Environment training modules

The modules on the environment are designed to explore the different issues associated with the interpretation and review of ecotoxicological data in the context of regulatory requirements. Examples of difficult substances and studies are presented, in conjunction with proposed strategies for successful data handling. The content and the level of detail presented in each module can be tailored to suit individual business needs.

Basic ecotoxicology

The principles of ecotoxicology in the context of hazard assessment are explored. The basics of ecotoxicology, its regulatory data requirements and the interpretation of studies are covered in this module.

Advanced ecotoxicology

Building on the ‘Basic ecotoxicology’ module, a more in depth overview of ecotoxicological hazard assessment is provided by exploring where difficulties may lie in study design and data interpretation and how to achieve a hazard assessment under these circumstances.

Understanding CLP - Environment

The Classification and Labelling of a substance is a requirement under most regulations. Here we explore how to derive C&L for the environment along with basic understanding of environmental fate and ecotoxicological hazard assessment.

Environmental exposure to chemicals - basics

Manufacturers and downstream users often believe that their substance cannot be reaching the environment. However, regulators will not accept such a claim without concrete proof. The basis to understanding chemical releases to the environment is explored.

Environmental exposure to chemicals - advanced

The releases of chemicals into the environment from less obvious sources are described in this module. The modelling of Predicted Environmental Concentrations (PECs) is discussed in detail.

Basic risk characterisation - environment

What data are required? How do we gather the information and how does it translate into environmental risk characterisation? The data requirements are explained and available models for conducting the assessment are presented.

Advanced risk characterisation - environment

The emphasis of this module is on problem solving following the identification of risks. Should the focus be on properties, releases, monitoring, or a combination of the above? This module is recommended in conjunction with the advanced module on ‘Environmental exposure to chemicals’.