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Drowning in Data, Starving for Wisdom

Earn 1 Contact Hour

This free webinar is sponsored by Sphera


Companies are required to classify substances and mixtures while complying to quasi-harmonized laws, consulting country-specific inventories of classified substances, and referring to substance test data which abounds ... and diverges.

The challenge for the SDS author is how to best manage available substance test data to stay in line with their own industry characteristics and standard operating procedures, all the while remaining compliant.

This webinar compares the availability and use of toxicity and ecotoxicity data for the purpose of chemical classification. Conclusions are drawn and methods for optional and optimal use of data are discussed to assist organizations in using data sources in an effective manner.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Identify best-practice processes for substance data evaluation
  • List relevant sources of information for substance data
  • Explain future initiatives that could impact substance classification


Francis Trudeau, Solutions Manager

Francis Trudeau has worked for nearly 20 years in product compliance and chemical management. Trudeau has significant experience in solutions management and development, global regulations and industry standards enforced worldwide. He has worked on a wide variety of projects that support integrated information management solutions, and address legal compliance challenges and the implementation of regulations in databases and software applications.

Trudeau is a recognised industry expert, serving both as a featured speaker at international conferences and leading multi-organisation task forces in establishing industry best practices for regulatory compliance.

Mary Rudolph, Senior Manager – Global Content

Mary Rudolph has more than 25 years of international environmental, health and safety experience, including technical and business implementations of authoring services. She offers customers an in-depth and often sought after understanding of the needs of global EHS departments. She has also managed the development of EHS-related databases, including RTECS®, a recognised toxicology database.



​Gl​obal Regulations; Risk Assessment; Hazard & Risk Communication


Format- Free Webinar Recording
Time- 1 Hour
Credit- 1 Hour​

 Learning Level - Competent


A Competent learner can perform to basic standards; has a thorough understanding of the content area but limited practical/work experience in the application of the content/concepts​.