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CRD - Workshop on Dermal Absorption and the EFSA 2017 Guidance for Plant Protection Products

Chemicals Regulation Division, Mallard House, Kings Pool, 3 Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PX

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The revised EFSA Guidance on dermal absorption (2017) for plant protection products regulated under Regulation 1107/2009 was implemented on the 25th August 2018. HSE's Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) will be holding a one-day workshop to present and explain the new guidance in force, which replaced the previous EFSA Guidance document (2012).

The course will cover

  • Overview of the 2017 guidance document;
  • Key differences between the 2017 and 2012 guidance;
  • Critical aspects of dermal absorption studies and their interpretation;
  • Key information frequently absent from, or not clearly presented in, dermal absorption study reports and / or regulatory submissions;
  • Worked examples highlighting critical areas of the 2017 guidance;
  • Common problems found in Dermal Absorption evaluations.


Download the programme for the day here.

Who should attend?

The workshop is aimed at technical and registration specialists involved in the design of dermal absorption studies and in the preparation and submission to CRD of plant protection product applications for authorisation. The aim is to provide awareness, knowledge and interactive discussion via presentations, questions/answers and practical sessions.


The workshop will be held at the Chemicals Regulation Division, Mallard House, Kings Pool, 3 Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PX. Registration will begin from 9:00 am. The workshop will start at 9:30 am and finish around 4:30 pm.


The cost per delegate for the training day will be £465.00 (plus VAT) (includes notes, lunch and refreshments).



Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit card at the time of booking.

For further dates and additional information email: or contact the Training and Events Team at HSE directly on +44 (0)203 028 3704.

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The HSE Science and Research Centre
Harpur Hill
Buxton, Derbyshire
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T: +44 (0)203 028 3704