Posted by Selerant EHS on 30/01/2019

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During the registration process, registrants prepare a chemical safety assessment (CSA), with an evaluation of exposure for hazardous substances registered in an amount higher than 10 tons per year.

Within this declaration, registrants develop exposure scenarios concerning the identified uses of the substance, which will be attached to the SDS of the substance.

Exposure scenarios describe the operative conditions and risk management measures, in order to appropriately control environmental and human health risks. Exposure scenarios cover the whole lifecycle of the substance, including formulation, final industrial use and professional use, consumer use and use in articles.

What happens for mixtures?

Suppliers of hazardous mixtures must communicate relevant information through the exposure scenarios, alongside the SDS. This can be done in multiple ways:

  • supplying consolidated information concerning the safe use of the mixture, as an annex of the SDS;
  • integrating consolidated information concerning the safe use of the mixture, as an integral part of the SDS (mostly in section 8);
  • attaching relevant exposure scenarios concerning the mixture's ingredients.

Our practical solution

Selerant developed a series of tools that lets you generate and/or distribute exposure scenarios that can be used both for substances and for mixtures.

More specifically, through the ESTool module it will be possible to insert your information about conditions of use and risk management measures, allowing you to print the exposure scenario in all EU languages.

ESTool is based on the ESCom model and it provides the standard phrases catalogue included in the ESCom package in the ESCom (more than 1600 phrases). More information on the ESCom project is available at this link.

To know more about ESTool and more solutions for exposure scenario management, contact us at EU-Customer-Service@selerant.com to plan an appointment with a specialist and find a solution aligned with your needs.

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Topics: Exposure scenarios, Safety Data Sheets Authoring

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