Exposure scenarios - the registration is over, the work begins
As part of the registration in accordance with the REACH Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 dangerous substances must be subjected to a risk assessment. The risk is evaluated on the basis of uses, conditions of use and the intrinsic substance data. The information on use, the conditions of use and risk mitigation measures provides an exposure scenario. These exposure scenarios are an integral part of an extended REACH safety data sheet (eSDS). Promptly after registering, the exposure scenarios must be enclosed with the safety data sheet and made available in the local language in which the SDS is supplied.
The structure of the exposure scenarios is not regulated by law. ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) has proposed a structure for the exposure scenarios. Based on this structure, an electronic exchange format and a central phrase catalogue has been developed. The exchange format should be available for use free of charge by the end of 2013. SAP AG has already some time ago laid the foundations to maintain exposure scenarios in SAP EH&S and then to also use the exchange format.
KFT Chemical Services has years of experience in risk assessment, in the development of chemical safety reports and hence in the compilation of extended safety data sheets incorporating exposure scenarios (eSDS). A project is currently underway with a large international chemicals manufacturer to map the own data obtained from the registration of the CSRs, data from foreign chemical safety reports and data from supplied exposure scenarios as an annex to the safety data sheet in SAP EH&S. Benefit from our experience and maintain the data for the exposure scenarios in your SAP EH&S. Maintain the data, above all, so that you can use the electronic exchange format in a few months.