How to prepare a downstream user chemical safety report

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Source: European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

A new practical guide is available on how to prepare a downstream user chemical safety report. It describes the approaches that downstream users can take to determine the risks and document their assessment.

Helsinki -- If a downstream user's use of a substance is not covered by the supplier's exposure scenarios, they have an option to prepare a downstream user chemical safety report. This practical guide gives advice and examples on how to prepare one, including how to:

  • gather information on the substance;
  • perform a chemical safety assessment;
  • document the downstream user chemical safety report;
  • communicate the outcome of the report to customers; and
  • report to ECHA.

The practical guide complements the Guidance on Downstream Users (section 5). It was developed as part of the Chemical Safety Report/Exposure Scenario Roadmap in collaboration with stakeholders. The information in the guide builds on a survey of downstream users that was conducted to identify their needs related to chemical safety reports. 

Further information

Practical Guide 17: How to prepare a downstream user chemical safety report [PDF] [EN]

Guidance on Downstream Users[PDF] [EN]

Chemical Safety Report/Exposure Scenario Roadmap

Practical Guide 13: How downstream users can handle exposure scenarios[PDF] [EN]

eGuide for safety data sheets and exposure scenarios

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