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How to prepare a downstream user chemical safety report

ECHA/NA/15/27

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, 7 September 2015 - 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.