Since joining RPA in 2010, Tom has worked on a range of projects both for the European Commission and for Industry. He has collated and analysed information on the hazard profile and physicochemical properties of numerous chemicals for a range of projects. These include case studies in an RPA-led project for DG Environment on socio-economic analysis in the framework of REACH Authorisations and providing assistance for the peer review of a UNEP Chemical Branch model for extrapolation of data on the environmental and human health costs of pesticides in Africa.
Tom also led an extensive consultation exercise for an impact assessment on the amendment of EU directives on health and safety at work as a result of the adoption of the CLP regulation.
Currently, Tom is working for industry clients in relation to the formulation of analysis of alternatives and socio-economic analysis documents under the REACH Authorisation process. These studies involve detailed sectoral analysis and extensive consultation activities in order to prepare robust reports that are subject to public consultation and must also withstand scrutiny by ECHA’s Risk Assessment and Socio-economic Analysis Committees (RAC & SEAC). Tom’s work has resulted in the successful submission of some of the earliest Applications for Authorisations in 2013-2016, as well as the receipt of several long review periods for clients.
Since 2014, Tom has also been working on multiple supply chain mapping projects for a major international client, assessing a number of substances of regulatory concern and their use in systems, components and processes throughout complex global supply chains.