Tag: Downstream users

CHESAR upgraded to 2.2

The tool has been updated to ease the generation of exposure scenarios for communication in the supply chain. This update marks the first step in standardisation of exposure scenario information for downstream users.
 
The new Chesar version enables registrants to generate their exposure scenarios to be used for communication in the supply chain directly from their chemical safety assessments, helping to avoid manual transfer of information to the registrants' safety data sheet systems and/or copying whole chapters from the chemical safety report into the annex of the safety data sheet.

Chesar 2.2 also offers the possibility to import the ESCom standard phrase catalogue, published by the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) early March 2013 in a Chesar compatible format.
 
With the new functionalities, registrants can use Chesar not only to make a comprehensive chemical safety report but also to produce extended safety data sheets for downstream users on how to control risks to workers, consumers and the environment that are fully consistent with the chemical safety report.

Further information is available at http://chesar.echa.europa.eu/

COMMUNICATION'S VERIFICATION/GUIDANCE
  • Upstream & downstream communication support on hazard, uses, authorisation/ restriction related details.
  • Communication to ECHA according the obligation of manufacturers and importers of articles.
  • SIEF communication.

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EARLY WARNING SYSTEM
  • Screening the official substances lists (candidate list,annexXIV, XV,XVII, CORAP, RAPEX etc)and/or relevant other Restricted Substance Lists comparing with any substance list you provide us with.
  • Follow up relevant ECHA’s comment on substance dossiers of importance, new guidance documents & cases.

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eSDS

Receiving very comprehensive SDSs containing many different uses? Getting rather different eSDS from your suppliers? In the need of compiling your eSDS from different sources?
You are certainly familiar with this situation. Supplier X sends you an extended SDS. This contains 143 pages – not easy to find your own use immediately.
Supplier Y sends also an extended SDS. This is totally in another format, but only has 38 pages. However it contains another classification and hence different labeling instructions. What do you do?
You will have to analyze carefully each SDS received, retrace your use, the relevant CL and adapt those information to your own SDS or to internal safety cards.
There is currently no way to automate this.

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QUALITY MANAGEMENT AUDIT
  • REACH Audit of the processes in place in order to comply with the obligations for a downstream user.
  • Working flow assistance or audit to:
    • track & identify chemical substances used/present
    • identify all points where communication/knowledge about chemicals is crucial
    • review crisis management
  • Defining a risk management based verification process on substances in articles by third parties.

 

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