ETRMA OHS Campaigns 2018

ETRMA hosts meetings and webinars to promote the management of Dangerous Substances at the Workplace

Over the Summer months 2018, events were held in Spain, Germany and Italy to share best practices on managing dangerous substances.  The events were hosted in coordination between ETRMA and its members Consorcio Nacional del Caucho (Spain), Assogomma (Italy) and Wirtschaftsverband der Deutschen Kautschukindustrie (Germany).

At the event was presented, among others, an overview of the regulations on dangerous substances and worker's occupational exposure. The background and the new trends of the Carcinogenic and Mutagenic Directive (2004/37/EC), the Classification, Labelling and Packaging Directive (1272/2008) and REACH (1970/2006) were discussed with the participating Health & Safety professionals from large companies of the rubber sector, as well as dedicated professionals from small and medium size enterprises.


On 9, 10 and 11 October 2018, ETRMA held internal meetings with the Health & Safety and Corporate & Regulatory Affairs professionals of its members to exchange on the management of dangerous substances.  One of the sessions included the management of End-of-Life tyres.

Among other topics, participants exchanged on regulatory trends regarding Classification & Labelling of Substances and on the Workers' safety regulation.  During the meetings a slot was dedicated to the presentation of the EU OSHA website and information material.