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Spring 2021 Webinar


OECD’s Guidance on Key Considerations for the Identification and
Selection of Safer Chemical Alternatives

Monday, April 12, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

 

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On March 3, 2021 the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released: Guidance on Key Considerations for the Identification and Selection of Safer Chemical Alternatives.

The aim of the guidance is to advance broader agreement on a general approach and criteria for the selection of safer alternatives, with a focus on chemical substitution. It is intended to advance a consistent understanding of the minimum requirements needed to determine whether a chemical alternative is safer than the priority chemical, product, or technology for substitution, independent of the entity performing the assessment or the alternatives assessment framework being used.

Please join this late-breaking webinar of the Association for the Advancement of Alternatives Assessment (A4) to learn more about the OECD Guidance from contributors who worked on it through the OECD Ad Hoc Group on the Substitution of Harmful Chemicals, including representatives from the OECD, Abt Associates, and the European Chemicals Agency. A4 alternatives assessment practitioners will also reflect on the utility of the guidance document given increased attention on the need for criteria in policy and business contexts to assist with determining whether an alternative to a chemical of concern is in fact safer.

Webinar Speakers & Facilitators

 

EMILY CONNER
Abt Associates

Eeva Leinala

EEVA LEINALA
Organization for Economic
Cooperation and Development

 

Denis Mottet

DENIS MOTTET
European Chemicals Agency;
OECD Ad Hoc Group on the Substitution of Harmful Chemicals




Karl Palmer

KARL PALMER
California Department of
Toxic Substances Control

Libby Sommer

LIBBY SOMMER
Bolt Threads