REACH and RoHS Compliance: Gain a Deeper Understanding: 2-Day In-Person Seminar

By: Kelly Eisenhardt , Co-Founder and Managing Director at BlueCircle Advisors LLC
Location :- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Downtown Boston, MA | Thursday, October 11, 2018 | Friday, October 12, 2018

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Course Description:

This 2 day seminar will go into the specifics of the REACH and RoHS regulations, provide case studies and share lessons learned so your organization can benefit from the mistakes of others. We will review the latest on both directives and will draw out key developments and key dates (if applicable) with particular emphasis on requirements for US firms.

REACH and RoHS have been referred to as “…one of the most complex regulations in the history of the EU.” Do not miss this 2 day seminar to find out why.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this seminar, you will gain a better understanding of:

  • Understanding your organization’s liability under RoHS and REACH.
  • Review case studies.
  • Discuss lessons learned applications to ensure full compliance.
  • RoHS and REACH guidelines
  • REACH Registration of Substances
  • Introduction to REACH
  • Articles and REACH
  • Substances of Very High Concerns (SVHC)
  • Supply chain communication
  • Compliance enforcement
  • Basics of RoHS
  • Background and content of RoHS
  • Responsibility for RoHS
  • International requirements of RoHS
  • WEEE – background and content of WEEE and how to work to meet requirements
  • Material testing methods

Areas Covered:

Topics covered in this seminar include:

  • REACH Registration of Substances
  • Introduction to REACH
  • Articles and REACH
  • Substances of Very High Concerns (SVHC)
  • Supply chain communication
  • Compliance enforcement
  • Basics of RoHS
  • Background and content of RoHS
  • Responsibility for RoHS
  • International requirements of RoHS
  • WEEE – background and content of WEEE and how to work to meet requirements
  • Material testing methods.
  • Overview of three of the most important materials regulations, the processes, and the programs needed
    • RoHS 1 and 2 Compliance
    • REACH Compliance
    • US Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals Reporting
  • Improving data collection by using Jig 101, IEC 62474, IPC 1752
  • Managing suppliers with procurement contracts
  • Effectively using technology for tracking and managing compliance

Who will Benefit:

  • Automotive,
  • Electronics,
  • Medical devices,
  • Chemical,
  • Toys,
  • Industrial machinery
  • Manufacturing Professionals
  • Anyone new to RoHS and or REACH and need to understand the regulations.
  • Anyone responsible for RoHS and REACH compliance.
  • Quality Managers,
  • Environmental Managers,
  • Purchasers,
  • Buyers.

Topic Background:

REACH and RoHS conformity have banned problematic toxic and environmentally hazardous elements such as lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenylether (PBDE) in quantities not exceeding a maximum of 0.1 percent by mass in products.

Restrictions of the use of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Registration, Evaluation Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances (REACH) are European requirements on chemicals and chemical substances used in products.

REACH is required by the EU for products containing chemical compounds. It is also required by US exporters for all suppliers exporting products to the EU. Even though you many not be an exporter, you may have to still comply with these regulations.

Companies shipping parts or products into Europe must comply with EU REACH and RoHS regulations. EU REACH creates increased risk of product recalls, or bans that must be proactively addressed to ensure continued market access. Products containing harnesses, hydraulic components, rubber or PVC are at a higher risk of containing restricted materials.

REACH applies to solvents, fragrances, metals, alloys, pigments, dyes, fertilizers, cosmetics, detergents, polymers, electronic equipment, furniture, textile toys, etc.

Course Outline

Day One (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)

  • 08.30 am - 09.00 am: Registration
  • 9:00 am - 9:30 am REACH Registration of Substances
  • 9:30 am -10:00 am Introduction to REACH
  • 10:00 am-10:30 - am Articles and REACH
  • 10:30 am-10:45 - am Break
  • 10:45 am-11:15 - am Substances of Very High Concerns (SVHC)
  • 11:15 am-12:00 noon - Supply chain communication
  • 12:00 pm-1:00 pm - Improving data collection by using Jig 101, IEC 62474, IPC 1752
  • 1:00 pm-2:00 pm - Lunch
  • 2:00 pm-3:00 pm - Managing suppliers with procurement contracts
  • 3:00 pm-3:10 pm - Break
  • 3:10 pm-4:00 pm - Effective using technology for tracking and managing compliance
  • 4:00 pm-4:30 pm - Day 1 Wrap-up
Day Two (8:30 AM – 4:00 PM)

