Introduction to Ecotoxicology & The Environment
With concerns over climate change and pollution, this is a timely training course which will introduce you to the basic principles of ecotoxicology & environmental fate.
It is a perfect introductory course for anyone who wants to learn more about ecotoxicology and environmental fate for Safety Data Sheet purposes, registration work and classification & labelling in accordance with CLP/GHS.
This webinar is particularly useful if you write safety data sheets or undertake classification and labelling work (CLP/GHS). But also for those of you who work in HSE, occupational hygiene, registration departments, etc.
The material covered is suitable for those with little to no knowledge of toxicology, and attendees are actively encouraged to ‘raise their hand’ and put questions forward throughout the training – just as you would in a live classroom environment.
- The key points and concepts of ecotoxicology and the environment.
- What is meant by aquatic ecotoxicology and why it is used in CLP/GHS.
- What is meant by trophic levels, its significance and the test species that are commonly used.
- The difference between acute and chronic effects, LC50, EC50, NOEC & LOEC.
- Assessment of short term and long term aquatic effects.
- Aquatic, terrestrial, vertebrate and invertebrate toxicity, and the significance of indirect exposure to humans via the environment.
- Why it is important to assess the potential for a substance to degrade within the environment and the terms persistence, degradation, biotic and abiotic degradation, aerobic/anaerobic degradation & rapid degradation.
- PBT & vPvB, what these mean and their significance.
- The importance of environmental exposure assessment (including predicted effect concentration, PEC) and how it links to environmental risk assessment.
- Technical/scientific staff who work in a regulatory department & would benefit from an introduction to ecotoxicology & the environment.
- Authors of safety data sheets (SDS) and/or extended safety data sheets (eSDS).
- Staff involved in classification and labelling under EU CLP/ GHS.
- Training handbook complementing the webinar.
- Toxicology glossary containing a handy list of essential toxicology terms for your review.
- Copy of all slides used during the training.
- Copy of the live recording.
- Certificate of attendance (if required).
Laura holds an MSc in Applied Toxicology, a BSc (Hons) Chemistry, PgC Occupational Hygiene and PGCE Post Compulsory Teaching Qualification.
She has worked for many years in industry working in product stewardship which includes writing safety data sheets, classification and labelling, regulatory submissions and workplace risk assessments. She is an experienced trainer and a published author.
Her recent book ‘A Practical Guide to Toxicology and Human Health Risk Assessment (John Wiley & Sons, December 2018)
Unable to attend the scheduled date/time of webinar?
Please contact me if you are unable to attend a scheduled date/time of a webinar and we can schedule one-off dates/times to suit.
This is particularly useful if you are based on the west coast of the USA/Canada or Asia-Pacific region where the timings of the webinars might be inconvenient!