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Poland – ‘Everything you would like to know about chemical substances’ Conference

University of Lodz, Faculty of ChemistryŁódźPoland

This conference, taking place during the European Week for Safety and Health at Work, focuses on chemical substances and their presence in people’s professional and non-professional lives. It aims to raise awareness of the impact that chemical substances can have on our health, and to share ways of eliminating harmful exposures.

Speakers discuss work-related diseases caused by dangerous substances such as carcinogens. As an example, they focus on the hazards caused by chemicals in laboratories at universities. They also discuss the dangers posed by asbestos and nanomaterials. Speakers also address hazardous substances found in everyday objects and whether or not microplastic and glyphosate can be considered as such. They go on to explain the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation, which aims to improve the protection of our health and the environment by identifying the properties of chemical substances.

Finally, speakers share good examples of individual protection measures and give tips on how to effectively manage dangerous substances in the workplace.



  • Elżbieta Dobrzyńska, Laboratory of Chemical and Biological Threats, Centralny Instytut Ochrony Pracy - Panstwowy Instytut Badawczy (CIOP-PIB)
  • Katarzyna Majchrzycka, Head of the Personal Protection Department, CIOP-PIB
  • Lidia Zapór, OSH expert, CIOP-PIB
  • Wiktor M. Zawieska, Deputy Director, CIOP-PIB for Engineering and Implementation
  • Bożena Bukowska, OSH expert, University of Lodz
  • Dominik Szczukocki, OSH expert, University of Lodz
  • Jarosław Lewkowski, OSH expert, University of Lodz
  • Katarzyna Mokra, OSH expert, University of Lodz
  • Karolina Black, OSH expert, University of Lodz
  • Krzysztof Prawicki, OSH expert, University of Lodz
  • Sławomira Skrzypek, Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Lodz
  • Katarzyna Konieczko, Central Registry of Data on Exposure to Chemicals with Carcinogenic or Mutagenic Effects, Institute of Occupational Medicine J. Nofera
  • Małgorzata Majka, OSH expert, Jagiellonian University
  • Tomasz Gendek, THETA technical advisory
Centralny Instytut Ochrony Pracy - Panstwowy Instytut Badawczy
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