  • 8:30 am-9:00 am - Day 1 Revision
  • 9:00 am-9:30 am - Basics of RoHS
  • 9:30 am-10:00 am - Background and content of RoHS
  • 10:00 am-10:30 am - Responsibility for RoHS
  • 10:30 am-10:45 am - Break
  • 10:45 am-11:15 am - International requirements of RoHS
  • 11:15 am-12:00 noon - WEEE - background and content of WEEE and how to work to meet requirements
  • 12:00 noon-1:00 pm - Material testing methods
  • 1:00 pm-2:00 pm - Lunch
  • 2:00 pm-4:00 pm - Compliance enforcement Overview of three of the most important materials regulations, the processes, and the programs needed
    • RoHS 1 and 2 Compliance
    • REACH Compliance
    • US Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals Reporting
  • 4:00 pm -4:30 pm - Course Wrap-up

Meet Your Instructor

Kelly Eisenhardt
Kelly Eisenhardt,
Co-Founder and Managing Director at BlueCircle Advisors LLC

Ms. Eisenhardt is Co-Founder and Managing Director at BlueCircle Advisors LLC, a consulting firm that provides strategy and programming to address product compliance risks, sales and revenue protection, and compliance and sustainability practices throughout the supply chain.

With 20 years’ experience in IT and Compliance Software Development, her former roles include: Executive Director of Environmental Programs, at Fair Factories Clearinghouse; Environmental Compliance Manager and Design for Environment programs at EMC Corporation; and Director of Product Management at PTC Corporation for Windchill Product Analytics – an environmental compliance software.

She is a journalist for industry trade publications such as 3BL, JustMeans, Social Earth, CSRwire, Ethical Performance, and CSR@Risk with a focus on trends in product compliance, supply chain transparency, and corporate social responsibility.

In 2015, she traveled with Asia Pulp and Paper to Indonesia and Sumatra to research and write about the company’s zero deforestation efforts and social responsibility programs.

In May 2016, she delivered her paper on “Advancing Product Design with Environmental Compliance,” at the IEEE/ISCPCE conference in Anaheim, California. She is currently on assignment with an IT infrastructure company to build Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs specializing in anti-trafficking compliance, sustainability programming and reporting, and cybersecurity compliance for supply chains.

Venue

Location :

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Downtown Boston
821 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111, USA
Tel: +1-617-956-7900

October 11-12, 2018



How to Reach

General Driving Directions:

Boston Logan International Airport
  • Follow signs to Ted Williams Tunnel /I90.
  • Take Ted Williams tunnel (Toll Road-estimate $3.50) take exit 24-25 (I93/South Boston.
  • Follow Exit 25 South Boston, Keep right on the exit ramp.
  • At end of ramp take a right on to Congress Street.
  • At the next set of lights take a right onto D Street.
  • Follow straight to the next set of lights & turn right onto Summer Street.
  • Follow Summer Street straight, after you cross Atlantic Avenue (major intersection) take the next left (Surface Artery).
  • Stay in the right hand lane and follow to the end take a right onto Kneeland Street (Chinatown) Take a left on Washington Street.
  • The hotel is on the right approximately 100 yards on the right.
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, NH
  • Depart Airport Rd toward Airport Rd (0.2 mi.)
  • Keep right to stay on Airport Rd (0.3 mi.)
  • Turn right to stay on Airport Rd (0.3 mi.)
  • Keep straight onto RT-3A / Brown Ave (0.0 mi.)
  • Keep right to stay on RT-3A / Brown Ave (1.4 mi.)
  • Take ramp right for I-293 South / RT-101 East toward Concord / Portsmouth / Salem (2.0 mi.)
  • Take ramp right for I-93 S toward Boston / Salem (48.4 mi.)
  • At exit 20B-A, take ramp right for I-90 West toward S. Station (0.6 mi.)
  • Turn right onto Kneeland St (0.2 mi.)
  • Turn left onto Washington St (0.1 mi.)
  • Arrive at Washington St (0.0 mi.)

Disclaimer: Directions to the venue above have been taken from the hotel website. Attendees are advised to check with the hotel for confirmation of these directions before starting for the venue. GRC Seminars is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the same.
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