Chemical Safety Assessment under REACH

Organizing institution
Utrecht University - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Course code
Course fee (no housing)
€ 1800.00
Advanced Master
This four days training provides a full introduction in chemical safety assessment as required in the EU legislation REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of CHemicals). It offers you the unique opportunity to apply this theoretical framework directly by working with chemicals from your own practice . This course is organized in close collaboration with RIVM (Dutch Institute for Public Health and the Environment).

The four days training provides a full introduction in chemical safety assessment and offers you the opportunity to apply the theoretical framework directly in your own practice.

The course starts on the first days with a crash course in which a general overview of the REACH legislation, processes and the chemcial 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 these into practice on 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). During 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 participants are expected to pitch their most inportant lessons learned to share their insights.

Download the day-to-day programme (PDF)

Course director

dr. ir. Mieke Lumens


Patrick Zweers  Lidka Maslankiewicz  Emiel Rorije, PhD
Martijn Beekman,
Fleur van Broekhuizen PhD
Theo Vermeire PhD

et al

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

Course aim

To provide an international applied course in chemical safety assessment, in line with EU guidance, in which participants have ample opportunity to practice performing a CSA on chemicals of their interest

Study load

From the day-to-day programme it can be learnt that this is an intensive course with lectures, group assignments, case studies and computer tutorials

The course consists of lectures, assignments, computer tutorials and case studies


Course fee
€ 1800.00


For this course you are required to upload the following documents when applying:

  • Motivation Letter
  • C.V.

More information

Mieke Lumens
education.iras@uu.nl +31 30 253 9447


Application deadline: 15 May 2019