more information kindly contact Project Manager Cecilia Weckman,

Price information

The price of the course consists of the course fee of EUR 500
and the day package of choice.

Day package I

This package includes:

  • conference facilities and technical equipment
  • course material
  • coffees, lunches
  • dinners and the social program on Tuesday.

We strongly encourage you to take part in the social program, as this is a vital part of the NIVA course experience. We believe in the power of networking (between people) and strive to create an inspiring possibility for that through the social program.

The total price of the course is EUR 950 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 450).

EUR 450

Day package II

This package includes:

  • conference facilities and technical equipment
  • course material
  • coffees and lunches.

Kindly note that the day package II does not include dinners nor the social program.

The total price of the course is EUR 700 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 200).

EUR 200


26th – 28th of October 2020 at Hotel Hanaholmen, Espoo, Finland.

To book a room from the block kindly make the reservation directly to the hotel by email to using the booking code “NIVA” (available until 2.10.2020).

Single The room price for a single standard room is EUR 115/night (including breakfast, morning sauna and access to the pool) and the price for a double room EUR 134/night (including breakfast, morning sauna and access to the pool). room: 128 €/night (including breakfast).

The block reservation will be available until 2nd of October 2020.

EUR 115 – 134 / night

Course objectives

  • Worker exposure assessment in REACH and in OSH legislation
  • Setting and implementation of limit values
  • Occupational hygienist’s role in implementing REACH; REACH in downstream users’ life
  • What does ECHA do?
  • Restrictions and authorizations
  • Role of safety data sheets at workplaces

General course fee information

The courses and workshops vary in price. Please note that the course fee does not cover meals or accommodation. The course fee and day-package fee are invoiced after the registration deadline. Travel arrangements Please refrain from booking any tickets until we have confirmed the course. The confirmation, which will be sent after the registration deadline, will include detailed information on the payment of the course fee and day-packages, as well as information on accommodation options and practical arrangements. Please note that you are not insured by NIVA.

Course leader

Milja Koponen

Tiina Santonen

  • Research Professor, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH), Finland

Course lecturers

Andreas Ahrens

Erika Ustailieva

Henri Heussen

Jouni Räisänen

Jouni Surakka

Jyrki Tiihonen

Pirjo Heikkilä

Steven Verpaele

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