Project results

Summary of task 1.7 - Existing approaches of exchange of chemical information

Safety data sheets (SDSs) are important, and often the only information source for safe use of chemicals. SDSs have been prepared for many years in accordance with EU legislation. However, chemical legislation is dynamic with introduction of new rules.

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Summary of task 1.6 - Available software tools

The objective of Task 1.6 is to provide a detailed description of today’s available software tools to development environmental procedures, follow-up management and environmental databases. Tools and best practices regarding risk assessment and substitution will also be identified. To achieve this, the report will be broken down into the following sections, Introduction, Company Profiles and Summary.

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Summary of task 1.4 - Safety data sheet (SDS) delivery formats – 5PM

Main research activities were focused in gathering information concerning with SDS: 1) Phrase Libraries availability and characteristics; 2) Risk and Safety sentences; 3) CLP (Hazard & Precautionary sentences); 4) Transport Codes; 5) Waste Handling Codes; 6) Substance database (Product Inventory).

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Summary of task 1.3/1.5 - End user survey on obstacles/user behaviour on site

Activity in Task 1.3 is coordinated with activity in Task 1.5. A web based survey and in-depth interviews are performed for chemical users and chemical suppliers respectively.

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Summary of task 1.2 - REACH influence

The new regulation replaces several existing Community Directives and Regulations on chemicals and defines new tasks and responsibilities for actors mentioned under REACH with the aim to strengthen protection of health and the environment. REACH is an abbreviation which means: Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals.

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Summary of task 1.1 - European chemical legislation

The main goal of the EU is the progressive integration of Member States' economic and political systems and the establishment of a single market based on the free movement of goods, people, money and services. To this end, its Member States cede part of their sovereignty under treaties which empower the EU institutions to adopt laws. Each Member State is responsible for the implementation of Community law (adoption of implementing measures before a specified deadline, conformity and correct application) within its own legal system.

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