Environment protection

XXIVth MAVESZ Chemical Industry Conference on Environment Protection & Industrial Safety

Eger, 11-12 October 2017

The two-day Conference was attended by 110 participants from chemical, pharmaceutical, chemical distributor companies and also from the chemical faculties of three universities (Budapest, Debrecen, Miskolc). Presentations were made by officials of the Prime Minister’s Office, several ministries and national authorities, and also by corporate experts. It was the 24th HSE Conference held by MAVESZ and in view of the high attendance and the very lively Q&A periods – one of the best so far.

As its primary objective, the conference is meant to provide a forum for exchanges between the industry and government/national authority departments responsible in the field of HSE legislation both at EU and national level. It is also a forum to share best practices among companies and information on innovative solutions in environment and climate protection, health and safety at the workplace and technological safety at chemical plants.

The presentations at the Conference covered, in particular, the following subjects:

  • chemical industry trends in the EU and Hungary, and the impact of HSE legislation on the competitiveness of the industry,
  • the reduction of bureaucracy and authority procedures for enhancing industry competitiveness; acceleration of giving permits on new installations
  • the impact of LVOV BATC on HU national regulation and on the obligations of the chemical industry,
  • the implementation of the objectives of the REACH/CLP regulations in light of company experiences,
  • 10 years of REACH as seen by ECHA; updating on DMF and TIO2 procedure and decisions expected,
  • the extension of the HU Legionella legislation on the chemical industry: motivations and the requirements to be met by the industry;
  • the revision of the HU Fire Protection Regulation,
  • Energy and energy efficiency regulation at the national level, overview of EU initiatives (Energy Union, Winter Package),
  • discrepancies between the dangerous goods transportation and chemical safety regulations.