REACH Compliance, Workplace Safety, Safety Data Sheets, Literature Research, Analysis and Expert Witness
"Laura is the consummate professional in her field, employing her substantial knowledge of chemical issues and global standards to assist companies with successfully managing their diverse regulatory issues." Michael S. Wenk, M.Sc., MBA - Principal, m4 Consulting LLC
My name is Laura and for over a decade I have worked in industry dealing with issues related to the use of hazardous chemicals in the workplace. During this time I have witnessed and addressed many dubious practices ranging from staff opening drums of hazardous materials with axes to people actually washing their hands in industrial chemicals. I have also investigated cases where staff have experienced adverse health effects as a result of chemical exposure.
Throughout my career I have worked with all aspects of chemical compliance; for the EU, Australasia and the USA/Canada. Now the biggest challenge is of course the implementation of REACH.
Most people look for me because they need expertise in these areas. Therefore, if I can help you I will, otherwise I will do my utmost to point you in the right direction with my connections in this field.
Please 'phone me or email me for more details.
So, now a little more about me. I am a qualified Toxicologist & Chemist with over ten years experience in health, safety and environmental issues, as well as chemical compliance. I am also the author of, “Toxicology and Ecotoxicology in Chemical Safety Assessment.” Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2005 and edited by Dr. Ian Thorn.
"...brings together a large amount of up-to-date information that probably never has been brought together in one place. This is not a book for the professional toxicologist, but for those who need to use toxicology professionally."
Chemistry & Industry, Issue 10 May 2005
I am also the author of, “Handbook of Toxicology and Ecotoxicology for the Pulp and Paper Industry.” Blackwell Science Ltd 2001 and Edited by Dr. Ian Thorn.
"...a clearly written and concise guide to the terminology and its broader meaning." Mark Macaulay, Paper Technology, July 2001
As an experienced trainer, I develop & deliver bespoke training packages related to the safe handling of hazardous chemicals in the workplace. These include:
- Hazard communication for chemical supply. (classification and labelling)
- Writing outstanding safety data sheets.
- Basic introduction to toxicology.
- Chemicals in our environment.
These trainings are tailored to suit the needs of different audiences. Please contact me directly with your requirements for a proposal.
As a qualified Toxicologist and Chemist with experience of dealing with regulatory issues, I can offer consultancy support in a number of ways which include:
- Research and appraisal of information related to health and environmental issues.
- Support with all aspects of REACH implementation (from both a toxicological and regulatory perspective)
- Writing Safety Data Sheets.
- Assessment of risks related to the use of chemicals in the occupational setting.
- Expert opinion for both civil and criminal cases related to chemical exposure.
- Representation of Company interests on Trade Associations, consortia, etc.
Please contact me directly to discuss your requirements and find out what I am able to do to help your business.
“Laura has extensive experience in the area of industrial toxicology and is, not only a pleasure to work with, but is very knowledgeable indeed.” Barry Podd, Global Regulatory Affairs Manager, Kimberly-Clark Europe