Short introduction to REACH

– “A4 REACH” (EU)

5th of December 2023
Online webinar

10.00-12.00 am CET (Central European Time)

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About this webinar

Chemicals are a can’t-do-without part of our lives. Regulating them has proven to be a huge task and is still a work in progress. REACH Regulation is the main piece of the EU legislation concerning chemicals. By its specificity, volume and entangled potential implications, REACH may be intimidating. People might tend to fear it and avoid it.

A short, understandable presentation can help crystalize the concepts of REACH, encourage navigation through its processes and discover provisions that apply (or not !) to those that start learning about it.


The participants will be guided through the main features of REACH. Understanding its structure will help build further on this acquired knowledge, according to their needs.

After the webinar the participants will be able to:

  • differentiate between the main processes of REACH
  • use properly the main specific REACH terminology
  • describe the main actors in REACH and the way they (inter)act
  • understand the overall REACH rationale and mechanism
  • navigate through the REACH document
  • identify the implications of REACH for their activities

Main topics

  • REACH role in regulating chemicals : scope ad objectives
  • REACH main processes and how they work
  • REACH main terminology ad abbreviations
  • REACH main documents
  • REACH main actors
  • Applying REACH in different type of activities

About the lecturers

Lothar Lieck, Senior Project Manager, European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Spain

Raluca Stepa, Head of the Chemical and Biological Risks Laboratory, National Institute for Research and Development on Occupational Safety and Health “Alexandru Darabont” (INCDPM), Bucharest, Romania

Contact person

Project Manager and Communications Advisor
Linda Oksanen

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