Chemical safety report (CSR)

No marketing without safe use

The chemical safety report (CSR) contains a summarised evaluation of the risk to humans and the environment. A chemical safety report is required for registrations > 10 t / a, where the substance is classified as dangerous within the meaning of the CLP regulation. A PBT (persistent, bioaccumulative, toxic) or vPvB (very persistent, very bioaccumulative) assessment always needs to performed however.

For CSR compilation, several steps are necessary :

  • Determination of material properties, including classification
  • Selection of data to be used for risk assessment and to derive limits
  • Derivation of limits , so-called DNEL – derived no effect level or PNEC – predicted no effect concentration
  • Identification of the uses of the substance (use descriptors) over the entire life cycle or for the entire supply chain
  • Determination of the operational conditions of use of the substance in industry, commerce and by the consumer
  • Compilation of the exposure scenarios (description of the safe use of a substance in accordance with the operating conditions and the application of risk mitigation measures)

We will contact downstream users on your behalf to determine the use and conditions of use and to compile the substance safety report on the basis of the registration dossier prepared by us or third parties.

Chemical safety report for the downstream user

A downstream user may only use a supplied substance when its use has been deemed safe in the exposure scenario supplied by the supplier in an extended Safety Data Sheet (eSDS) exposure scenario. If the use of the exposure scenario is missing from the supplier safety data sheet or if the use was rejected as unsafe, the downstream user can perform its own safety assessment and risk assessment and describe it in its own exposure scenario.

It is possible that the supplier is unable to provide any exposure scenario because the downstream user has not disclosed the use to the supplier for reasons of confidentiality. In this case, the downstream user shall perform a risk analysis and prepare an exposure scenario. In both cases, the ECHA (European Chemical Agency) must be notified of this use.

We check whether your use is covered by supplier’s exposure scenario. If the conditions do not match exactly, we examine whether the use may still be considered safe by scaling. If this is not the case, we determine the operating condition and carry out the risk assessment, compile the exposure scenario and notify the new or extended use to the ECHA (European Chemical Agency).