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Article related to: Communicating about safety
Moving forward with exposure scenarios
The third meeting of the Exchange Network on Exposure Scenarios (ENES) in November discussed topics such as exposure scenarios for mixtures, preparing and communicating good quality chemical safety assessments, scaling, and the progress made since the previous meeting in May 2012.
New tools developed
- The overview table of all sector associations' activities related to ES/CSA can be found on the Libraries website.
- Information on the ESCOM, SpERCs etc. under Cefic guidance and tools
Downstream users (DUCC)
- All guidance and tools published by DUCC, including the UseR template
Did you know?
ENES aims to identify good industry practice on drafting exposure scenarios and building a dialogue between supply chain actors to improve the protection of human health and the environment. ECHA, the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), Eurometaux, CONCAWE (the oil companies' European association), the European Association of Chemical Distributors (Fecc) and the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products (AISE) on behalf of the Downstream Users of Chemicals Coordination Group (DUCC), have established the cross-sector collaborative network to share knowledge, techniques and approaches to building and applying (REACH) exposure scenarios.
Safety data sheets include information about: the properties of a substance; its hazards; instructions for handling; disposal and transport; and also first-aid, fire-fighting and exposure control measures. They are the main tool for ensuring that manufacturers and importers communicate enough information along the supply chain to allow safe use of their substances and mixtures.
An exposure scenario contains the appropriate risk management measures and operational conditions to ensure that all the risks arising from the use of a substance can be controlled adequately. Exposure scenarios may appear in an annex of the safety data sheet, in which case the document is referred to as an 'extended safety data sheet'.
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Biocidal Products Committee:
26 February-1 March
Committee for Risk Assessment:
6-8 March and
Committee for Socio-Economic
Management Board meeting:
23-27 March (tentative)
Member State Committee:
20-24 April (tentative)