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CRD - Live Online Workshop: Dermal Absorption and the EFSA 2017 Guidance for Plant Protection and Biocidal Products

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The EFSA Guidance on dermal absorption (2017) for Plant Protection Products regulated under Regulation 1107/2009 was implemented on the 25th of August 2018. The guidance has also been applied to Biocidal Products since 6th March 2020. HSE's Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) will be holding a two-day online workshop to present and explain the EFSA 2017 guidance, which replaced the previous EFSA Guidance document (2012). This workshop will address dermal absorption issues for both Plant Protection Products (day 1 and part of day 2) and Biocidal Products (day 2).

The course will cover:

  • Overview of the 2017 guidance document
  • Critical aspects of dermal absorption studies and their interpretation
  • Key differences between the 2017 and 2012 guidance
  • Key information frequently absent from, or not clearly presented in, dermal absorption study reports and / or regulatory submissions
  • Worked examples highlighting critical areas of the 2017 guidance
  • Common problems found in dermal absorption evaluations
  • Application of the guidance to Biocidal Products
  • Special cases for Biocidal Products including antifouling products and anticoagulant rodenticides

Download the programme for the day here.

Who should attend?

The workshop is aimed at technical and registration specialists involved in the design of dermal absorption studies and in the preparation and submission to CRD of Plant Protection and Biocidal Product applications for authorisation.  The aim is to provide awareness, knowledge and interactive discussion via presentations, questions/answers, and practical sessions.

Live online course information

All you will need is an internet-connected computer, laptop or tablet, plus a webcam and microphone. We do not recommend using a smartphone. Before you book, please check that you meet the Zoom System Requirements and run a diagnostic test to ensure the software is compatible with your firewall settings. If this does not work, try adjusting your settings or contact your IT department about permitting the website.


£485 (plus VAT) per person.

Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit card at the time of booking.

Some of our training courses can also be delivered in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704

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