Registration Information

Organised by

Symposium Chairpersons

Thomas KÖHLER, President of the ISSA Chemistry Section
Stéphane PIMBERT, Director general of INRS

Program committee

Martine BLOCH
Thomas BROCK
Stefan ENGEL
Antje ERMER
Michaela FRENZEL
Aline MARCELIN
Dominique MUR
Joachim SOMMER
Niels SCHURREIT
Raymond VINCENT

Important dates

Deadline for early bird registration:
15 April 2016
Deadline for hotel reservations:
4 May 2016

Symposium organised by the French National Research and Safety Institute (INRS) and the Chemistry section of the International Social Security Association  (ISSA)

SYMPOSIUM VENUE

MAISON DE LA RATP
Espace du Centenaire

189 Rue de Bercy
F - 75012 Paris


SYMPOSIUM STRUCTURE

1 June at 2:00 p.m. to 3 June at 1:00 p.m., plenary sessions only
The official languages of the symposium are French, German and English, with simultaneous translation in these three languages.


TARGET AUDIENCE
  • Institutional OSH professionals, labour inspection, etc.
  • OSH practitioners in companies, safety and health managers, EHS professionals, safety engineers, etc.
  • Occupational physicians, toxicologists, occupational hygienists, etc.

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SYMPOSIUM AIMS

Endocrine disruptors and sensitising substances are two classes of substances with special hazards. Endocrine disruptors are included in the list of “Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)” in the REACH regulation. The effect of sensitising substances on exposed workers is well known due to the increasing number of allergic reactions and is a major field of investigation and prevention. Workers, just like the general population, can be exposed to these two groups of substances, which are widely used in industry as additives, feedstock, etc. The most well-known include phthalates used as plastifiers, bisphenols (A and S) used to produce epoxy resins, methylhexahydrophthalic anhydride (MHHPA) used to produce alkyd and polyester resins. Occupational exposure can occur both during the production of these substances and when they are used in raw form or included in a mixture. This symposium will review the effects of these substances, the jobs concerned, the risks involved and the prevention solutions to be recommended.