In co-operation with Utrecht University the RIVM organizes the  Course Chemical Safety Assessment under REACH. The course will be held from 25-28 june 2019

25-28 juni: Chemical Safety Assessment under REACH


This four day training provides a full introduction in chemical safety assessment and offers you the opportunity to apply the theoretical framework directly in your own practice. Therefore the training involves a crash course on the first day in which a general overview of the REACH legislation, processes and the chemical safety assessment (CSA) is provided, with short interactive exercises. In the remaining part of the course the participants select a REACH relevant chemical to perform their own chemical safety assessment. On each day in a stepwise approach the theoretical background is provided, available tools are explained and briefly demonstrated after which you can bring it into practice with your selected chemical of interest under supervision of experts. After selecting a chemical the CSA starts with data gathering, selection and evaluation (day 2), hazard assessment (day 2 and 3), exposure assessment (day 3), and risk characterization (day 3). Within the course we briefly touch upon risk management measures (day 4) and the special topics PBT/PMT, endocrine disruption, nanomaterials and mixture toxicity. On the final day the participants are expected to pitch their most important lesson(s) learned to share their insights.


Practical information about the course Chemical Safety Assessment under REACH

Organizing institutions

RIVM and IRAS (Utrecht University)

Target audience

Professionals within industry, academia, governments and consultants, who want to advance their knowledge on REACH and the Chemical Safety Assessment of industrial chemicals


25-28 juni (4 days) 

Course location

National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) Bilthoven


1.5 ECTS credits + Certificate of Attendance 

Course fee (no housing) 

€ 1800 voor 4 dagen


Advanced master




Appy now via the Utrecht Summer School website (deadline 15 May).

Background knowledge

The course demands a good knowledge of the basic science (chemistry, biology, physics) and (eco) toxicologie and global knowledge about risk assessment

More information

More information about the course and lecturers can be found at  the Utrecht Summerschool website