Exposure Scenario Tool Module

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Selerant developed a tool that allows to generate exposure scenarios.

Thanks to this tool it is possible to insert, in a guided manner, your information concerning things such as operational conditions and risk management measures. Once this has been done, the scenario can be printed.

The tool is based on the ESCom template and contains the ESCom catalogue of standard phrases (more than 1600 active phrases). More information on the ESCom model can be found at the following link: http://www.cefic.org/Industry-support/Implementing-reach/escom/

How does it work?

By means of the main screen of the program:

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It will be possible to retrieve mixtures and substances present in the HazEX Professional database to subsequently access the main sections of each scenario in order to insert, in a practical way, the piece of information that shall appear in your scenario:

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At the end of the compilation, it will be possible to create your own scenario in Word, PDF and XML format.

When will the module be available?

The “Exposure Scenario Tool” module will be available together with the release of HazEX Professional 3.5.

Please contact our Customer Service at the e-mail address Eu-Customer-Service@selerant.com to set a telephone appointment with an Application Specialist, to organise a free demo or to ask for more information on the module.

EHS Data Package news

The update introduces different news from the regulatory point of view:

ADR 2017 / IATA 2017

The data package contains transport data in compliance with ADR 2017 and IATA 2017.

Some of the changes made to the dangerous goods list through ADR 2017 are:

  • Introduction of eight UN numbers, four of which refer to polymerizing materials, not otherwise specified (N.O.S.);
  • Modification of special dispositions, tunnel restriction codes, labelling, for some UN numbers;
  • Introduction of a new Label (code 9A) for Lithium batteries (UN numbers 3090, 3091, 3480, 3481)

Also IATA 2017 brings modifications to the dangerous goods list, such as those concerning special dispositions. ADR 2017 is available at the following link:
https://www.unece.org/trans/danger/publi/adr/adr2017/17contentse0.html

OEL EU 2017/64

The data package includes the EU occupational exposure limits introduced with Directive 2017/64.

This directive updates the European occupational exposure limit values by adding 25 new entries and editing six limits already listed in other European Directives.

This Directive came into force on February 21st 2017, therefore member states have time until August 21st 2018 to adopt this update.

The six modified limits are those concerning the following substances:

  • Acetic acid (CAS 64-19-7)
  • Bisphenol A, 4.4’-isopropylidendiphenol (CAS 80-05-7)
  • 1,4-dichlorobenzene; p-dichlorobenzene (CAS 106-46-7)
  • Calcium dihydroxide (CAS 1305-62-0)
  • Lithium hydride (CAS 7580-67-8)
  • Nitrogen monoxide (CAS 10102-43-9)

Examples of substances for which new limit values were added are:

  • Tetrachloroethylene (CAS 127-18-4)
  • Ethyl acetate (CAS 141-78-6)

We would like to point out that, for Manganese and its inorganic compounds, the Regulation does not provide any CAS number, thus the limit value has been assigned to the CAS number 7439-96-5 (Manganese).

EU occupational exposure limits are important for SDS compliance, as the presence of such limits determines the occurrence of substances in Section 3 of the SDS of mixtures, according to points 3.2.1b and 3.2.2a ii) of Regulation 2015/830.

European Directive 2017/164 is available at the following link:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qid=1490005441864&uri=CELEX%3A32017L0164

SVHC 2017

The update includes the SVHC substances added to the Candidate List in January 2017. In particular:

  • 4,4’-isopropylidenediphenol (bisphenol A; BPA) (EC: 201-245-8, CAS: 80-05-7)
  • Nonadecafluorodecanoic acid (PFDA) (EC: 206-400-3, CAS: 335-76-2), its sodium  (CAS: 3830-45-3) and ammonium salts (EC: 221-470-5, CAS: 3108-42-7)
  • p-(1,1-dimethylpropyl)phenol (EC: 201-280-9, CAS: 80-46-6)
  • 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear [substances with a linear and/or branched alkyl chain with a carbon number of 7 covalently bound predominantly in position 4 to phenol, covering also UVCB- and well-defined substances which include any of the individual isomers or a combination thereof].

For 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear, the Candidate List does not provide an exhaustive list of CAS numbers. The CAS numbers’ list added within the data package has been extracted from ECHA supporting documentation, available at the following link:
https://echa.europa.eu/candidate-list-table/-/dislist/details/0b0236e180e22869

Concerning the last SVHC update (July 2017), the data is under analysis at the moment and it will be available with future releases.

Follow this link to access the complete Candidate List: https://echa.europa.eu/candidate-list-table

ACGIH 2017

The data package includes new exposure limits published in 2017 by ACGIH.

In particular, in ACGIH 2017 some substances were added, such as Acetamide (CAS 60-35-5) and Folpet (CAS 133-07-3), while the exposure limit values of other substances were modified, such as Formaldehyde (CAS 50-00-0) which previously had only the STEL value, while in ACGIH 2017 the TWA value of 0,1 ppm has been introduced.

To buy ACGIH 2017’s handbook, follow this link:
http://www.acgih.org/forms/store/CommercePlusFormPublic/search?action=Feature

When will the module be available?

The “EhsDataPackage” setup is available at the following link:
https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/271782/EHS/Downloads/Support/Data%20Package/ehsDataPackage2017.zip

We invite you to download the update (even in the case you had already done it) to ensure the maximum compatibility of the Data Package with your system.

Newsletter 102

Tags: Exposure Scenarios