Guidance in a Nutshell

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is producing a series of shortened versions of the REACH Guidance Documents in order to make the corresponding Guidance Documents published by the Agency more accessible for industry.

These documents explain in simple terms the main elements of the full guidance to industry managers including managers of small and medium sized enterprises. It will enable companies to have a quick overview of the implications for them of different aspects of REACH. Such shortened documents providing guidance in a nutshell cannot contain all details and therefore, it is advised to consult the full guidance in case of any doubt.

Some of these documents have been or will be translated into official EU languages. You can access the translations from this webpage: use the language menu on the top right corner of the page.

 

Downstream users
Guidance in a Nutshell
download PDF document  (13/12/2013)
Corresponding guidance
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Compilation of safety data sheets

 

Guidance in a Nutshell
download PDF document  (13/12/2013)
Corresponding guidance
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Guidance in a Nutshell on data sharing

 

Guidance in a Nutshell
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Corresponding guidance
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Guidance fact sheet
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Guidance in a Nutshell on identification and naming of substances under REACH and CLP

 

Guidance in a Nutshell
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Corresponding guidance
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Guidance fact sheet
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Guidance in a Nutshell on requirements for substances in articles

 

Guidance in a Nutshell
download PDF document (29/06/11)
Corresponding guidance
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Guidance fact sheet
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Guidance in a Nutshell on Registration

 

Guidance in a Nutshell
download PDF document (20/09/2013)
Corresponding guidance
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Guidance in a nutshell on Chemical Safety Assessment