Safety assessment of cosmetic products is of high importance. All manufacturers are responsible for offering safe products to consumers. The contents of the safety assessment and also the qualification of the safety assessor are legally defined in some regions like e.g. the EU. However, a person who meets the qualification is not necessarily qualified to carry out a safety assessment, as the experience and training are of major importance as well. For this purpose – already 20 years ago – IKW and DGK have developed a training concept that is unique in the world. Through individual training segments, it offers the opportunity to achieve the “DGK Safety Assessor” certificate (https://www.safetyassessor.info/home.html).
Many areas which do not have such a legal requirement are now looking at the EU system. This led to the decision to offer this training concept in the English language. IKW and DGK will now offer these courses as webinars, opening the possibility for those interested worldwide to enjoy this successful training concept online. At the same time, seminars will be held in the various regions with local associations, where safety assessors and those who want to become involved will have the opportunity to learn about innovations while gaining hands-on experience in workshops with peers. During the HPCI Congress in September in Johannesburg, South Africa, all specialists who are interested can get more information about the safety assessment in the seminar program designed by IKW and DGK e.V. together with CTFA South Africa (https://ctfa.co.za/).
Programm: 5 September 2019 – 1.00 – 3.30 pm
1.00 – 1.15 pm: Welcome to participants, Adelia Pimentel
1.15 – 1.50 pm: Safety assessment training as a tool to support the application of cosmetics legislation, Birgit Huber
1.50 – 2.20 pm: Data sources for safety assessors of cosmetic products, Andrea Weber, Dr. Babor
2.20 – 2.55 pm: Exposure is the key, Dagmar Bury, L´Oreal
2.55 – 3.30 pm: Panel discussion with all speakers (attendees can send in questions)