REACH SVHC and RoHS2 Testing Requirements Webinar

OTTAWA, Sept. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Intertek (www.intertek.com), the leading provider of quality and safety services to a wide range of industries and Environ, a leading international environmental consultancy and manager of the industry-led substances declarations web database www.BOMcheck.net, will be hosting a free webinar on the Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemical's (REACH) Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) and the expanded requirements of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive.

Enacted in 2006, the European Union REACH Regulation requires registration of chemicals and communication of Candidate List Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) to consumers. Any consumer, under REACH, has the right to request information on whether any specific product contains any of these SVHCs over 0.1% by weight and the supplier is required by law to communicate this information to the consumer within forty-five (45) days. The European Union RoHS Directive restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

With another draft REACH SVHC Candidate List recently released and new risk assessment requirements for sample testing proposed under the new EU RoHS Directive, Intertek and ENVIRON will present a webinar titled "Restricted and Declarable Substances: REACH, RoHS and Beyond." This exclusive free webinar will be held Tuesday, October 6, 2009 from 10.00am to 11.00am EDT and will provide essential information on how companies can adopt cost-effective approaches to REACH and RoHS2 compliance. The webinar will highlight how equipment manufacturers and suppliers are working together to share a single substance declarations web database system and to maintain a common list of substances. The initiative includes Philips, Osram, Siemens, GE, Agfa, Texas Instruments, Epcos, FUJIFILM and many others.

The key issues to be covered during the webinar are:

    
    -  RoHS2 obligations for risk assessment of level of sample testing
       required
    -  SVHCs on the draft new REACH Candidate List that can be found in
       hardware products and electrical and electronic equipment
    -  Industry-led substances declarations web database and common list of
       substances
    -  Material and product restricted and declarable substance screening and
       chemical testing
    -  Supplier conformance assurance systems
    

Free registration and further details about the webinar are available at

http://www.intertek.com/events/2009/10-06-webinar-restricted-and-declarable-substance-management-registration

About Intertek Health & Environmental Services (www.intertek.com/green)

Intertek Health & Environmental Services offers the complete solution for global, regional, or local compliance, providing sound traceability systems and strict enforcement of due diligence policies. Intertek does more than simply help our clients comply, we give them the competitive advantage they desire. Our Services offer comprehensive solutions for RoHS, Restricted Substances, CPSIA, REACH, California Proposition 65, Carbon Management, and Greenhouse Gas reduction, including on-call consulting, testing and analysis, legal representation, certification, and corporate education appropriate for all types and levels of business. Intertek Health & Environmental Services is a leader in global environmental compliance, consulting, technology services and product stewardship.

About Intertek (www.intertek.com)

Intertek (ITRK.L) is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace. Intertek has the expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 23,000 people in 100 countries around the world.

About ENVIRON (www.environcorp.com)

A leading international consultancy, ENVIRON partners with clients to assess and manage the potential environmental, energy, and health issues associated with their activities and products. Decision makers rely on us as they strive to reduce or eliminate health and environmental impacts throughout their business life cycles - from acquisition to ongoing operations to restructuring or divestiture. Whether responding to existing challenges or seeking strategies to prevent future liabilities, clients around the world benefit from our blend of universally high technical skills and knowledge of local requirements and practices.

SOURCE INTERTEK

For further information: For further information: about the webinar, please contact Joel Pekay, Intertek Global Marketing and Business Development Director, Telephone: (630) 481-3126, Email: joel.pekay@intertek.com; Caroline Chilton, ENVIRON European Marketing Executive, Telephone: +44 1225 748420, Email: cchilton@uk.environcorp.com

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